Liverpool sign son of Premier League cult hero after 90-goal season to continue trend

Liverpool have continued to sign the sons of former Premier League players and Keyrol Figueroa – son of former Wigan defender Maynor – has seen the trend continue.

Keyrol Figueroa has signed a professional contract with Liverpool

Liverpool have handed Keyrol Figueroa – the son of former Premier League star Maynor – a professional contract.

The teenager has been in the Reds’ youth ranks for several years and his potential was evident when he was in the U14s, where he scored 90 times in a single season. The prolific efforts of the 17-year-old have now been rewarded and he remains on course to emulate his father.

Figueroa is also a U.S. youth international, scoring seven goals to help his country reach the final of last year’s CONCACAF U17 Championship. He also played at the U17 World Cup, where the USA lost to Germany in the Round of 16.

Figueroa recently marked his return from injury with a goal off the bench on his return to the U18s in a win against Wolverhampton Wanderers. The next step in his development will be to reach the U21s, with Liverpool proving in recent years that they will support youth.

The Reds have already had several sons of former Premier League players. Lewis Koumas, Jayden Danns and Bobby Clark all played in the latter part of the season. Lewis’ father Jason played for West Brom, Wigan and Cardiff, Jayden’s father Neil made his name at Crystal Palace and Bobby’s father Lee was once Newcastle’s player of the year. All three were in the side that beat Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final this season, with Danns and Clark going into extra time.

Figueroa has proven his appetite for goals, which is in stark contrast to his father, who scored just 22 times in a club career that saw him play 585 games. Maynor played for Wigan Athletic and Hull City when he made over 200 Premier League appearances.

Maynor scored one of the most iconic goals in the top flight when he slotted home a free-kick from inside his own half. He did so at Stoke City as his 61-yard effort went over goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen.

Maynor Figueroa has been a regular in the Premier League for years

At the time, his manager Roberto Martinez said: “The technique aspect doesn’t surprise me at all because I know how Maynor hits the ball every day in training. But the arrogance of football to make that decision, to score from that free. -kick, it’s something special.

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