Liverpool announce forward departure after transfer deadline

Liverpool youngster Fidel O’Rourke has joined Halifax Town.

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Liverpool have confirmed that young forward Fidel O’Rourke has joined Halifax Town on loan for the remainder of the season.

The forward, 20, scored seven goals in 10 appearances for Welsh Premier League side Caernarfon Town in the first half of the campaign.

Now O’Rourke joins Halifax in the National League. Clubs in the division have until the final Thursday in March to make signings. The Sheyman sit 17th in the table.

A Liverpool statement said: “Fidel O’Rourke has joined FC Halifax Town for the remainder of the 2022-23 season.

“The 20-year-old will link up with the National League side for the rest of the current campaign, having recently returned from a stint with Caernarfon Town.

“O’Rourke scored seven goals in his 10 appearances in the Welsh Premier League and has been with Liverpool since U14 level.”

Fellow youngsters Jarell Quansah and Luke Chambers joined Bristol Rovers and Kilmarnock respectively on loan in the January transfer window, while Jake Cain was sold to Swindon Town for an undisclosed fee.

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