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Liverpool confirm 'exciting' new defender deal

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Liverpool full-back Jack Robinson has spoken of his delight at signing a new long-term contract on Merseyside.

The 18-year-old defender became the club's youngest ever player when he came on as a substitute in the final game of the 2009-10 Barclays Premier League campaign against Hull City.

"I'm delighted," he told Liverpool's official website. "I was going for my lunch and I saw Damien [Comolli, director of football] on my way through. He pulled me to one side and said the club wanted to offer me a new contract.

"There was no doubt in my mind, I was just so excited the club were offering me a contract."

Since the Anfield return of Reds boss Kenny Dalglish, there has been an emphasis placed on youth development, and the promotion of youngsters from within Liverpool's esteemed youth academy.

Robinson, is one of the main beneficiaries, having made four further appearances for the senior side - but he has insisted he will not rest on his laurels as he sets his sights on a permanent breakthrough to the Liverpool first-team.

"I've just got to keep working hard in training," he added. "I can't just sit back on this contract.

"I've got to keep improving and showing people what I'm about."

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