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Liverpool u21s

Liverpool u21s played twice this week.

On Monday, Michael Beale’s side beat Tottenham u21s 2-0, thanks to goals from Ryan Kent and Jerome Sinclair. The reds ended the game with 10 players as ex Spurs Kevin Stewart picked two yellow card in 3 mins.

Reds took the lead just before the quarter of an hour after Ryan Kent’s curling free kick went through the hands of Spurs goal keeper Tom Glover.

Sheyi Ojo, who was sharp in the first half, teed up Jerome Sinclair after some brilliant play with Matthew Virtue-Thick and was able to tap the ball home from less than a yard out.

Read more about it here: http://www.anfieldedition.uk/2016/01/lfc-u21-beat-spurs/

Liverpool u21s: Bogdan, Virtue-Thick, Hart, Caulker, Enrique, Stewart(sent off 79), Ojo (Wilson 90), Chirivella, Sinclair (Dunn 74), Brannagan (c), Kent (O’Hanlon 84). Substitutes (not used): Maguire, Firth (GK).


On Sunday, goals from Brooks Lennon and Harry Wilson secured the young Reds’ 3rd win in the last 3 games.

A superb ball from Alex O’Hanlon found Conor Randall along the right and the full-back picked out Lennon at the second attempt, allowing the American to sweep a shot underneath the ‘keeper for 1-0.

Shortly after the break, Wilson and Randall combined to complete a superb one-two inside the opposition box and as the former sprinted through intending to shoot, Dominic Hyam knocked him to the ground and conceded a penalty.

The winger took the responsibility from 12 yards himself and carefully tucked his spot-kick past the reach of Reading stopper Stuart Moore and into the bottom right corner.

Liverpool U21s: Ward, Randall, Hart, Ilori, Maguire, Virtue, Wilson, Chirivella (Phillips), Lennon, O’Hanlon, Kent (Dunn). Unused substitutes: Cleary, Firth, Brewitt.


Liverpool u18s

Liverpool u18s played twice this week.

On Wednesday, Neil Critchley’s side beat Cardiff u18s 3-0 in the FA Youth Cup courtesy of goals from Ben Woodburn, Corey Whelan and Brooks Lennon.

An exquisite finish from Woodburn after an equally impressive cross from Adam Phillips in the 17th minute gave Neil Critchley’s side the lead. The Welshman gathered control of the ball and then unleashed a wonderful chip over the onrushing goalkeeper.

And Corey Whelan then ensured Critchley’s side took a deserved cushion into the break. The centre-back applied a cool finish to a free-kick that was invitingly whipped into the box by Adam Phillips.

And substitute Toni Gomes went on a weaving run in the 83rd minute before dragging his shot, allowing Brooks Lennon to tap in and seal progression.

Liverpool U18s: George, Alexander-Arnold (C), Owens, Masterson, Whelan (Johnston 62), Phillips, Kane, Ejaria (Gomes 76), Woodburn (Dhanda 86), Alves, Lennon.


Liverpool u18s were defeated by Wolves 2-0 at Compton Park on Saturday.

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With Ben Woodburn and Conor Masterson rested ahead of Thursday’s FA Youth Cup fifth round trip to Nottingham Forest, Neil Critchley rotated his squad.

Harvey Whyte was given his first start of the season in the centre of midfield after returning from injury and he can pleased with his outing.

Two second half goals from Daniel Armstrong secured the win for the home side. And with this defeat,the u18s’ title hopes ended.

Liverpool U18s: Kelleher, Lewis, Owens, Johnston, Parker, Brimmer (Alves 60), Alexander-Arnold, Whyte (Kane 60). T Gomes, Dhanda, Nicholas.


Liverpool u16s

Liverpool u16s signed Australian teenager Dylan Ryan this week.

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Read more about him here: http://www.anfieldedition.uk/2016/01/liverpool-sign-dylan-ryan/


Liverpool u16s are set to take on Cambridge United at the Abbey Stadium on Monday 15th February (K.O. 7:00pm)

Cambridge United Academy manager Richard Meek: “We are extremely grateful to Liverpool for bringing their Academy players to the Abbey Stadium and we are hoping for a really closely fought game in front of another big crowd.”


Liverpool u14s

Liverpool u14s won the 2016 Bebbi Cup held in Switzerland. They beat Juventus 2-0 in the final. It’s their second cup of the season after winning the Blades Cup back in December.
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