Coates and Spearing on target for reserves

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Sebastian Coates scored his first goal for Liverpool reserves as they hammered Sunderland reserves 5-0 on Tuesday.

Coates, Jay Spearing, Jon Flanagan and Danny Wilson were all in Rodolfo Borrell’s starting eleven and it was Liverpool who made a flying start with early goals from Sebastian Coates and Jay Spearing.

Coates opened the scoring for the Reds when he crept in to convert a Suso cross before Spearing drilled in a a low shot beyond King 25 yards from goal.

Just before the half-time mark, Spearing grabbed his second and Liverpool’s third. Seeing his initial shot parried by King, Spearing followed up to give Borrell’s side a 3-0 lead at half time.

Nathan Eccleston was introduced on the hour mark replacing Adam Morgan following his return from a loan spell at Rochdale. With eight minutes remaining, Sunderland pulled a goal back when Coates felled Lynch in the area and Noble fired the penalty past Hansen.

The final minutes saw substitute Eccleston score a majestic brace in front of the watching Kenny Dalglish.

Liverpool Reserves: Martin Hansen, Jon Flanagan, Danny Wilson, Andre Wisdom, Sebastian Coates, Conor Coady, Raheem Sterling (Michael Roberts 82), Jay Spearing, Adam Morgan (Nathan Eccleston 60), Krisztian Adorjan (Toni Silva 66), Suso.
Unused subs: Jamie Stephens, Stephen Sama.

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