WESTERN Bulldogs midfielder Tom Liberatore has committed to the club until the end of 2018 after signing a two-year contract extension.
Last year's best and fairest is currently progressing through his rehabilitation after rupturing his ACL during the pre-season.
Liberatore said he had no hesitation in committing to the club due to the exciting nature of its list.
"This group has a huge amount of upside, and I'm just pleased to be a very small part of that," Liberatore said.
"We have an extremely close group of players, coaches and staff who just want to take this club forward and in light of that, these contractual discussions were pretty seamless.
"I love the club, and I can't wait to get back out there with my teammates."
The 22-year-old was the League’s No.1 tackler and clearance player last season and Bulldogs list manager Jason McCartney said Liberatore was a key component in what the club was trying to build.
"Tom is an incredibly talented young player, and is such a crucial part of our midfield and team in general," McCartney said.
"What we're most encouraged by however, is that we believe Tom ... can take his game to new heights with his work-ethic, ultra-competitive nature and general ability."
Liberatore joins a host of young Bulldogs to have re-committed this year, including Jake Stringer, Jackson Macrae, Easton Wood, Luke Dahlhaus and Jordan Roughead.
Liberatore has played 77 matches for the club his father, Tony, represented on 283 occasions.
The family name is already synonymous with the club and now appears set to be linked for a long time to come.