Liverpool’s U23s cruised to a 6-2 victory away to Tottenham‘s U23s on Monday evening, with the Reds 4-0 up by half-time.
Tottenham U23s 2-6 Liverpool U23s
Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, September 19, 2016
Having taken apart Leicester City 4-0 in their last outing on September 11, just as the Liverpool first-team had a day earlier, Michael Beale’s side took on Spurs at Stevenage’s Lamex Stadium.
- Liverpool 3-0 up after just 8 minutes
- Woodburn’s rich vein of form continues
- No Ings suggests involvement at Derby on Tuesday
- Brannagan at the double
Liverpool made a remarkable start to proceedings, scoring three times in the opening eight minutes.
Harry Wilson opened the scoring from close-range, before Woodburn showed good strength and finished well to add a second, further outlining his vast potential. Cameron Brannagan then slotted home the third.
After what must have like some welcome respite for the hosts, Liverpool got a fourth in the 33rd minute, courtesy of a superb 25-yard effort from Trent Alexander-Arnold.
11 minutes into the second-half, Spurs gave the scoreline a minor bit of parity through Marcus Edwards, but it was about all they could muster.
With 10 minutes remaining, Brannagan made it 5-1, with the midfielder firing into the top corner to get his second goal of the evening.
The icing on the cake was then delivered by substitute Brooks Lennon, in what was an absolutely emphatic display from Beale’s men.
Loft added a penalty for the home side deep in stoppage time but nothing could take the shine off the young Reds’ emphatic victory.
It is now three wins on the bounce for the Reds’ youngsters – four if you include the 6-1 friendly win over Qatar last Wednesday – who are going from strength to strength as the season progresses.
Liverpool U23s: Grabara, Alexander-Arnold, Maguire (Juanma 86), Ilori, Whelan, Stewart, Wilson (c), Virtue (A Phillips 58), T Gomes (Lennon 72), Brannagan, Woodburn.
Subs not used: Brewitt, Firth.
Next Match: Sunderland – (home, Sunday 25th September)