Friday 9 December 2016

Cleary gets call-up for Liverpool tour

Published 11/07/2015 | 02:30

Cleary’s elevation is a reward for some impressive performances last season when he led the club to the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup
Cleary’s elevation is a reward for some impressive performances last season when he led the club to the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup

Dublin teenager Daniel Cleary was last night handed a shock call-up for Liverpool's pre-season tour of the Far East.

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The Reds - led by new skipper Jordan Henderson - jet off to Thailand tomorrow; their three-week tour will also take in games in Australia, Malaysia and Finland, increasing the prospect of the 19-year-old rookie getting some time on the pitch.

Cleary's elevation is a reward for some impressive performances last season when he led the club to the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup.

The Ireland U-19 international centre-back, who played for Crumlin United before moving to Anfield, has already trained with the first-team squad on several occasions.

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