By Scott Taylor
Connor Randall and Ryan Fulton have signed new three-year contracts at Premier League side Liverpool. Randall, 20, has made a breakthrough to the first team in recent weeks, featuring in Jurgen Klopp’s sides games against Southampton and Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup. Fulton, 19, has been a key member of the club’s U21 side in the absence of Danny Ward in recent seasons and is currently third choice behind Simon Mignolet and Adam Bogdan. Their new deals will expire in June 2019.
Randall has established himself as a full-time footballer at Melwood in recent weeks. He did start the season in the U21s, and scored his only goal in a 1-1 draw against Swansea at the Kirkby Academy on 4 October. With Nathaniel Clyne being the only recognised right-back in the Liverpool first-team, Randall will see himself included in the squad as cover, in case of injury or rotation.
Speaking to liverpoolfc.com, the defender was over the moon to have put pen to paper on a new contract. He said: “It’s a dream come true to be in the situation I am. You want to get into the first team, be involved and around it. Since the first day you come in, that’s the goal. I’m obviously delighted and very grateful, giving me the chance to stay here for long, keep working, looking to improve under the manager.”
Fulton has been a more permanent fixture in Michael Beale’s U21s. The Scotland U21 youth international has made eight appearances this season as well as being on the bench for the first team in League Cup wins over Bournemouth and Carlisle United. Overall, the Scot has played 22 times for the Reds, keeping four clean sheets.
Both players traveled with the first-team for Liverpool’s Europa League clash at FC Sion, in which the game finished 0-0, but both did not play any part.