Melwood Today: Rodolfo Borrell’s Reserves

In this morning Melwood Today edition, we hear who made Fabio Capello’s 25 man England squad for their upcoming friendlies and we also take a quick look at the reserve team results, appearances, goals and starlet of the season so far…

Well I don’t know about you but our performance last Saturday almost makes the international break seem almost welcome. Saturday’s goalless draw by newly promoted Swansea City was an afternoon in which Kenny Dalglish described our performance as “unacceptable”, but admitted “the problems that are there are problems that we can solve ourselves.”

Daniel Agger said Liverpool played like “headless chickens” and would have ‘no chance’ of qualifying for the Champions League on the basis of such miserable form.

“When we got the ball we lost it straight away. We were not sharp enough, we did not press well enough. There were so many things that were really disappointing, especially after we played OK last week. Sometimes we looked like headless chickens running around after the ball.”

Meanwhile, Stewart Downing admitted on the official Liverpool website;

“Swansea are a good footballing team and they’ve played well this season, but with no disrespect to them we need to be winning games like that at home if we want to get to where we want to be, so it was a bit disappointing for us not to get the three points.”

Capello’s 25 Man England Squad – No Carroll

reinaSunday night saw England boss Fabio Capello name his 25-man squad for the upcoming friendlies against Spain on Saturday, and Sweden three days later at Wembley.

Glen Johnson returns to the England squad while Stewart Downing also makes the squad. However, Aston Villa‘s Gabriel Agbonlahor has also returned to the squad at the expense of Andy Carroll.

Rodolfo Borrell’s Reserves

reinaToday we’re moving away from the Liverpool first team news as Rodolfo Borrell’s Liverpool Reserve team are in action tonight (Monday) as we travel to Blackburn Rovers, a match that you can watch live on LFC TV and LFC TV Online!

Borrell’s team go into todays game in confident mood having won our last two games against Chelsea and Bolton. So far, due to the NextGen series, our Reserves have only played 4 games in the league this season, winning just the 2 games and losing to Swansea and Newcastle.

Meanwhile, Blackburn Rovers Reserves are still searching for their first win of the season after last week’s disappointing 2-0 loss at Sunderland.

In this morning Melwood Today edition, we take a quick look at the Reserve Team Results, Appearances and Goals stats so far this season….


Reserve Team Results (League and NextGen)

17th August:   Liverpool Reserves 0 – 3 Sporting Lisbon (NextGen Series)

31st August:   Swansea 2 – 1 Liverpool Reserves (League)

7th September:   Molde 0 – 4 Liverpool Reserves (NextGen Series)

14th September:   Liverpool Reserves 1 – 1 Wolfsburg (NextGen Series)

21st September:   Wolfsburg 2 – 0 Liverpool Reserves (NextGen Series)

29th September:   Liverpool Reserves 3 – 0 Molde (NextGen Series)

18th October:   Newcastle 3 – 2 Liverpool Reserves (League)

26th October:   Liverpool Reserves 3 – 1 Chelsea (League)

1st November:   Liverpool Reserves 3 – 1 Bolton (League)

Starlet of the season So far…

As we look forward to what promises to be an absorbing month of the Liverpool’s Reserve team campaign, we want to know who you think has been our best player for our “Reserve Team” so far this season… We may be only 4 months into the season but with the NextGen Series Group stages reaching its conclusion and also with us 4 games into the Reserve league campaign already this season it’s been an exciting season at reserve and youth level for Liverpool so far…

We’ve whittled the contenders down to 18 players, so take a look through the options below and then cast your vote for which Reserve Team player has stood out for you so far this season in our Barclays Premier Reserve League Northern Group games and our NextGen games

Have your say by voting in our online poll below….

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Liverpool’s Reserve Team Statistics

After 9 games (League and NextGen), only 3 players have featured in every Reserve game so far this season… Here we take a quick look at the Reserve team appearances and Goals stats…

Please note: Table includes both League games and our NextGen games…

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