The UEFA Youth League will take place this year for the first time since its early curtailment in 2020, with the Reds among 64 sides involved.
Each game will take place on the afternoon of the first team’s clash, with the young Reds taking on Milan at Kirkby on Wednesday, kicking off at 1pm.
UEFA Youth League fixtures
- AC Milan (H) – September 15, 1pm
- Porto (A) – September 28, 2.30pm
- Atletico Madrid (A) – October 19, 3pm
- Atletico Madrid (H) – November 3, 3pm
- Porto (H) – November 24, 2pm
- AC Milan (A) – December 7, 1.30pm
* All times UK.
Barry Lewtas and Marc Bridge-Wilkinson, under-23s and under-18s managers respectively, will share the dugout, likely to be supported by academy director Alex Inglethorpe.
Elliott has been registered but was unlikely to play even prior to his ankle injury, but the likes of Billy Koumetio, James Balagizi, Mateusz Musialowski, Conor Bradley, Owen Beck, Tyler Morton and Melkamu Frauendorf stand out as high-profile inclusions.
New signing Bobby Clark is also registered, along with a trio of familiar names in Keyrol Figueroa, Lewis Koumas and Jayden Danns, whose fathers were also Premier League players.
There is no place in the squad for Layton Stewart, who is still recovering from an ACL injury, but midfielder Tom Hill is included having not been in action since knee surgery a year ago.
It remains to be seen who will captain the side, but centre-back Jarell Quansah wore the captain’s armband for Bridge-Wilkinson’s U18s last season.
Striker Fidel O’Rourke and midfielder Luca Stephenson are other candidates, but neither is likely to be a first-choice starter given the competition for places.
Liverpool’s UEFA Youth League squad
Goalkeepers: Harvey Davies, Fabian Mrozek, Luke Hewitson
Defenders: Billy Koumetio, Jarell Quansah, Lee Jonas, Terence Miles, Stefan Bajcetic, Conor Bradley, Owen Beck, Luke Chambers, Sean Wilson, James Norris, Calum Scanlon, Josh Davidson, Wellity Omoruyi, Keyrol Figueroa
Midfielders: Harvey Elliott, Tyler Morton, Dominic Corness, James Balagizi, Melkamu Frauendorf, Tom Hill, Luca Stephenson, Isaac Mabaya, James McConnell, Lewis Koumas, Kyle Kelly, Nathan Giblin, Michael Laffey