Liverpool goalkeeper Shamal George has been rewarded with a new contract for his heroics in-between sticks and he has joined League Two side Carlisle on a season-long loan move, according to reports.
The 19-year-old shot-stopper announced himself for Liverpool last term when Jurgen Klopp asked him to play as a centre-forward for the Mugsmashers against Huddersfield in a pre-season game. However, he returned to his natural position and he has been one of the best players for the U23 side of Liverpool.
George is highly rated among the fans of the Reds and there seem to be a general consensus that the goalie may eventually become the answer to Liverpool’s goalkeeping dilemma. He has now put pen to paper on an extension deal with Liverpool and he will proceed to Cumbria for a loan spell.
Confirming the report, the player made bare his mind on the deal as he is looking forward to starring regularly in the upcoming season.
“It has been a dream for me to play for this club, so to get another contract on top of what I’ve already had is a good feeling,” George told liverpoolfc.com.
“Game time is important for me because last year I didn’t play much. Game time is the main focus.
“Liverpool will be watching me so hopefully they’ll see I’m good enough and I can come back and push on here.”
Meanwhile the Reds have bolstered their squad but Klopp has retained his believe in Simon Mignolet, who will continue in-between the sticks as first choice for Liverpool in the upcoming season.
Liverpool will begin their Premier League campaign on the 12th of August in a showdown against the Hornets at Vicarage Road.