After Liverpool confirmed Tyler Morton’s new contract on Wednesday, a host of his teammates took the opportunity to congratulate him on social media.
The 20-year-old midfielder, who has successfully spent time on loan in the Championship with Blackburn this season, has now signed a long-term contract with Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp and several Liverpool players praised Morton for his breakthrough campaign for the club last season.
And the fact that he was handed a new contract in the middle of this season suggests that he will have many more opportunities in the coming years.
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In his latest Instagram post, Morton said Liverpool was a club that meant “everything” to him and thanked for the support of those who “guided him in the right direction.”
Among those who congratulated Morton on the new deal was Andy Robertson, who commented, “Do you like the new shoes, son?” in reference to the sneakers he wore while posing after signing the contract at the AXA training center.
Jordan Henderson and Kaoimhin Kelleher were among the other senior Liverpool players who conveyed their best wishes, while Harvey Elliott, who has a close relationship with Morton, commented: “Deserved it, bro.”
Stefan Baisetic, who benefited from Morton’s loan at Blackburn with his own opportunities in the Liverpool first team, was among others to congratulate him, as were Kaide Gordon, Bobby Clarke, Harvey Davis and Conor Bradley, who has also thrived on loan in the Football League this season.
When asked what benefits he had gained from his time at Blackburn, Morton said he thought he had been able to develop the physical side of his game.
“I think physical fitness is more important for me,” he said Liverpoolfc.com .
“I think I’ve been asked about it in recent years because of my height and the like. But I think I did a great job with it.
“I needed it to go out and enjoy my football — to have fun and just enjoy the rough side of the game. I did it, and I handled it very well.
“Now I’m growing up as a footballer and I’m going to keep progressing.”
He has played 28 matches this season, including 22 at the start, and for the remainder of this term Morton will focus on helping Blackburn to advance from the Championship, with John Dahl Thomasson’s team currently third in the table.