Bags packed: Liverpool goalkeeper told to quit & 26-yr-old set to follow - Sources
Goalkeeper Shamal George is open to offers as he ends his 11-year spell at Liverpool.
Football Insider revealed yesterday the 22-year-old has been told to find a new club ahead of his contract expiring on 30 June.
It will bring an end to the Wirral-born youngster’s association with Anfield stretching back to 2009 when he was first on the books.
A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that George does not have a move lined up to a new club.
He is willing to drop down to an EFL club after previous spells on loan at Carlisle United, Tranmere Rovers and non-league Marine.
George is also open to heading overseas to ignite a career that has been spent solely in England to date.
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Leaving Anfield is a major blow to the 6ft 3in keeper even though the writing has effectively been on the wall this season.
George has made just one appearance for the club’s Under-23s this term after being overlooked in favour of rising star Caoimhin Kelleher as well as the likes of Vitezslav Jaros, Ben Winterbottom and Daniel Atherton at the Kirkby set-up.
In the senior set-up Alisson is the undisputed number one, backed up by Adrian, Andy Lonergan and Kelleher.
George will not be the only keeper leaving Anfield this summer.
Karius, 26, has returned to his parent club after two years out on loan although it is unlikely he will feature for Liverpool again and he is also in line to leave.
George will exit after failing to make a single senior appearance for the six-times European champions and runaway Premier League leaders.
However, he was part of the squad for the 2016 Europa League final and travelled with the first team as third-choice keeper behind Simon Mignolet and Danny Ward.
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.