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Liverpool release Jordan Lussey and Marc Pelosi

Liverpool have released under-21s players Jordan Lussey and Marc Pelosi, along with senior players Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson and Brad Jones.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 27, 2014: Liverpool's Jordan Lussey celebrates scoring the third goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

20-year-old midfielder Lussey (pictured above) joined Bolton on loan at the end of March but failed to make an appearance for the Championship side. He travelled with the Reds’ squad to Besiktas in the Europa League earlier this year, as close as he got to the first-team.

Versatile American Pelosi, also 20, (below) was reportedly on the verge of call-up to the first-team before he suffered a broken leg in February 2013.

MOTSPUR PARK, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 26, 2014: Liverpool's Marc Pelosi in action against Fulham during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at Motspur Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

He can play at left-back, left-midfield or centre-midfield, and was called up to the USA’s national squad in January.

Speaking in January, Pelosi said: “They’re [Liverpool] a big club, so they’re always going to sign players — you know that going there. But they believe in their youth, because there’s always young guys making their debuts.

“I think it’s possible [to break into the team], so I’m going to just do my best and hope for the best.”

Liverpool signed Pelosi in 2011 after he impressed at the under-17 World Cup.

Under-21 players Brad Smith and Danny Ward have been offered new deals.

The Premier League released and retained list also confirms the departures of senior trio Gerrard, Johnson and Jones.

Johnson has been linked with a move to Benfica.

Best of luck to Jordan and Marc in finding new clubs.

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