Liverpool youngster Daniel Trickett-Smith moves to USL

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Liverpool prodigy Daniel Trickett-Smith has completed a move to United Soccer League side Sacramento Republic FC, according to Liverpool's official website.

The youngster joined the Reds in 2012 and was regarded as one of the hottest prospects in the country but ultimately failed to live up to expectations and will leave the club when his contract expires this summer.

Trickett-Smith joined the Merseyside club from Crewe Alexandra in a deal worth an initial £300,000 with it potentially rising depending on his future first-team appearances.


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The 20-year-old failed to gain any first-team experience in his four years at the club after graduating from Liverpool's academy and earning a professional contract at the end of the 2012/13 season.

Jurgen Klopp looks to be clearing out the famous academy with the likes of Alex O’Hanlon, Daniel Cleary and Jordan Rossiter all leaving Merseyside this summer with the latter having already made the switch to Rangers.

Trickett-Smith could potentially appear against the Liverpool U-21s as they embark on their USA tour and face his new side within the space of four days.

Although Klopp has vowed to produce quality over quantity through the Reds' youth system, the German has given a number of first-team opportunities to youngsters this season.

Kevin Stewart, who was released by Spurs before joining Liverpool, has come into the side on numerous occasions under Klopp's management this season and looks to be a calm and composed holding midfielder.

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Stewart is not the only youngster to impress with the likes of Cameron Brannagan, Sheyi Ojo and Brad Smith all performing well when called upon this season.

Jordon Ibe could fall into the trap of being over-hyped from a young age like Trickett-Smith but the former is beginning to establish himself as a regular squad player for Liverpool which is something the latter was never able to accomplish in his short Anfield career.

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