Liverpool’s reserves replicated the Club’s first-team with an impressive but goalless draw against rivals Everton in the mini-derby on Tuesday afternoon.
A youthful Reds’ side featuring only one player with first-team experience – forward Nathan Eccleston – played some great football against an experienced Blues’ side featuring eight players with first-team experience and several internationals – Phil Jagielka, Jack Rodwell, Seamus Coleman, James McFadden and Leon Osman.
Rodolfo Borrell’s side seemed to benefit from playing on a good quality pitch, with the venue being Goodison Park. Seventeen year-old winger Raheem Sterling hit the post and was impressive throughout, as was Spanish attacker Suso.
The whole side were a credit to LFC and showed signs of why there are such high hopes for the future with the talent coming from the academy and under the stewardship of Borrell.
Suso tweeted after the match “Really happy from the perfomance 2day. Unlucky we couldnt finish all this chances..but looking forward for Ajax’s game” — referencing the NextGen semi-final with Ajax next Wednesday.
The future’s bright.
Liverpool reserves: Jones, McLaughlin, Mendy, Sama, Wisdom, Coady, Suso, Roberts, Eccleston, Adorjan, Sterling.
Subs unused: McGiveron, Ward, Roddan, Morgan, Ngoo.
Everton reserves: Mucha, Browning, Touray, Rodwell, Duffy, Jagielka, McFadden, Barkley, Anichebe, Osman, Coleman.