Tranmere gave young Liverpool goalkeeper Shamal George 45 minutes in the friendly against Fleetwood Town today as the player nears a loan move to Prenton Park.
As we reported on Friday, Scott Davies is set to miss the start of the season and Rovers are lining up a replacement on loan to provide competition for young Luke Pilling.
George was drafted in and played for Rovers as a trialist today, impressing in his half-game outing. Tranmere lost the game 2-0, with George being beaten by a well-taken finish from Ched Evans. Pilling had earlier spilt a shot from distance to give Fleetwood the lead.
The young Liverpool goalkeeper, 20, was included in the Reds’ pre-season tour two years ago but saw much of the 2016/17 season ruined by injury. Last season he played four times during a loan spell with Carlisle United in League Two.
George was born on the Wirral and is highly-rated by Liverpool’s keeper coach, Tranmere legend, John Achterberg.
He looked decent enough today though didn’t have a great deal to do. His distribution looked good.
Rovers may give the youngster another game before deciding whether or not to secure his services on loan.