Accrington Observer

Liverpool midfield man joins Stanley

- LUKE PEARSON

STANLEY have completed the permanent signing of former Liverpool midfielder Liam Coyle on a one-year contract.

Coyle joined his boyhood club at the age of 10 and made his debut for the club’s Under-18s in 2015, despite being just 15 years old at the time.

Having worked under both Neil Critchley and Steven Gerrard during his time at Liverpool, the 21-year-old also went on to captain the club at various age groups.

Coyle, who is primarily a defensive midfielder, played the first half in a 3-0 win at Clitheroe at the weekend and operated as a wingback for John Coleman’s side.

He also received a call-up to a Northern Ireland Under-21s training camp in March 2019.

Coyle said: “It feels great to get the deal done, the manager has been superb with me and it’s an amazing environmen­t to be in.

“I like to think I do the basics well in that I win my headers and my tackles, and then I like to play forward where possible.

“I’ve played as a wing-back before, it’s not my usual position but I’m happy to put a shift in wherever is needed for the team.”

His signing followed those of Archie Procter, James Trafford and Joel Mumbongo.

 ?? Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC ?? Liam Coyle in action for Liverpool during an U18 Premier League game against West Ham
Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC Liam Coyle in action for Liverpool during an U18 Premier League game against West Ham

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