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Keyrol Figueroa signs pro contract with Liverpool

Keyrol Figueroa’s impressive time with Liverpool’s youth teams have earned him a first professional contract.

Figueroa signed with the Reds first team on Tuesday, continuing an impressive rise with the franchise. The 17-year-old forward originally joined Liverpool’s Under-14 squad and has worked his way up the ranks since.

Figueroa has featured in the U-18 Premier League since the 2021-22 campaign, totaling seven goals and five assists in 23 combined appearances. The Honduran-born forward has also featured in the FA Youth Cup and the UEFA Youth League with Liverpool.

The son of former Honduran international Maynor, Keyrol has made 14 appearances for the U.S. Under-17 men’s national team. Figueroa scored seven goals for the USMNT U-17’s at the 2023 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, helping the Americans reach the tournament final.

Figueroa later featured in all of the U-17’s matches at the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup, scoring once in a 2-1 win over Burkina Faso.

Liverpool’s U-18 team has its final match on Saturday against Derby County.

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  1. Liverpool seem to like what they have seen from him. Good to see him back after his injury issues. Current US U20 team could sure use a 9.

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      • Just saw Rodigo Neri was on the last squad for the u19/u20 team too. Neri signed with Valencia in January from Atletico Madrid. You have Zambrano, Neri, and Figueroa all potential #9’s for the U20’s. Much deeper then the last u20 team who didn’t have a #9 at all.

      • Cole Campbell can also play the #9 but more in a Diego Luna false nine style or can play as a CAM/SS underneath a traditional 9.

  2. (“His time … have earned him” ? Think grammar check could have helped with that one.)

    Wikipedia mentions Wigan as if it were a more famous place, but Maynor won a trophy with Dallas and ended his career in Houston, so Keyrol might have trained in Texas when he was younger?

    Whether he stays in the UK or comes back across the pond, it sounds like he’s in a good spot for now, so best of luck to him. Should be an interesting time at Liverpool, and they seem to have a good commitment to young players.

    Thanks for the tip about a player to keep an eye on. Amazing how several of you know so much about players at so many levels of the game.

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    • (Speaking of wishing there were an edit option …)

      No, sorry: if Maynor left the UK in 2014, that could be when Keyrol started in the Liverpool academy, I guess. And Dallas won a trophy the year before Maynor arrived, or something like that.

      So many coincidences, near misses, and turning points that end up defining a player’s career, over such a short period. Hope both father and son are pleased, nevertheless, with so many varied experiences — so far! (-:

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