Son of former Premier League star signs first professional Liverpool contract

The Reds youngster has landed his first deal at Anfield
Germany v USA - Round 16: FIFA U-17 World Cup
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Liverpool youngster Keyrol Figueroa has signed his first professional contract with the Reds.

The teenager is aiming to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Premier League star, with Keyrol the son of former Wigan Athletic ace Maynor Figueroa.

The 17-year-old striker has been a hit throughout his time at the Merseyside club’s academy, having joined at Under-14 level.

The youngster marked a recent return from injury in classic fashion, scoring from the bench in an Under-18 clash against Wolves.

Keyrol Figueroa impressing for Liverpool and USA

Figueroa has certainly impressed the powers that be at Anfield, with the forward also impressing on the international stage.

The teenager is a USA youth international, with his impressive highlight reel already including seven goals to help his nation reach the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship final in 2023, and a journey to the Under-17 World Cup round of 16 last year.

Reds youngster aiming to follow in father’s footsteps

Premier League fans will know Keyrol’s father Maynor well, with the latter having made 216 appearances in the competition throughout his successful career as a left-back.

The majority of those appearances came with Wigan, but the defender also represented Hull City in the English top flight.

The younger of the duo will be eager to enjoy similar success on the big stage if and when his big break arrives.

But there are plenty of differences between the pair, with Keyrol a striker and Maynor having been a defender, while the older Figueroa represented Honduras on the international stage.

When will Keyrol Figueroa get his senior Liverpool chance?

At 17, the young attacker is very much in the early stages of his Liverpool career, but it would be foolish to rule out a first-team debut in the near future.

The current senior group has a long list of talented attackers, but the Reds have proven over the years that there is always room for young stars, if they are good enough.

Academy ace Jayden Danns has proven that progression into the senior side is possible for teenage forwards, while defender Conor Bradley is already on another level when it comes to academy graduates mixing it with the more experienced players at Anfield.

More good news is potentially in store for Figueroa’s short-term and long-term targets given that a new manager will arrive on Merseyside this summer, with that appointment meaning every player will start pre-season with a clean slate and an ambition to impress the new boss.