Liverpool U23s 5-0 Southampton U23s
Premier League 2, Kirkby
January 13, 2020
Goals: Elliott 3′, Hardy 15′, 43′, Jones 87′, Millar 88′
It was Elliott who got Neil Critchley‘s side off to a flying start, opening the scoring by slotting home from Chrivella’s ball over the top.
The home side were dominant and Hardy, signed from Brentford earlier this month, got his first goal in a Liverpool shirt after good link-up play between Elliott and Jones.
Liverpool were completely controlling the game and Jones hit the bar with a good strike, then Larouci rifled over from distance.
And the dominance was underlined before half-time with Hardy’s second goal, another tidy finish from Jones’ assist.
The second half saw fewer goals until the closing stages when a quick-fire double made the scoreline 5-0.
Liverpool added a fourth when Jones scored with a lovely finish from the edge of the box for his 15th goal of the season in all competitions.
At right-back, Williams put in another impressive showing and he assisted returning loanee Liam Millar for the fifth goal.
Interestingly, Ki-Jana Hoever was among the subs, with Williams now firmly ahead of the young Dutchman at right-back.
It was a supremely comfortable performance from the Reds’ youngsters, arguably their best of the season so far.
TIA Man of the Match: Curtis Jones
Liverpool U23s: Winterbottom; Williams, Boyes, Van den Berg, Larouci; Chirivella, Clarkson, Cain; Elliott, Jones, Hardy (Millar 64′)
Subs not used: Atherton, Hoever, Gallacher, Dixon-Bonner
Next Match: Wigan (A) – Premier League Cup – Friday, Jan 17, 7pm (GMT)