Eccleston agrees Reds stay
Skysports.com understands Liverpool striker Nathan Eccleston has agreed a new three-and-a-half year deal.
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 16/12/09 2:15pm
Skysports.com understands Liverpool's promising striker Nathan Eccleston has agreed a new three-and-a-half year contract.
The former Bury trainee had been out of contract at the end of the season, but will now commit his long-term future to the Premier League giants.
The 18-year-old, who has been in impressive form with six goals in ten reserve team outings, is currently away with Liverpool's second string in Spain and will put pen-to-paper upon returning to England.
Eccleston had reportedly been attracting interest from Premier League rivals, but has ended fears he could jump ship by agreeing to stay until the summer of 2013.
The youngster has broken into Rafa Benitez's side this season after appearing in Carling Cup action against Arsenal while he also made his Premier League debut off the bench against Fulham.
Benitez is believed to be willing to loan out Eccleston in January in order to further his education with both Blackpool and Nottingham Forest keen on bringing him to the Championship.