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A former Liverpool player and England youth international has joined National League North outfit Warrington Town. 

During two seasons without playing competitive football, the 30-year-old has had trials with Portsmouth, Sheffield United, Birmingham City, and Polish outfit Warta Poznan.

It has been a long road on the search for a new club after his release from Derby County in 2021. 

Finally, the defender has found a new club to call home in the north west and has penned a deal of unknown length after several weeks of training.

The man in question is Liverpool academy graduate Andre Wisdom, who turned out 22 times for the Reds in 2012 and 2013 under Brendan Rodgers.  

Since his time at Liverpool, he has played for clubs at home and abroad, taking in stints at Derby County, West Bromwich Albion, Norwich City, and Red Bull Salzburg.

He was, for a time, captain of England's U21s squad.

At U17s level, he was part of the England squad that won the European Championships.  

His most recent club football was played in his second spell at Derby County, with whom he spent four seasons in the Championship.

Wisdom recovered in hospital from a stabbing in the summer of 2020 to play a key role in their 2020/21 season, when they stayed up by one point. 

He has admitted that he was 'not the same' in his footballing career since he was stabbed.

He told the Beautiful Game Podcast: 'It was frustrating as when I've come out of hospital after like three days, I had a couple of operations, it was like my body just wasn't the same.

'I tried to get back into football and it wasn't the same, I wasn't getting the same output in terms of power or speed.

'It was hard to take and with that comes a lot of other niggles. I got stabbed in the head. I got headaches. A little cut here (points to his chest) I couldn't breathe that well when I came out of hospital because I had fluid on my lungs.

'I think I rushed coming back to football. So once I could walk, which was like three weeks I went straight back to football. As men we get ahead of ourselves. I played two games and I wasn't right and my ego wouldn't let me accept it.

'It was the last year of my contract and Derby were going through the financial issues so I remember speaking to my agent at the time I was like I'm going to play so I'm in the shop window and then rest in the summer. Then I ripped my groin.'


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