Wales Under-19 international winger Liam Higgins joined Everton aged 15.
A skilful player with an impressive turn of pace, he is comfortable operating from the left or right flank and at full-back.
Indeed, Higgins was primarily deployed at right-back during Everton Under-18s' 2020/21 campaign and he played 12 matches as the Toffees' finished fifth in the U18 Premier League (North).
In June 2021 it was announced Higgins' scholarship would be extended into a third year.
Higgins made the step up to Everton's Under-23 squad for the 2021/22 season and made two Premier League 2 appearances.
He then signed his first professional contract in June 2022, penning a one-year deal.
Higgins’ terrific top-corner strike against Mansfield Town was nominated for Everton’s goal of the month for November 2022.
The Wrexham-born youngster's football hero is Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Contracted until: June 2023