Liverpool goalkeeper Shamal George explains his ultimate ambition in football

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Another young Liverpool player has been speaking to the club's official website.

Liverpool’s young goalkeeper Shamal George has become the latest Reds teenager to take part in a question-and-answer session with the club’s official website.

The 17-year-old currently plays for Liverpool’s under-18s but he has explained his ambitions for the future.

When asked about his ultimate dream in football, the youngster said, “To play in the Champions League and win it.”

It is an admirable aspiration but in the short term he will be focusing solely on impressing as much as possible for Liverpool’s under-18s before hopefully moving on to the under-21s in due course.

Liverpool have a number of quality young players coming through the ranks, most notably Ryan Kent and Harry Wilson, but it is rare that teenage goalkeepers are mentioned.

George will know how tough it is for stoppers to make an impact in the game without a considerable amount of experience, with the majority of Premier League ‘keepers being well beyond their teens.

It is those rare few – both in England and further afield – that break through in their late teens or early twenties, but George will have seen how well Simon Mignolet has performed in recent times and no doubt take inspiration from the turnaround in the Belgian’s Liverpool career.

While the likes of Kent and Wilson could be given first-team chances at Anfield as early as next season, George will have to be far more patient.

But such is a goalkeeper’s lot, with the rewards for such patience potentially considerable.

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