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Liverpool youngster Ben Doak has signed his first professional contract with the Premier League club.

Doak, 17, joined Liverpool from Celtic earlier this year and has immediately settled on Merseyside.

He has impressed at youth level for the Reds, featuring for the U18, U19 and U21 sides at Anfield.

Doak made his senior debut against Derby County in the Carabao Cup earlier this month.

He came on as a substitute in the third-round match at Anfield, which ended in a 3-2 penalty shootout win for Jurgen Klopp’s side after the game had finished goalless.

Doak kept his place in the squad for Saturday’s Premier League match against Southampton, although he did not feature in the match.

He has now been rewarded with his first professional contract at Liverpool.

Milner: Doak has incredible ability

Earlier this month, Liverpool veteran James Milner described Doak and his fellow youngster Harvey Elliott as “incredible”.

Reflecting on his own early years after reaching 600 Premier League appearances in the match against Southampton, Milner said: “You see clips now and the footage looks very old and the shirts look very big.

“But you see people like Harvey and Ben Doak now and how young they are and how well they’re doing being in and around Liverpool.

“Ben coming on the other day and a similar age, only just turned seventeen. It does take you back and you know how it felt.

Ben Doak made his senior debut for Liverpool against Derby County (Image: Alamy)”Hopefully I can help those guys keep improving and become the best players because their abilities are absolutely incredible.

“Anything I’ve learnt on my way, if I can teach them a little bit quicker than it took me to figure it out, they’ll be flying because the ability they have is incredible.”