TransferTom Clayton joins Swindon in permanent switch
Academy defender Tom Clayton has today completed a permanent transfer to League Two side Swindon Town.
After joining Liverpool’s youth set-up as an U9, Clayton – who is comfortable in central positions at the back or in midfield – progressed right up through the ranks in Kirkby.
He broke into the U18s squad under the guidance of Steven Gerrard and then went on to captain the Reds’ U23s side more recently, while gaining international recognition for Scotland U21s.
Tom also skippered the Liverpool team that lifted the Lancashire FA Senior Cup in May.
A popular and respected figure at the Academy, Clayton will now embark on a new challenge in his career with Swindon, who were beaten in League Two’s play-off semi-finals last season.
They get the new league campaign under way with a trip to Harrogate Town on July 30.
Everybody at Liverpool FC thanks Tom for his contributions to the club and wishes him the very best in his future career.