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Lewis Koumas signs his first professional contract at Liverpool

Lewis Koumas signs contract
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Lewis Koumas has signed his first professional contract with Liverpool after his incredible form for the U18s and U21s this season.

The 17-year-old joined the Reds as an U11 player from Tranmere Rovers and has played primarily as a striker for the U18s group after making his debut at that level as an U16 player last season.

Koumas has made a sublime start for the Reds U18s this season with seven goals and two assists in his six league appearances. His highlights include a four-goal haul against Middlesbrough on opening day and a double against reigning U18 Premier League champions Manchester City.

As well as top-scoring for the U18s, he has gained valuable experience with the U19 group in the UEFA Youth League where he scored two goals in the group stages. The forward is set to game more game time in Europe when the quarter-finals get underway in February.

Koumas has also made ground into the U21s this season, making four appearances in all competitions. He grabbed his first goal at U21 level against Dinamo Zagreb in the Premier League International Cup in November.

Whilst primarily a forward, he can also play in midfield like his father Jason Koumas who had a successful career, making 96 appearances in the Premier League for West Bromwich Albion and Wigan Athletic as well as earning 34 caps for Wales.

The 17-year-old has impressed the Liverpool coaching staff with his goalscoring instincts and his ability to put defenders under maximum pressure. He has trained with the Reds first team on several occasions this season.

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