Young Liverpool keeper plays on trial for Tranmere ahead of loan


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.

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