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17 year old Yan Dhanda became first player of Indian heritage to sign a contract with Liverpool

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Yan Dhanda became the first player of Indian heritage to sign a contract with English Liverpool.

Image via liverpoolfc.com
Image via liverpoolfc.com

What the actual story is?

Born 14th December, 1998 in Birmingham, England, he joined Liverpool’s academy in July 2013 from West Bromwich Albion club. According to BBC, he has signed a two and a half year contract with the club. He is also the second British Asian with a professional contract at the top level after Swansea’s Neil Taylor. He 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.

He has even trained with the first team on a few occasions earlier under former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.