Liverpool defender Martin Kelly has signed a new long-term contract to commit his future to the Merseyside club.
Kelly started the season well but has yet to make an appearance since injuring his knee in a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at Anfield in September.
But despite his injury woes, the club have tied the local man down to a new deal, a day after Reds stalwart Jamie Carragher announced his retirement at the end of the current season.
And Kelly is determined to return the club’s investment and put an end to his injury troubles.
"Hopefully I'll put the injuries behind me,” he told the club website.
“We have excellent medical staff here, who are going to work me and keep me on top of my injury. I'll be coming back even stronger.
"I'm delighted to sign. I've been at Liverpool since I was seven, so it's in my heart and I love the club.
"When you play in the Liverpool shirt, you have to show the fans what it means. I just love playing and trying my hardest for the supporters and for my family."