Exclusive: Liverpool 22-year-old told to find new club, set to quit in days
Liverpool goalkeeper Shamal George has been told to find a new club, Football Insider can reveal.
The Anfield academy product, 22, is out of contract at the end of the month after being at the club since he was 11.
A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that George has been told he is being released and has started looking for a new team.
His contract with the runaway Premier League leaders expires on 30 June.
It is a major blow for the 6ft 3in keeper, who has been at Liverpool since 2009 and graduated from the youth ranks to become a professional.
He has not played for his boyhood club but was part of the first-team squad for the 2016 Europa League final and travelled with the team as third-choice keeper behind Simon Mignolet and Danny Ward.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
George signed a new contract in 2017 and then had a spell on loan at Carlisle United, where he made seven first-team appearances.
He subsequently went on loan to Tranmere Rovers, playing three times, as well as non-league outfit Marine.
The writing has been on the wall for George this season as he has played just once for Liverpool’s Under-23s, which came last August.
He has subsequently been overlooked in favour of Caoimhin Kelleher as well as the likes of Vitezslav Jaros, Ben Winterbottom and Daniel Atherton in the youth team set-up at Kirkby.
The undisputed first team number one is Alisson, whose deputies this season have been Adrian and Andy Lonergan, the experienced duo who arrived on frees last summer.
In other Liverpool news, a pundit has told Football Insider that an Anfield 26-year-old’s career at the club is “done” after controversial interview.