21-year-old Liverpool defender confirms loan switch on Instagram
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Liverpool defender Tony Gallacher confirms loan switch on Instagram

Liverpool left-back Tony Gallacher has confirmed a loan switch to Major League Soccer outfit Toronto FC until the end of December, subject to international clearance which was recently confirmed on the club’s official website.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 05: Tony Gallacher of Liverpool FC on the ball during Manchester City v Liverpool FC U23’s at The Academy Stadium on January 05, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images)

Gallacher, 21 is set for his first temporary spell away from the Reds since he joined Liverpool following a move from Scottish side Falkirk back in January 2018.

The Glasgow-born defender recently confirmed the move on his Instagram page as he looks to gain some vital experience in the professional game.

Gallacher was a prominent figure for the U23s last season with the defender clocking up 15 appearances in Premier League 2 during the 2019/20 campaign under former coach Neil Critchley before the season was eventually curtailed due to the ongoing pandemic.

During his two seasons with the U23s, Gallacher has made 32 appearances scoring two goals while also registering an assist

He was also handed his full-senior debut last season having started and played the full 90 minutes of the Carabao Cup quarter-final clash against Aston Villa.

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Gallacher also started in two of Liverpool’s three EFL trophy fixtures against Fleetwood Town and Accrington Stanley.

He will be able to further his first-team experience at Toronto, whom he will be able to join having successfully completed quarantine, the club announced.

“Tony is a young, promising defender that will provide us with additional depth on our backline for the remainder of the year,” Toronto FC general manager Ali Curtis said in a club statement. “We feel his character and personality will fit well within our group.”

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