Andre Wisdom Signs Long-Term Contract With Liverpool

Liverpool will put Andre Wisdom’s new-found experience to use next season and beyond.

Wisdom signed a new, long-term contract with Liverpool on Tuesday, the club announced on its website.

Wisdom’s new contract runs until 2019, according to The Mail and The Liverpool Echo.

Wisdom, 22, will attempt to secure a place in Liverpool’s first team next season, having graduated from the club’s academy and spent much of his early career away from Anfield on loan. Wisdom debuted with Liverpool in September 2012 and has played 22 games to date for Liverpool. He likely will compete for playing time at right back and center back.

Wisdom has developed his game on loan spells with Derby County — where he spent seven months in 2013-14 — and West Bromwich Albion, with which he spent the enter 2014-15 season. Wisdom was a starter for West Brom for much of last season, but his playing time eroded after Tony Pulis replaced Alan Irvine as the Baggies’ manager in late December. Nevertheless, Wisdom played 26 games last season and gained valuable Premier League experience with West Brom.

Liverpool will determine this summer whether the battle-hardened young defender it developed and farmed out is ready to shoulder the responsibility of playing for a leading Premier League club.

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