Liverpool have confirmed that Under 23 striker Joe Hardy has signed a contract extension with the club. The 21-year-old only moved from Championship side Brentford in January and he has been impressing the club’s staff with his performances.
Manager Jurgen Klopp gave the forward his first-team debut back in February when he came on during the second half of the 1-0 win against Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup.
Supporters on Twitter think it was a good decision by the Reds to keep Hardy on board:
Great news that cracking little player him 👊💪🏼
— 𝕭𝖔𝖞𝖉 𝕱𝖚𝖑𝖑𝖊𝖗𝖙𝖔𝖓 👍🏻🖐🏻 (@BoydFully) June 16, 2020
Like a new signing 👏👏👏
— MILLY ® (@LFCGOATMILLY) June 16, 2020
Great piece of business. A young talent with lots of potential.
— The Anfield Buzz (@anfield_buzz) June 16, 2020
— Harvey Wright (@Harvey000777) June 16, 2020
Timo Werner lite
— 🇿🇼Blaz veChingoro (@stewart_m95) June 16, 2020
Amazing player tbf
— 𝙏𝙊𝙈 💤 (@TGC_03) June 16, 2020
— Steffan (@Steffan_02) June 16, 2020
Totally forgot about this guy, another gem possibly
— Godty™* (@GodtyHotrod) June 16, 2020
I'd like to see him get some game time once we have won the league to see if he is any good
— andrew douglass (@andrewdouglass5) June 16, 2020
The former Manchester City academy graduate certainly knows where the goal is, having scored seven goals in the club’s youth ranks during the first few months of his time at the Merseyside club.
Hardy is a local lad too, having been born in the Wirral, and he will be determined to kick on when the Under 23s return to action in the not too distant future.