Liverpool academy ace Abdi Sharif has taken to Twitter with a message after penning a new contract at Anfield.
The 19-year-old, who hails from Toxteth, began training with Liverpool at the age of six and officially joined the Reds three years later.
Sharif signed his first professional deal last summer, but his career was subsequently interrupted by a serious knee injury he sustained during pre-season.
The versatile youngster – who lifted the FA Youth Cup last year – has since been undergoing rehabilitation and Liverpool have now given him the chance to make up for lost time.
Sharif’s tweet was met with plenty of congratulatory replies:
Delighted and grateful to extend my contract with this amazing Club @LFC. It’s been a tough time with the injury that I’ve had, but I’m excited to return and get back to what I love doing next season. See you soon! pic.twitter.com/3GkBKKIp9M
— Abdisharif (@Abdisharif01) May 28, 2020
Well done, keep up the good work!
— 𝔸𝕝𝕖𝕩 🇮🇪 (@AlexFtbl) May 28, 2020
get it, bro & shine bright. it’s your time. #YNWA 👊🏾👊🏾
— W (@A__zak__) May 28, 2020
Congratulations, and I also hope to see you first team
— Leila. (@Leila559100601) May 28, 2020
All the best brother 👏
— уαнια (@YahiaSocial) May 28, 2020
Congratulations @Abdisharif01 👍
— Owen McVeigh FD (@mcveigh_owen) May 28, 2020
— Tony Zeverona (@Childwallcable) May 28, 2020
He idolised Steven Gerrard as a youngster, who in turned coached him at Liverpool’s academy and said he “physically can hit big numbers… he’s a very strong runner, leggy.”