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Kopstar Diary: Wisdom & Coady taste success

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The Premier League season may be over and the World Cup two weeks away, but Liverpool’s youngsters are still busy with international tournaments across Europe.

This week has seen Dean Bouzanis and David Amoo sign new contracts at the club, Robbie Threlfall depart for Bradford, and Stephen Darby become the first LFC player to appear at Wembley in a club match!

Kop Star Diary: 24th May – 30th May

24th May – The Ruhr 2010 Cup : Martin Hansen was named as the Ruhr2010 Cup best goalkeeper after Liverpool’s young reserves participated in the major international tournament where AC Milan, Schalke and Bayern Munich were among the opponents. All four teams finished on four points in the initial group stage and with a goal difference of zero. However, Schalke and Milan progressed having scored more goals throughout the group stages.

24th May – The UEFA U17 European Championships: England captain Conor Coady and center back Andre Wisdom (pictured below) played the full match tonight against Turkey as England’s U17’s made it three wins from their three Group B matches after they came from behind to beat Turkey 2-1 in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.

UEFA European Under-17 Championship Semi Final Tournament soccer match between England and France

25th May – Australian stopper Dean Bouzanis has just signed a new contract at Liverpool til June 2012.

26th May – Young Left-back Robbie Threlfall will leave Liverpool when his contract expires on June 30. Threlfall had just ended a productive loan spell at Bradford where he made 17 appearances, scoring two goals for the League Two outfit. Liverpool have also confirmed goalkeeper Christopher Oldfield will leave Liverpool when his contract expires on June 30.

26th May – Sean Highdale, Steven Irwin, Alex Kacaniklic and Andras Simon have all been offered fresh new contract terms this week.

26th May – Our young French Reserve defender Chris Mavinga turned 19 today!

27th May – The UEFA U17 European Championships : Academy starlets Conor Coady (pictured below) and Andre Wisdom played starring roles as they helped England U17s reach the final of the European Championships after a 2-1 win over France on Thursday afternoon. Ipswich Town striker Conor Wickham netted twice and Coady, who is England’s captain, provided the assist for the second goal.

Football - Slovakia v England UEFA European Under 17 Championship

27th May – David Amoo has signed a new two-year deal with Liverpool. The 19-year-old moved to Merseyside from Millwall in 2007 and has continued to progress through the club’s ranks.

28th May – After being released from Liverpool, Robbie Threlfall has signed a two year contract to stay with Bradford City. The defender, who spent two and half months of last season on loan at Bradford, proved his tenacious displays at left back towards the back end of the campaign ensuring City only conceded three goals in their last six fixtures. Threlfall made 17 appearances, scoring two goals for the League Two outfit.

29th May – The League 1 Play Off Final: Stephen Darby saw his hopes of helping Swindon Town into the Championship ended as they lost 1-0 to Millwall at Wembley. The on-loan Liverpool defender came on as a 67th minute substitute with the Robins already trailing to Paul Robinson’s first-half strike. However, Swindon were unable to muster an equaliser as Millwall held on to claim the win.

29th May – Krisztian Nemeth makes his International debut tonight for Hungary during their 3-0 defeat to Germany at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium. Nemeth was introduced as a substitute in the 60th minute.

UEFA European Under-17 Championship Final

30th May – The UEFA U17 European Championships : Andre Wisdom scored at both ends as England beat Spain 2-1 to lift their first ever European U17 Championships. Wisdom gave the Spaniards a lead with an own goal on 21 minutes. He soon made amends, however, by heading home a 29th minute leveller. The winner came through Ipswich Town’s promising striker Connor Wickham with 42 minutes on the clock. Another Liverpool product, 17-year-old midfielder Conor Coady, had the honour of lifting the trophy after captaining the Three Lions throughout the tournament in Liechtenstein.

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