NEWS: O's sign Liverpool defender on loan

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Leyton Orient have agreed a deal to sign defender Joe Maguire on a youth loan from Premier League side Liverpool.

The 19-year-old, who plays predominantly as a left back, but can play anywhere along the back four, has initially signed a one-month deal, with the option of an extension.

And Head Coach Ian Hendon is excited to be working with the youngster over the coming weeks.

“I know Alex Inglethorpe (Liverpool Academy Director)  very well and we have seen him on a few occasions  and heard a lot of good things about him, ” Hendon told

“It is a good opportunity for Joe to come and sample what League Two football is all about. We have heard a lot of good things about him and we are happy to bring him in and bolster our squad.

“He can play anywhere down the left hand side, but is predominantly a left back. He is coming here to fight for a place and he is up for the challenge so that shows what type of character he is.”

Maguire is available for tomorrow’s game against Bristol Rovers, and will wear the shirt number 20 during his time in E10.