Liverpool player attacked in an alleged racial assault

Liverpool are asking the public for assistance as they try to investigate an alleged racially charged attack on youth goalkeeper Shamal George.

Sources say the 21-year-old player sustained injuries to the face in a city centre attack. His brother is said to have been hurt as well.

The attack was said to have happened around 1AM on a Saturday and the video evidence has been turned over to the Merseyside Police to be analysed.

In a statement released by the club, they said: “Liverpool Football Club is shocked and appalled that Shamal and a family member have been subjected to such a terrible ordeal.

“As a club, we will offer Shamal and his family any support that they require.

“The matter is now in the hands of Merseyside Police and we will defer all enquiries to them. We would also urge anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

“Liverpool Football Club will make no further comment until it is appropriate to do so and, in the meantime, we would ask that Shamal and his family have their privacy respected.”

The promising shot-stopper played for Carlisle United on loan last season. Jurgen Klopp played George as a centre-forward in a pre-season friendly against Huddersfield back in 2016.

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