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Liverpool Prospect Decides to Play in America

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THIS IS THE ONLY PHOTO OF DANIEL TRICKETT-SMITH AVAILABLE
THIS IS THE ONLY PHOTO OF DANIEL TRICKETT-SMITH AVAILABLE
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In 2012, Liverpool signed attacking midfielder Daniel Trickett-Smith from Crewe for a fee of £300,000. He started well in the club's youth ranks, but was hindered by a series of injuries in recent seasons.

Now, the 20-year-old midfielder, who is out of contract this summer, has decided to play in the United States for Sacramento Republic FC. Though the side plays in the United Soccer League, which is below the MLS, it's attracted record-setting attendance in back-to-back seasons despite being founded just four years ago.

After his move was finalized, Trickett-Smith thanked Liverpool fans and set his sights on the future.

"Want to say a massive thank you to everyone at LFC - staff, players and especially the fans for the support over the years. Unbelievable fans," he tweeted. "Happy to have signed for Sacramento Republic FC. Can't wait to get over there and start playing."

There's a chance that Trickett-Smith will get to play against Liverpool's u-21 team this summer, according to the Echo. Sacramento Republic FC will face the Reds' youth team during their upcoming summer tour in the United States.