West Coast’s high-flying marking machine Liam Ryan has extended his stay at the club, penning a new two-year deal.
The extension ties Ryan at the club until at least the end of the 2022 season.
Despite having only played 52 career games, the 23-year-old has been a potent weapon in West Coast’s forward line since their premiership season.
The 2018 grand final win over Collingwood was Ryan’s 13th career game – and he’s rarely missed a match since.
“We’re delighted to extend Liam’s contract with the club,” West Coast’s General Manager of Football Craig Vozzo said.
“He is developing into an exceptional player, but his growth as a person in his three years at the club has also been significant.
“He is an important part of our club fabric and is highly regarded by his teammates and everyone else at the club.”
Ryan is one of just seven players to feature in all 15 matches this season, alongside Tom Barrass, Jack Darling, Andrew Gaff, Tim Kelly, Dom Sheed and Brad Sheppard.
The Geraldton product has played a pivotal role in the Eagles’ forward line in recent weeks while spearhead Josh Kennedy was sidelined due to concussion.
He bagged a career-best four goal haul against the Bombers two matches ago in a best-on-ground display and backed it up with an influential presence against the Bulldogs on Sunday night.
Ryan claimed the 2017 Bernie Naylor medal with 58 goals for Subiaco before being drafted to West Coast with selection 26 of that year’s draft.
He debuted against Sydney in round one of 2018 in the Eagles’ first match at Optus Stadium.