Liverpool confirm permanent departure of young defender

Date published: Wednesday 31st January 2018 2:12 - James Marshment

Liverpool have confirmed that their Under-23s defender Lloyd Jones has left the club to join League 2 leaders Luton Town.

The 22-year-old leaves Anfield having failed to make a first-team appearance at the club, having joined back in 2011 from Plymouth Argyle.

Jones has joined the Hatters on a permanent deal, with the Reds receiving a nominal fee for the centre-half.

The player had spent time on loan at Cheltenham Town, Accrington Stanley, Blackpool and Swindon Town, though the latter was terminated early after he was charged with assault in 2017.


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However, he remained a member of Neil Critchley’s U23s squad for the first half of the season, but after finally accepting his dream of breaking into Liverpool’s first-team squad was over, the player made the move on Wednesday to Luton Town.

After signing a deal to the summer of 2020 with the Hatters, the player told “I found out the move was a possibility about three days ago, it got followed up and here I am today,” he told

“I want to play regular first-team football. I’ve been in the U23s at Liverpool for quite a while now and I wanted a new challenge, and I thought Luton was the right club for me.”


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