Academy Report : Apr 2 – Apr 12
Liverpool U21s put in a convincing performance at the King Power Stadium to beat Leicester City 2-0 in the Barclays U21 Premier League on Monday night.
Lloyd Jones and Jerome Sinclair scored the goals to give Michael Beale’s team a deserved victory.
Jones – who is out on loan at Blackpool and, under the terms of the agreement, allowed to feature for the U21s side if he doesn’t play for the League One outfit at the weekend – broke the deadlock from a corner midway through the second half.
Sinclair then added the second with a neat run and finish to secure the win with seven minutes of the 90 remaining.
Kevin Stewart – who signed a new contract with the club back in February – returned to action for the first time in almost two months following the ankle injury sustained in first-team training.
The scoreline, perhaps, didn’t truly reflect how superior the young Reds were, having missed a number of golden chances in the first half.
Liverpool U21s: Bogdan, Randall, Maguire, Ilori, Jones, Stewart (McLaughlin 63), Kent (M Gomes 89), Chirivella (O’Hanlon 63), Sinclair, Brannagan (c), Ojo.
April 2: Fulham
Toni Gomes netted twice as Liverpool U18s produced a brilliant display to beat Fulham 5-1 in London on Saturday morning.
Having suffered defeats to Blackburn Rovers and Reading in the first two fixtures of the end of season play-offs, Neil Critchley’s side bounced back in style in the capital.
Gomes was unstoppable at times during a two-goal display, while Ben Woodburn, Ovie Ejaria and Herbie Kane also netted for the visitors.
It was the perfect way for the young Reds to prepare for next Saturday’s mini-derby with Everton at Finch Farm.
Liverpool U18s: Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, Lewis, Whelan, Parker, Coyle, Kane, Phillips (Johnston, 75), T. Gomes, Ejaria, Woodburn.
April 9: Everton
Liverpool U18s took down arch-rivals arch-rivals Everton 4-0 in the play-off stage of the Barclays U18 Premier League at Finch Farm on Saturday afternoon.
Goals from Adam Phillips, Herbie Kane, Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold secured back-to-back wins for Neil Critchley’s side and maintained an unbeaten record against their Merseyside counterparts this season.
The young Reds opened the scoring in the 33rd minute through Phillips, before Kane netted the second from a set-piece just after half-time.
Woodburn and captain Alexander-Arnold then added their names to the scoresheet late on to clinch the three points.
Liverpool U18s: Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, Lewis, Parker, Whelan, Coyle, Kane, Ejaria, T Gomes (Lennon 72), Phillips, Woodburn.