Scots defender leaves Liverpool for Feyenoord

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Scotland Under-21 defender George Johnston has signed for Dutch giants Feyenoord after leaving Liverpool.

The 20-year-old centre-half captained the Reds Under-23 side for most of last season and had been with the Anfield club since he was nine.

Johnston, who picked up his first two caps in March’s friendlies against Mexico and Sweden, failed to make a competitive appearance for Jurgen Klopp’s side

However, the Manchester-born player did feature as substitute in last summer’s pre-season victory over Torino.

A Liverpool statement read: “George Johnston has completed a permanent transfer to Feyenoord.

“The 20-year-old centre-back, who captained Liverpool’s U23s for a large part of last season, signed for the Eredivisie club on Wednesday.

“A Scotland U21 international, Johnston joined the Reds’ Academy at the age of nine and progressed to become a regular in the U18s in the 2016-17 season.

“He then made the step up to U23 level in 2017-18, a campaign during which he also started every game in the club’s run to the UEFA Youth League quarter-finals.

“Everyone at Liverpool wishes George good luck at his new club.”

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