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Harry Wilson apparently scores in first minute for u23s. Wonder what it would take to get him a few minutes with the seniors. Probably won't happen with the loss in the cup. Not a surprise that the echo was running a story that says Wilson may get loaned out now in Jan now where out.
 

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First half hat trick for Wilson, leading 3-2.

Grujic, Ejaria and Markovic have been little more than passengers whilst Wilson, Brewster and Woodburn have been pulling all the strings. Brewster has hit the post and the bar.

Team is
Kelleher; Virtue, Phillips, Jones, Whelan; Grujic, Ejaria, Woodburn; Markovic, Wilson, Brewster.

Subs: Atherton; Masterson, Johnston, Dhanda; Brannagan
 
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Jones is looking good for a 16 year old, does seem to hold on to the ball too long but has some skill and knows how to finish.
There was a bit of frustration about that with him last Saturday against Middlesbrough. Gerrard kept shouting "2 touch" and the whole team would try to play 2 touch football.... until it reached Jones who would run with it. Eventually got subbed off and had a poor game overall - he is definitely a free spirit and can influence a game greatly but in-game discipline will never be his strong suit!
 

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There was a bit of frustration about that with him last Saturday against Middlesbrough. Gerrard kept shouting "2 touch" and the whole team would try to play 2 touch football.... until it reached Jones who would run with it. Eventually got subbed off and had a poor game overall - he is definitely a free spirit and can influence a game greatly but in-game discipline will never be his strong suit!
A bit like his coach's younger self!
 

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Jones looks like a bit of a diva and he's very, very cocky. Certainly an excellent player though, touch of Dele Alli about him. Would be surprised if he wasn't with the first team for the next pre season.
 

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There was a bit of frustration about that with him last Saturday against Middlesbrough. Gerrard kept shouting "2 touch" and the whole team would try to play 2 touch football.... until it reached Jones who would run with it. Eventually got subbed off and had a poor game overall - he is definitely a free spirit and can influence a game greatly but in-game discipline will never be his strong suit!
Thanks for your insights and from highlights of the games I've seen he does come across as you say. If he can develop his awareness of others around him and listen to the coaches he could be one to watch.
 

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U19s v Spartak Moscow

Grabara
Coyle Masterson Johnston Lewis
Kane Jones Tagseth
Brewster Millar Woodburn

Atherton; Williams, Hunter, Glatzel, Camacho, Adekanye, McAuley
 

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1-1 at half time. Rudenko equalised with a free kick.

Been a strange game, very little structure or quality. Perhaps similar to what we will see tonight.
 

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Losing 2-1 now.

Referee has managed to turn a game without any bad tackles in it into a card-a-thon. Both sides are getting booked for the slightest thing.

Straight red for Masterson now too. He brought down a Spartak striker in a pretty routine tackle and was shown a straight red. (I think he was on a yellow anyway but referee did not indicate a second yellow card)
 

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Finished 2-1. Bad performance by Liverpool - both teams were pretty shit.
 



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I thought Spartak looked a decent side. Certainly better than us on the day. They were well organised and competitive at the back and went forward with quick forward passing. They won more than their share of 50/50 tackles and were far more direct than we were. We have to many players with restricted passing ranges due to being one footed
To be fair to our lads they did look as if they were a bit jaded by the journey and never showed the flair and sharp edge that they have done in league games. I know they have all performed better than they have today but the amount of tackles lost is a concern. If Mastersons sending off is considered a straight red we are struggling for a CB for the next 3 Euro games.
The fact that Spartak lost to Maribor does not auger well for our knock out stage chances.