Reading Football Club are delighted to announce that 25-year-old centre-half Liam Moore has put pen to paper on a new five-year deal at Madejski Stadium.
A natural leader within our first team squad, Moore’s powerful performances were rewarded with the Player of the Season accolade in 2017-18 and he has now committed his future to the club until the summer of 2023.
Manager Paul Clement said, “I’m very pleased that Liam has decided to commit to a new long-term contract at Reading. Over the summer there was a lot of speculation and uncertainty surrounding his future at the club and we are all delighted that he has agreed this new deal. Liam is an integral part of moving this club forward and I’m looking forward to us working together to achieve our objective.”
Moore joined the club from Leicester City two years ago and swiftly established himself as an invaluable member of our first team squad, making 47 starts in his maiden campaign as a Royal to help the club finish third in the Championship.
Last season he was ever present, starting every single league match to tally 49 appearances across all competitions, scoring three times in total – and he reached a century of Royals appearances when he captained Paul Clement’s team to a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa last weekend.
A strong, brave, dynamic centre-back, Liam was voted as a runner-up in the supporters’ Player of the Season vote in his first season at Madejski Stadium before earning top spot with the fans at the end of last season.
Chief Executive Ron Gourlay said, “Securing the long-term services of our key first team players has always been a priority for our owners and we have made a clear statement that this club’s intentions are not to sell our best players. Ever since arriving at Reading Football Club, Liam has proven himself to be one of the best, playing a prominent part in our first team achievements. This contract means he will now have an important role to play as part of this club’s aspirations for the future.”
Technical Director Brian Tevreden said, “As a player, Liam is a natural leader with a winning mentality whose commitment to the cause is evident in every tackle he makes and every header he wins. His quality is unquestionable and, as soon as he crosses that white line on a matchday, his determination to do anything it takes to win is evident for all to see. He is an integral part of this team and I am very pleased he has committed the next five years of his career to Reading Football Club.”