After signing an extension to his Liverpool contract Tuesday, Kevin Stewart shared his delight with Liverpoolfc.com and discussed a whirlwind year and his aims for the future.
LiverpoolFC.com: Kevin, congratulations on your new deal, just what does this mean to you?
Stewart: It gives me more confidence, it shows (the club) believes in me and believe that I could go on to become a good player for them. It has just given me confidence in myself and the security (I have) time to prove myself and get better with good coaches and good players.
LiverpoolFC.com: I remember you coming on at right-back in a preseason game in Scandanavia, and you’ve gone from there, through the Academy, into the first team and into midfield — sum up the last year or two.
Stewart: It’s been exciting, there have been a lot of disappointments, but all-in-all it’s been great. I’ve really enjoyed the battle and the challenges that have come from changing positions, learning a new position, and doing it with Michael Beale, Alex Inglethorpe and all the coaches. I’ve found it really exciting.
LiverpoolFC.com: So are your full-back days finished? Are you a central midfielder now?
Stewart: I enjoy it more than full-back now, always (being) in the action, it’s more of a battle and you see more of the ball. But I wouldn’t write off playing as a full-back, I like to think of myself as someone who can play as both when needed. I want to be seen as a midfielder first who can play full-back.
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