Daniel Pacheco has become the latest Liverpool starlet to agree a new contract.

The 18-year-old striker has signed a new deal that will keep him at Anfield for three more years, following in the footsteps of Jay Spearing and Stephen Derby who have both signed new deals as academy graduates.

The Malaga-born youngster has been involved in Liverpool's pre-season in Switzerland and the Far East although he has yet to make a senior appearance for the club.

But boss Rafael Benitez has high hopes the former Barcelona youth product has a genuine career ahead of him in the Premier League.

Pacheco has been a regular in the youth and reserve sides and has played for Spain at youth level.

Another Anfield youngster, striker Nathan Ecclestone, is also on the brink of a new contract, but Craig Lindfield has had his contract terminated by mutual consent.

The Wirral-born 21-year-old has been on the brink of a senior breakthrough over the past few years after being part of Liverpool's Youth Cup-winning side.

He spent last season on loan with Accrington Stanley and has now been allowed to leave the club.

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