Shamal George has signed a new contract with Liverpool Football Club before being sent out on loan to Carlisle United.
Liverpool’s official website announced today that the 19-year-old “put pen to paper on an extension to his deal today and departed for a stay with the League Two side, initially until January.”
The young shot-stopper has yet to make a first-team appearance for Liverpool and is looking to garner senior experience with Carlisle United during his short stay with the Blues.
Upon signing his contract extension with Liverpool, George said: “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.
“For my first year I didn’t have too much luck, I was injured for quite a lot of it. Hopefully, I can push on and this loan can do quite a lot for me.
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“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.”
#LFC goalkeeper Shamal George has signed a new contract with the club & joined Carlisle United on loan.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 1, 2017
Jürgen Klopp has already made an impact on the youth at Liverpool Football Club, using the talent at the Academy last season to make up for a lack of depth.
Young stars like Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Woodburn and Ovie Ejaria have excelled under his tutelage while Joe Gomez and Sheyi Ojo were unlucky to miss out due to injury.
Shamal George is no different with injuries curbing his opportunities but it’s clear that the club sees potential in the young ‘keeper and having been granted an extension to his contract at the club, he will now look to push on at Carlisle and impress.