|Date of Birth||
7 September 1993
|Place of Birth||
Enfield, London, England
1.71 m (5'7")
Kevin Linford Stewart (born 7 September 1993) is an English footballer who played as a defensive midfielder for Liverpool from 2014 to 2017, before signing for Hull City for a reported fee of £8,000,000.
Full back Kevin Stewart was recruited by Liverpool on 2 July 2014, as a free signing from Tottenham Hotspur. Stewart is expected to primarily link up with Alex Inglethorpe's U21 squad, with the two being familiar with each other from Inglethorpe's time in charge of the Spurs youth team. Stewart expressed his excitement at signing for Liverpool, revealing via Twitter that the Reds were his boyhood club, also labelling the move as a 'dream.' First team coach Brendan Rodgers brought Stewart into the first team squad for the pre-season clash away to Brondby on 16 July 2014. An early injury to Tiago Ilori allowed Stewart to make his Liverpool debut midway through the first half of the match, however he was substituted at half time along with all other outfield players.
On 11 July 2015, Stewart was sent out on loan to Swindon for the 2015-16 season, linking up with teammate Jordan Williams. They were later joined by goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux, and the three played for Swindon against Liverpool in a pre-season friendly, with the parent club emerging the 2-1 victors.
On 8 January 2016, Stewart was recalled from his loan spell, and later made his Liverpool debut, starting as a defensive midfielder in a 2-2 FA Cup draw at Exeter. Stewart continued in this role in the replay on 20 January, and played the full 90 minutes in his first Anfield appearance. On 14 February 2016, Stewart made his first Premier League apppearance, coming on as a substitute in a 6-0 win at Aston Villa. On 23 February, Stewart signed a new long-term contract at the club.
After a couple of months out through injury, Stewart made his first Premier League start for the club, playing the full 90 minutes in a 4-1 win over Stoke. He continued in his spot for the next game, a 2-1 win at Bournemouth.
Despite making an impressive breakthrough, Stewart struggled to make an impression on the first team in 2016-17, failing to start a league game and only being substituted on on four occasions. His limited appearances however had made an impression on other clubs around the country, and in the summer of 2017 a lot of reports linked Stewart with a move away to Hull City.
On 21 July 2017, it was announced that Stewart had completed a move to Hull for a reported fee of around £8,000,000. Stewart spent three years at the club, making 20 appearances but failing to score a goal.
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