Liverpool seek witnesses after Reds goalkeeper attacked in ‘racially motivated assault'
The attack took place in the early hours of Saturday morning
Liverpool have asked for witnesses to come forward with information after youth goalkeeper Shamal George was the victim of an alleged racially motivated attack in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Merseyside police are said to be studying CCTV of the incident which saw the 21-year-old suffer facial injuries and left his brother also hurt.
"Liverpool Football Club is shocked and appalled that Shamal and a family member have been subjected to such a terrible ordeal," said a Liverpool spokesman. "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."
George has been at the club since 2009, before signing professional terms in 2017. He spent the 2017/18 season on loan at Carlisle United, before spending a period of this season at Tranmere Rovers.