CONOR Masterson has joined QPR on a two-year deal following the expiry of his contract with Liverpool.
The 20-year-old centre-back has been at Anfield since his 16th birthday and now he is relishing the opportunity to progress his career with the R’s.
“To sign for QPR is an honour and a privilege and I can’t wait to get started,” he told www.qpr.co.uk.
“I learnt so much during my time with Liverpool, had some unbelievable experiences and I think that will carry through into QPR.”
Masterson captained Liverpool’s Under-18s and progressed through their Under-23s before being named on the bench for first-team fixtures against Manchester City in the Champions League and Everton in the Premier League in April 2018.
He was due to travel Stateside for the first-team’s pre-season tour last summer but suffered a knee injury which sidelined him for ten weeks, ruling him out of the trip.
“Mentally it was very tough but you learn from it and it makes you stronger,” he said.
“You have your ups and downs in football. That was my down and hopefully this move is one of my ups.
“I can guarantee the fans I will give everything in every game.”
QPR boss Mark Warburton said: “I have watched Conor’s progress and he is another young player with a lot of potential in him.
“What he will be looking to do is come in, bed himself into the dressing room and challenge for a place in the team.
“I want the pathway for young players here to be clear.
“If they are good enough, I’ll play them – I don’t care if they are 17 or 37, it’s about being good enough and having that desire to play for QPR.”