Report: West Bromwich Albion interested in Liverpool’s George Johnston

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Captain George Johnston of Liverpool leads his team onto the pit h followed by goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher at the start of the PL2 game at The Kirkby...

West Bromwich Albion are among a number of clubs reportedly interested in George Johnston of Liverpool.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Captains George Johnston of Liverpool and Oliver Younger of Burnley with the match officials, referee Matthew Dicicco and assistants Dan Locker and...

According to The Sunday Mirror (print edition, page 67, July 14, 2019), West Bromwich Albion are among a number of clubs interested in signing George Johnston on loan from Liverpool in the summer transfer window.

The report has also credited West Brom’s Championship rivals Hull City, Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers and Preston North End with interest in the 20-year-old defender.

It has been reported that the youngster impressed Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the Reds’ pre-season friendly mach against Tranmere Rovers on Thursday.

Going out on loan

Johnston has yet to break into the Liverpool first team, and given the quality of players that the Reds have and his inexperience, it is hard to see the Scotland Under-21 international play regularly for the Reds next season.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Captain George Johnston of Liverpool leads his team onto the pit h followed by goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher at the start of the PL2 game at The Kirkby...

It would make sense for the young defender to find a club in the Championship and play for them on loan for the 2019-20 campaign, get valuable playing time and then return to Liverpool next summer to challenge for a first-team spot.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Liverpool Academy Coach Steven Gerrard (centre) with Rob Jones (left) and George Johnston before the Liverpool v Manchester City U18 Premier League...

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