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Former Liverpool Defender Conor Masterson Has Found A New Club

Former Liverpool Defender Conor Masterson Has Found A New Club

Republic of Ireland U21 defender Conor Masterson has found himself a new club, signing for Championship outfit QPR on a two-year deal.

The 20-year old left Liverpool last month after his contract expired, ending a four year association with the Merseyside club.

Masterson was on the brink of a first team breakthrough under Jurgen Klopp not so long ago, having been named on the bench for the Champions League quarter final win over Manchester City in April of 2018. He would go on to suffer a knee injury which halted his development.

The centre back is still a highly rated prospect, and captained Stephen Kenny's Ireland side that reached the semi final of the Toulon Tournament last month.

Speaking to the QPR website, Masterson said he was excited by the prospect of joining the London side.

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To sign for QPR is an honour and a privilege and I can’t wait to get started.

I learnt so much during my time with Liverpool, had some unbelievable experiences and I think that will carry through into QPR.

Mentally it was very tough but you learn from it and it makes you stronger.

You have your ups and downs in football. That was my down and hopefully this move is one of my ups.

I can guarantee the fans I will give everything in every game.

QPR manager Mark Warburton is optimistic that Irishman will have an impact in the team.

I have watched Conor’s progress and he is another young player with a lot of potential in him.

What he will be looking to do is come in, bed himself into the dressing room and challenge for a place in the team.

I want the pathway for young players here to be clear.

If they are good enough, I’ll play them – I don’t care if they are 17 or 37, it’s about being good enough and having that desire to play for QPR.

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