Premier League

Transfer news: Liverpool hand professional deal to Ryan Kent

Sky Sports understands Liverpool and England youngster Ryan Kent has signed his first professional contract at Anfield.

The 17-year-old is an England youth international and is rated very highly by club and country.

Ryan Kent - Liverpool youngster scores for England under18

The attacking midfielder has been with Liverpool since the age of eight and it is now hoped he can join the list of academy players who break into the first-team.

He is looking to follow on from the likes of Raheem Sterling, John Flanagan and Jordan Ibe, who have all broken into the first team under Brendan Rodgers in the past 12 months.