20-year-old Liverpool defender Daniel Cleary confirms release via Twitter in emotional post

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Daniel Cleary is leaving Liverpool and admits it is time to move on.

Young defender Daniel Cleary has confirmed he has left Liverpool, stating it is 'time to move on'.

Cleary, 20, has been a regular for the Reds under-21 side this season, and came close to making his full debut under Brendan Rodgers.

He was named on the bench for the 1-1 draw in the Europa League in September, although was an unused substitute.

His chances did not increase under Jurgen Klopp and now he is heading for the exit, confirming via Twitter that he has already said his goodbyes.

Cleary, 20, is a centre-back who can also play right-back and had been at Liverpool's academy since he was 11-years-old, who has appeared for Ireland at under-19 level.

He went on Liverpool's pre-season tour last summer and came on as a substitute against a Malaysia XI, and captained the under-21s on four occasions this season.

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