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Indian-origin footballer Dhanda gets Liverpool contract


Raheem Sterling, Liverpool

Liverpool: Yan Dhanda has become the first player of Indian heritage to sign a professional contract with English football powerhouse Liverpool.

The England youth international recently turned 17 and has entered into a two-and-a–half-year contract with the Anfield club, reported on Friday.

He is the second British Asian with a professional contract at the top level after Swansea’s Neil Taylor.

Dhanda was born in Birmingham. He joined Liverpool’s academy in July 2013 from West Bromwich Albion club.

The attacking midfielder has played for England at the Under-16 and Under-17 levels and won the up-and-coming player category at the Asian Football Awards in 2013.