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Liverpool's 'next big thing' is 90-goal wonderkid who is son of Premier League cult hero

Liverpool's 'next big thing' is 90-goal wonderkid who is son of Premier League cult hero

Liverpool are desperate to tie the teenage sensation down to a long term contract following the clubs Carabao Cup victory.

Liverpool are looking to tie down the son of a Premier League star, who has become their academy's 'top prospect' with an incredible 90 goals in one season.

Meet 17-year-old striker Keyrol Figueroa, who has gained a significant reputation within the Liverpool academy, and many tip the teenager to be the next breakthrough star at Anfield.

Born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, the striker isn't the first footballer in his family, as he is the son of former Premier League defender Maynor Figueroa.

The former Wigan man enjoyed a respectable career in England, playing 179 Premier League games for the Latics between 2008 and 2015.

The youngster has already demonstrated his goal-scoring prowess with an unheard-of 90 goals in one season for Liverpool's U13s and U14s teams.

Figueroa has had a promising start to 2024 for Liverpool at the underage level, recording four goal contributions in his last three appearances in the Under-18 Premier League.

Liverpool are keen to tie Figueroa down to a long-term deal, and reports from Diario Diez claim the club have been working hard to make a deal since the turn of the year.

The report reads: "Liverpool have been working ‘for several weeks’ on setting a new deal for striker Keyrol Figueroa (17) — the Striker is the academy’s ‘next big thing’ and LFC want to make sure they ensure a path to the first team in the future successfully."

The potential deal would make Figueroa available for first-team selection.

Keyrol Figueroa in action- Getty
Keyrol Figueroa in action- Getty

The teenager has also made a significant impact at international level where he represents the United States after being called up for the CONCACAF U17 Championships. Figueroa currently has eight goals in 11 caps for the USA’s under-17s.

It would be surprising if personal terms are an issue for Figueroa, as Liverpool's recent Carabao Cup success was a clear demonstration of the pathway created for academy players to the first team.

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Topics: Premier League, Liverpool, Liverpool Transfer News & Rumours, Football