Reds to let ‘keeper leave on a free after a decade at Liverpool – Daily Mail

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The Reds seem set to allow young goalkeeper Shamal George to leave the club for on a free to join Swindon Town after a decade on Merseyside, according to reports from The Daily Mail.

Liverpool want to include the option of a sell-on clause in the potential deal to reap any rewards if the 21-year-old proves to meet the high expectations he has set at under-23 level.

The Wirral-born stopper has previously been sent out on loan to Carlisle and Tranmere Rovers, though he has never made an appearance for Jürgen Klopp’s senior side.

That said, there was one opportunity for George during a pre-season friendly against Huddersfield Town back in the summer of 2016 where Klopp was drastically forced to play him as a striker.

In March of this year, George – and his brother – were the victims of an alleged racially-motivated attack in a Liverpool city centre bar which left the promising ‘keeper with facial injuries.

The hope is that a move to the League Two side will allow George to fulfil his potential and stake a claim for a starting spot between the sticks.

If he impresses and improves Swindon Town’s fortunes at the back, he could earn a further move up the league pyramid which would see the Reds financially rewarded thanks to their gurantee.

In the goalkeeping department, Jürgen Klopp will likely permit Simon Mignolet to also leave the club as he seeks first-team football, while a new deputy to Alisson will have to be sourced this summer.

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