'More to come' - Jayden Danns outlines fairytale goals after penning contract

Liverpool youngster Jayden Danns has set his sights on silverware after signing a long-term contract extension with his boyhood club.

Danns put pen to paper on Friday to continue a remarkable period that began when he made his senior debut as a substitute in the 4-1 victory over Luton Town at Anfield last month.

He's since gone on to feature in Liverpool's Carabao Cup final triumph before bagging a brace on his full Anfield debut, stealing the show against Southampton in the FA Cup.

One of the standouts of Liverpool's recent crop of academy starlets, Danns couldn't help but express his delight at penning a new deal on Merseyside.

“I’ve said it so many times, it’s my boyhood club so to sign a new contract, it’s a dream come true and it’s just a really good feeling,” Danns told the club's official website.

“I haven’t impacted as much as I want to impact just yet, I think there is more to come with me. I just want to keep working hard, keep trying to get as many opportunities [as possible] and push for more spots, and try to score more goals.

“Looking back, at times I might have been thinking, ‘This is going to be tough’ to get here, but I didn’t really doubt myself that I was going to be where I am at the minute and my goal is to just keep pushing and work as hard as I can.

“I’ve always had that mindset of wanting to push on and be the best and do as well as I possibly can. It boosts my confidence going into games knowing that the club backs me and the gaffer backs me and so do the players. It’s huge for me.

“My goals are huge. My big thing is just to work as hard as I possibly can and to reach my ceiling – some players can work really hard but they might not get to where other players are.

“But that’s my thing: I just want to work hard and have no regrets throughout my career, to where I can look back at it and [know] I’ve done everything I can possibly do.”

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As a fellow forward, Danns is learning as much as he can from long-term Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah, who on Thursday became the first player in the club’s history to score 20 goals in seven consecutive seasons.

“He’s a role model. He’s the man you look to for goals, he’s the man you look to for assists,” Danns added.

“Just having him in your team, to be honest, is a big inspiration and for me I’ve always watched him score and I’ve always watched him produce and sometimes you think, ‘How do you do it so consistently?’

"He is brilliant to have around the team and as a young player you just look up to him and try to take as much on board as you can possibly get.

“I’d have to ask him [how he does it], but if it was my guess I’d say it’s probably the consistency, he’s always working hard.

“You see him, he’s always getting an ice bath after training, recovering, in training he’s working hard, in the gym he’s working hard and he’s always doing extras. That’s the person he is really. I haven’t really spoken to him much but when I’m looking from the outer, he’s a joke, to be honest!

“To watch him, he is just really inspiring and that’s the player I want to become, really: I want to become that consistent and be able to produce the moments that he can so I’ve just got to work as hard as he does to get there.”

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