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Wisdom cements Liverpool future

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Andre Wisdom has sealed his stay at Liverpool © Getty Images
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Liverpool have announced that teenager Andre Wisdom has signed a new long-term deal at Anfield.

Wisdom, 19, agreed the contract extension on Wednesday, having enjoyed a breakthrough season in the first team in 2012-13 under manager Brendan Rodgers.

The defender has made eight Premier League appearances and also appeared in the Europa League where he scored in the 5-2 win at Young Boys.

Wisdom told the club's official website: "It's a great honour to sign a new contract at the club and I'm very happy.

"It was an easy decision to make - as soon as they offered it to me, I grabbed the opportunity with both hands because it's a great club and I just want to continue to play for Liverpool.

"I am happy with the progress I've made so far and hopefully I can progress more in the second half of the season and continue to keep playing.

"There's still so much hard work ahead. There is big competition within the team and everyone wants to play football. I just hope I can keep progressing and continue in the way I have been."

Wisdom has followed the likes of Luis Suarez, Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger, Suso, Raheem Sterling, Brad Jones and Jonjo Shelvey in committing his future to Liverpool since the summer.

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