New deal for the former Manchester United player looking to make a splash at Anfield

Having marked his 17th birthday last month, Harvey Blair had another reason to celebrate this week as he signed a first professional contract with Liverpool.

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Young Liverpool attacker Harvey Blair has signed his first professional deal with the Reds after turning 17 in September.

The teenager has recently broken into the Liverpool u18 side and is currently being deployed on the left side of a front three by manager Marc Bridge-Wilkinson.

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Huddersfield-born Blair joined the Reds at u12 level, arriving from bitter rivals Manchester United.

The young attacker looks like a very good prospect coming through at Anfield and will look to break through into the u23 side if he can find some good form for the younger outfit at Kirkby.

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Blair has not yet scored this season for the u18 side, but he did bag a brace in a 5-0 friendly victory against his hometown side Huddersfield Town in August.

Blair has been described as a player who is bless with size, pace and ball control and will be looking to strengthen those attributes under Bridge-Wilkinson this season.

The 17-year-old enjoyed a very good run of form in pre-season and did feature against Stoke City in another 5-0 win at the start of the campaign.

Blair was quick to celebrate his new contract on social media with many of his fellow team mates congratulating him on his achievement. He will hope to kick on and show the world exactly why he was worth a professional deal.

Blair follows fellow youngster James Balagizi in signing a pro contract with the Reds, and just like the young attacker he will see it as a show of belief by the club that one day he may be able to show the quality to step in and do a job in the first team squad.

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