Liverpool FC has today announced that 17 year old Dutch defender Ki Jana Hoever has signed a new long term contract at the club.

This is the first professional contract for Hoever who joined Liverpool last season from Ajax Amsterdam on youth terms, he went on to make his debut in a FA Cup clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers where he more than held his own and has impressed during the pre-season playing as a right back.

Hoever told Liverpoolfc.com: “I’m really happy to have signed here.

“I need to be realistic. I hope to make some minutes in the first team this year, of course, but I know that I will probably play more games for the U23s. I will just train hard with the first team, show them what I can do and if there is a chance, I will be ready. That’s what I am hoping for.

“I still need to learn a lot of things. I am still 17, so I just need to keep doing what I am doing to get better at the things that can be better.

“It’s a lot of trust from the club to let me sign this new contract. I will try to do them proud and show what I can do for this club – and I hope these are not the last few years I play here.”