There was some great football on show, most notably in the earlier months, with Academy Player of the Year Harry Wilson shining particularly bright.
This is set to be a new-look U23s side, however, with Wilson and Ben Woodburn on loan to Derby County and Sheffield United respectively, and others also moving on, such as Yan Dhanda.
Given his superb pre-season performances, it may be that the 17-year-old features less regularly for the U23s and U18s this season.
Adam Lewis, Neco Williams and Glen McAuley are three players set to feature prominently after being promoted permanently from the U18s, however, while the likes of George Johnston and Bobby Adekanye should catch the eye.
It all got underway for Critchley and his players last Friday as Liverpool and Brighton played out a forgettable goalless draw at the AMEX Elite Football Performance Centre.
On Friday, it’s time for the Reds’ opening home encounter of 2018/19, as Tottenham make the trip north to Anfield—a rare U23s outing at the world-famous ground.
The club have announced their ticket prices ahead of the game, with the occasion a very affordable one for those keen to attend:
Liverpool U23s vs. Tottenham U23s – Tickets
- Adults – £3
- Over 65s, young adults and juniors – £1
Tickets can be purchased online here but only until 1pm (BST) on Wednesday, August 15—you can also buy them from the ticket office until 5pm on the day of the game (August 17).
It will be a great opportunity to see how Liverpool’s young players fare, as they aim to go one better than last season.
Spurs finished ninth in 2017/18 so the Reds will be firm favourites to pick up their first win of the campaign.