Liverpool U18s progress to quarter finals with dramatic late winner in FA Youth Cup

on 04.02.2016

Liverpool’s under-18s have progressed to the quarter finals of the FA Youth Cup after a dramatic finish in their fifth round tie at Nottingham Forest on Thursday evening.

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 4, 2016: Liverpool's goal scorers Herbie Kane and Adam Phillips celebrate their injury time 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest during the FA Youth Cup 5th Round match at the City Ground. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
Goalscorers Herbie Kane and Adam Phillips celebrate Liverpool U18s dramatic victory at Forest.

The young Reds held a 1-0 lead at half-time thanks to Herbie Kane’s opening goal, but hosts Forest drew level with a late goal off a corner.

But Ben Woodburn set up Adam Phillips in stoppage time to send Liverpool into the last eight, where they’ll face either Arsenal or Coventry City away.

Kane’s opening goal came about from superb work by exciting attacker Brooks Lennon‘s excellent run down the right. The American showed his speed to get away from the defender before playing the ball across for Kane to finish.

Lennon, 18, signed from Real Salt Lake in America last summer and has looked very lively, scoring on his first full appearance for the under-21s last week against Reading.

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 4, 2016: Liverpool players mob Adam Phillips as they celebrates the second goal against Nottingham Forest in injury time to seal a 2-1 victory during the FA Youth Cup 5th Round match at the City Ground. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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LFC U18s: George, Alexander-Arnold, Owens, Masterson, Parker, Phillips, Lennon, Kane, Woodburn, Alves, Ejaria.


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  1. Hello everyone, may someone confirmed me the rumor that right now Alex teixeira has gone to China or is just another rumor?

      • Well in the end he was just another Raheem Sterling, where do you think that money will be invested later in the summer Joe? GK, DF, MF, or ST?

        • All over! I think part of the reason why Kloppo didn’t sanction this move is that he has a finite budget and he sees the need to improve in several areas.

          I can’t see a summer clear out happening. That’s another rebuilding job which will another season of non-achievement to ingest.

          Hence, I think we need TWO top top players with superb on-field leadership and passion who can hopefully synergise this bunch of misfits.

          I’m thinking a Striker and a Winger.
          Top top ones. Great Quality over Dross Quantity !

          • I reckon that’s why he’s sticking with Migs. If he has to get half a dozen players this summer he doesn’t want to also get a keeper due to budget.

            and if he sees Migs performing in training, he probably thinks he can improve his confidence (I’m not convinced personally).

            Let’s hope the Scouts/TC find good players. Seems like we’ve had to rely on BR’s preferences for experienced 1st team players and they’ve been predictably average. I’m hoping the scouts will do better.
            I like the fact he went in big for a fast goal scoring wide AM. Defo need one of those.

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