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22-year-old centre-back grateful to Liverpool household after 1 season keep – Liverpool FC

Liverpool added younger centre-back Oludare Olufunwa to their ranks final summer season after a profitable trial, he has now discovered a brand new membership however that doesn’t imply he’s wanting gratitude.

Brief and candy, Olufunwas spent wanting a 12 months at Liverpool after becoming a member of from Southampton final summer season following a profitable trial with the under-21s throughout pre-season.

The 22-year-old centre-back, who can also be comfy at right-back, was launched by his boyhood membership in 2022 and given an opportunity within the Reds’ academy arrange.

Olufunwa was not seen as a signing for the primary staff, as an alternative a participant who may play a helpful position within the academy following everlasting and mortgage strikes for others within the place.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 11, 2023: Liverpool's Oludare Olufunwa (R) celebrates after scoring the fourth goal during the Premier League International Cup match between Liverpool FC Under-23's and Paris Saint-Germain Under-21's at the Liverpool Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The teen scored and performed upwards of 10 video games for the U21s final season and was launched by Liverpool at the beginning of the summer season, although he has now discovered a brand new dwelling with St Johnstone within the Scottish Premiership.

Regardless of the quick stint at Liverpool, Olufunwa was appreciative of the “all the assistance” he obtained from everybody on the membership and left with “some nice reminiscences.”

“I need to thank the Liverpool household for all the assistance they’ve given me since I joined the membership,” Olufunwa penned in a messaged on Twitter following St Johnstone’s announcement.

“It was a pleasure to work with such wonderful employees and gamers on a regular basis and create some nice reminiscences. Lastly, thanks to all of the followers for supporting me on my journey. YNWA!”

Brief offers like this aren’t uncommon for the academy, with Liverpool beforehand having injected an skilled possibility of their youth squads, very similar to Isaac Christie-Davies and Joe Hardy.

Olufunwa now joins fellow ex-Purple Tony Gallacher at St Johnstone, the defender left in 2022 after 4 years at Anfield.



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