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Dominic Corness has signed a new contract with Liverpool

Liverpool FC have announced via Twitter that academy graduate Dominic Corness has signed a new long-term contract with the club. The 19-year-old Scouser joined the Reds’ Academy at the age of 5 and since then has been coming up with the age-group squads of the club.

‘The Wand’, fondly called within the Academy circles, Corness is a highly efficient ball passer. He is the preferred set-piece taker as his left-footed ability on the dead ball is one of the best in the age-group squads of the Reds.

Corness is now emerging as an extremely vital member of Barry Lewtas’ under-21 squad and with him further committing his future to the club, the player would hope to make the senior team sooner than later as well.

In 75 appearances for the U21 and U19 squads across all competitions, Corness has five goals and 12 assists. Two of those goals have come from direct corner kicks, which talks a lot about his ability during set-piece plays.

Corness has played in multiple positions for the club this season. Apart from his primary role as a central midfielder, he has also put in a shift in defensive midfield, central defence and has also started a game as a centre-forward.

Altogether, he seems to be like an all-in-one package, an extremely versatile player and the senior team manager Jurgen Klopp would be delighted to have such a player on board, who can try his luck in multiple positions.

Dominic Corness has signed a new contract with Liverpool.
Liverpool academy graduate Dominic Corness.

Initially starting out his career as a left-back, ever since playing in the centre of the park, Corness has been brilliant. He also cited Thiago as a role model for himself and is close mates with Tyler Morton of the Reds, who is currently on loan at Blackburn Rovers.

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The gaffer does not seem to shy away from giving academy graduates a hand at first-team football, and there is an actual scope for Corness to feature for Jurgen Klopp and the senior team in the Cup games in the second half of the season.