Liverpool youngster Elijah Dixon-Bonner signs pro deal

Liverpool have confirmed young midfielder Elijah Dixon-Bonner has signed his first professional contract with the club.

Dixon-Bonner, 17, joined the Liverpool academy from Arsenal in 2015 and has been playing under the tutelage of club legend Steven Gerrard.

Featuring in a defensive-midfield position, Dixon-Bonner has turned out regularly for Gerrard’s U18 side and sat alongside his manager for photos after signing his first pro deal.

“You always dream of being a professional footballer when you’re a kid so for it to finally come true is an amazing feeling,” he told the club’s official website.

“And [to do it] for the club that I’ve supported since I was born, it’s a great feeling for me and my family.

“I’ve already been working hard but I want to work even harder to get to the first team and show everyone what I can do on the big stage.”

In 11 U18 Premier League appearances this season Dixon-Bonner has provided two assists.

He has also previously captained England at U16 level.