Liverpool’s U18s have a lot to live up to this season, with an FA Youth Cup to defend and more youngsters hoping to take the next step toward senior action.
Last season was an eventful one for Barry Lewtas and his players, mirroring the senior team to an extent.
Jurgen Klopp‘s team just missed out on the title but won a major cup and it was the same for the young Reds, as they pushed Derby County all the way for the U18 Premier League North title, eventually finishing second on goal difference—but enjoyed success in the FA Youth Cup.
Several members of that successful team are expected to step up into the U23s this season, including the free-scoring Bobby Duncan.
And it means new faces will get the chance to prove their worth in turn, starting on 10 August against Blackburn Rovers.
Other key dates for the youth include the first mini-derby of the season on 5 October away to Everton and a trip to last year’s table-toppers Derby on 7 December. The final game of the campaign will also be against Derby, at home on 25 April.
Home games take place at the Kirkby Academy.
The U18s will also participate in the FA Youth Cup, the Premier League Cup and in the UEFA Youth League as an U19 side.
Full U18s fixture list for 2019/20 Premier League North
Saturday 10 – Blackburn Rovers (A): 11am BST, at Blackburn Rovers Academy.
Saturday 17 – Stoke City (H): 11am, at Kirkby Academy.
Saturday 24 – Wolverhampton Wanderers (A): 12pm, at Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground.
Saturday 31 – Manchester United (H): 11am, at Kirkby Academy.
Saturday 14 – Manchester City (A): 11am, at City Football Academy.
Saturday 21 – Middlesbrough (H): 12.30pm, at Kirkby Academy.
Saturday 5 – Everton (A): 11am, at Finch Farm Training Complex.
Saturday 19 – Newcastle United (H): 1pm, at Kirkby Academy.
Saturday 9 – West Bromwich Albion (A): 11.30am GMT, at WBAFC Training Ground.
Saturday 30 – Sunderland (H): 12.30pm, at Kirkby Academy.
Saturday 7 – Derby County (A): 12pm, at Derby County Training Ground.
Saturday 4 – Blackburn Rovers (H): 11am, at Kirkby Academy.
Saturday 11 – Stoke City (A): 11am, at Clayton Wood Training Ground.
Saturday 18 – Manchester United (A): 11am, at Aon Training Complex.
Saturday 1 – Wolverhampton Wanderers (H): 12pm, at Kirkby Academy.
Saturday 22 – Manchester City (H): 11am at Kirkby Academy.
Saturday 29 – Middlesbrough (A): 11am, at MFC Training Ground.
Saturday 14 – Everton (H): 11am, at Kirkby Academy.
Saturday 21 – Newcastle United (A): 11am, at Newcastle United Training Ground.
Saturday 4 – West Bromwich Albion (H): 11.30am, at Kirkby Academy.
Saturday 18 – Sunderland (A): 11am, at Academy of Light.
Saturday 25 – Derby County (H): 12pm, at Kirkby Academy.
*All game dates and times subject to change.