Liverpool youngster Luke Chambers signs new contract to extend his stay at Anfield
According to the club’s official website, Liverpool defender Luke Chambers has signed a new deal to extend his stay at Anfield. The left-back joined Jurgen Klopp’s first-team squad during the preseason games amid speculation that he was close to signing a new deal.
Chambers had declined a post-season vacation in favour of a significant opportunity with the senior team. The German manager gave the 18-year-old some crucial game time as he featured in the starting XI against Manchester United.
He was given another opportunity as he came off the bench to help the Reds overcome Crystal Palace. The English defender has now received a new contract with Liverpool, where he shone at the youth level during the 2021–2022 season.
In addition to playing for the under-19s in the UEFA Youth League and the under-21s in the EFL Trophy, he was a consistent starter for the Liverpool under-18s last season. The youth captain featured in 31 games, scoring seven goals and providing two assists for the U-18s side in the Premier League.
The 18-year-old showed his versatility by rotating between left-back and centre-back numerous times. Chambers had also played for the England Under-19 side, and participated in four games where England won the U19 European Championships earlier this summer.
Chambers, who turned 18 just two weeks ago, would be among the youngest to train under Jurgen Klopp. However, Liverpool would be at ease at their left-back position, as they already have Andy Robertson and Kostas Tsimikas.
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Hence, the Preston-born youngster would need to make sure that he makes a case for his inclusion in the first team. Although it is an opportunity for the English defender, the management appears to have enough faith in his ability to offer him a new deal.