Andre Wisdom: Liverpool defender signs 'long-term' contract

Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom has committed his future to the club by signing a new "long-term" contract.

The 19-year-old began his career at Bradford's academy and moved to Anfield as a 14-year-old in 2008.

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As soon as they offered it to me, I grabbed the opportunity

Andre Wisdom

After being an unused substitute in 2010 against Northampton, he scored on his Liverpool debut in September and has played in 14 games this term.

"Hopefully I can progress more in the second half of the season and continue to keep playing," said Wisdom. 

Luis Suarez, Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger, Brad Jones and Jonjo Shelvey have all agreed new deals at Anfield since the summer.

Wisdom, who has been capped by England at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-19 level and is now part of the Under-21 set-up, added: "It was an easy decision to make.

"As soon as they offered it to me, I grabbed the opportunity because it's a great club and I just want to continue to play for Liverpool.

"There's still so much hard work ahead. There is big competition within the team and everyone wants to play football."