Liverpool near new deals for Stewart, Alexander-Arnold, Woodburn - source

Liverpool are closing in on securing new long-term contracts for Kevin Stewart, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Woodburn, a source has told ESPN FC.

Stewart and Alexander-Arnold are set to put pen to paper on deals that will keep them at the club until 2021, while Woodburn, who turned 17 earlier last month, is close to signing a three-year contract -- the maximum allowed for someone of his age.

Stewart, 23. signed a contract extension back in Feb. but has been rewarded by manager Jurgen Klopp for his impressive performances in the first team.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are looking to secure the futures of highly-rated academy prospects Woodburn and Alexander-Arnold.

The young pair burst onto the scene in the preseason and have both been carefully managed by Klopp and the staff at Liverpool's Kirkby academy, who are not looking to place too much pressure on young shoulders.

Alexander-Arnold recently made his competitive first-team debut in last month's EFL Cup against Tottenham Hotspur, while sources said in August that Woodburn would be promoted to Michael Beale's under-23 side.

Former Arsenal trainee Ovie Ejaria is another youngster from Liverpool's academy who has seen game time for Klopp's side this campaign, and a source said the 18-year-old midfielder signed a contract extension last season that will keep him at the club until 2020.