- A former Liverpool player has signed for non-league club Warrington Town
- It comes more than two years after he last played professional football
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A former Liverpool player and England youth international has joined National League North team Warrington Town.
During two seasons without playing competitive football, the 30-year-old has had trials with Portsmouth, Sheffield United, Birmingham City and Polish side Warta Poznan.
It has been a long road in the search for a new club following his release from Derby County in 2021.
The defender has finally found a new club in the North West and after several weeks of training has penned a deal of unknown length.
A former England player and England youth captain has signed for Warrington Town
Andre Wisdom is the man who signed without a contract with the sixth club after two years
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The man in question is Liverpool Academy graduate Andre Wisdom, who made 22 appearances for the Reds under Brendan Rodgers in 2012 and 2013.
Since his time at Liverpool, he has played for clubs at home and abroad, including Derby County, West Bromwich Albion, Norwich City and Red Bull Salzburg.
He was captain of the England U21 squad for a time.
At U17 level he was part of the England squad that won the European Championships.
His most recent club football came in his second spell with Derby County, with whom he spent four seasons in the Championship.
Wisdom recovered in hospital from a stabbing in the summer of 2020 and played a key role in the 2020/21 season as they maintained a one-point lead.
He has admitted he has ‘not been the same’ in his football career since he was stabbed.
He told the Nice gaming podcast: ‘It was frustrating because when I got out of the hospital after about three days, I had a few operations, it was like my body just wasn’t the same anymore.
The 30-year-old recently played for Derby County but revealed his body was not the same after the stabbing
‘I tried to get back into football but it wasn’t the same, I wasn’t getting the same output in terms of strength or speed.
“It was hard to bear and with that comes a lot of other problems. I was stabbed in the head and got a headache. A little cut here (points to his chest). I couldn’t breathe very well when I got out of the hospital because I had fluid in my lungs.
‘I think I rushed to get back to football. So once I could walk, which took about three weeks, I went straight back to playing football. As men, we lead the way. I played two games and I wasn’t right and my ego wouldn’t let me accept that.
‘It was the last year of my contract and Derby were having financial problems so I remember talking to my agent at the time, I thought I was going to play so I’ll be in the window and then rest in the summer. Then I tore my groin.’
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