Liverpool announced on Monday that teenage midfielder Jake Cain had signed his first professional contract with the Merseyside giants.
And it would be fair to say that the news has been well received by the club’s fans.
Cain, who only turned 18 at the start of September, has been in fine form for Liverpool’s Under-18s in the early stages of the 2019/20 campaign.
Indeed, the youngster has scored twice and registered four assists in four outings in the Under-18 Premier League this term.
The Wigan-born ace has been with the Reds since the age of nine, and Liverpool’s official website point out that he made his debut as an Under-16 player under Steven Gerrard.
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It remains to be seen whether Cain can make the breakthrough into the first team, but the fans appear to be very excited about his credentials.
A selection of the Twitter reaction to the contract announcement can be seen below:
Name dropped by ljinders, must be a promising prospect
— Lenz (@lenz_mx) September 16, 2019
Congratulations Jake! Next Stevie G I heard ??
— , (@abxlxo13) September 16, 2019
Congratulations Jake… Well deserved!! ??❤️⚽️
— Kim Garner (@_kimgarner) September 16, 2019
I think he was one of the top scorer’s in the pre season friendlies. I really want a homegrown midfielder to break through
— Jigme namgyal (@lupusjiggy) September 16, 2019
One for the future
— Thatleoguy (@Marcusayy) September 16, 2019
New Steven Gerard
— Timbulaga (@timbulaga) September 16, 2019
Looks a good player…
— Seanchail Kelly (@Sargeu23) September 16, 2019
Well done Jake. Just shows that hard work and dedication pays off… ??
— dantheman (@danthem58790336) September 16, 2019