Raheem Sterling today committed his long-term future to Liverpool Football Club by signing a new contract at Melwood.
The 18-year-old put his signature on the deal on Friday afternoon before speaking of his delight.
He told Liverpoolfc.com: "It's every 18-year-old's dream. I'm just really grateful to be at such a big club like this.
"There's a lot more to be done. I haven't begun yet, as the manager has said. Hopefully I can kick on after the New Year and try to do my best for the team and the football club."
Sterling joined our Academy from QPR in February 2010 and was schooled there until earning a first-team debut as a substitute against Wigan in March this year.
He has become a regular under Brendan Rodgers, tallying 25 appearances so far this season, and in November he became the club's youngest ever international player when he started for England against Sweden.
Sterling is the latest Liverpool player to sign a new deal this season.
Managing director Ian Ayre said: "This is another positive step forward for the football club in securing the long-term future of one of the country's brightest young talents.
"The negotiations were very positive and both parties acted in a very responsible way to reach an outcome that benefits both Raheem and Liverpool FC.
"Since the summer, Luis Suarez, Daniel Agger, Martin Skrtel, Jonjo Shelvey and Suso have all signed new long-term contracts and it's a clear indication of our intent to keep the players we believe are crucial to bringing success on the pitch.
"It also shows the belief the players have in the vision and leadership of Brendan Rodgers and everyone at this football club."