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Liverpool Youth Teams Thread

Nikola

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I didn't want to judge Jones on his appearance at Wolves in FA Cup as whole team looked disjointed and procedural but his MK Dons game looked quite the opposite. Calm, collected, economic with the ball, he never looked to do something unrealistic, he waged his chances against opponents and behaved accordingly. Maybe there was one situation where he could have played Keita (I think) in but other than that, he was good. Hopefully nothing comes of this League Cup expulsion and Liverpool go far in both domestic cups, so he, Hoever, Elliott and Brewster specifically can get more playing time. They could have done with an easier opponent at Anfield, though, but it wouldn't be Liverpool if cup draws were easy.

All four look to possess a healthy arrogance on the pitch, to put it that way. They like the ball, they play with their heads up and they are not selfish for most of the time. Klopp has cleared their path to the first team squad, so they know it's all in their hands. In my opinion, of all four, Brewster perhaps has the hardest job of all to impress as he's nothing like Firmino (then again, no one is, he's unique and that's it) and he'd probably have to play ahead of a more creative and settled midfield in order to make a proper contribution.
 

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I didn't want to judge Jones on his appearance at Wolves in FA Cup as whole team looked disjointed and procedural but his MK Dons game looked quite the opposite. Calm, collected, economic with the ball, he never looked to do something unrealistic, he waged his chances against opponents and behaved accordingly. Maybe there was one situation where he could have played Keita (I think) in but other than that, he was good. Hopefully nothing comes of this League Cup expulsion and Liverpool go far in both domestic cups, so he, Hoever, Elliott and Brewster specifically can get more playing time. They could have done with an easier opponent at Anfield, though, but it wouldn't be Liverpool if cup draws were easy.

All four look to possess a healthy arrogance on the pitch, to put it that way. They like the ball, they play with their heads up and they are not selfish for most of the time. Klopp has cleared their path to the first team squad, so they know it's all in their hands. In my opinion, of all four, Brewster perhaps has the hardest job of all to impress as he's nothing like Firmino (then again, no one is, he's unique and that's it) and he'd probably have to play ahead of a more creative and settled midfield in order to make a proper contribution.
With Jones I felt that he was good, but he did get lazy at points. I remember nearly screaming at one point when he didn't bother getting back onside, although Ox had a chance to play him in.
 

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U19s v Salzburg (UCL U19)

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Hoever VDBerg Boyes
Williams Dixon-Bonner Clarkson Larouci
Elliott Brewster Jones​

Subs
Winterbottom; Clayton, Koumetio, Norris, Longstaff, Stewart, O'Rourke
 

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U19s v Salzburg (UCL U19)

Ojrzynski
Hoever VDBerg Boyes
Williams Dixon-Bonner Clarkson Larouci
Elliott Brewster Jones​

Subs
Winterbottom; Clayton, Koumetio, Norris, Longstaff, Stewart, O'Rourke
Is Williams in midfield in a 3-4-3 or right back in a 4-3-3?

Have we lined up 3-4-3 often?
 

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Is Williams in midfield in a 3-4-3 or right back in a 4-3-3?

Have we lined up 3-4-3 often?
We have used it a couple of times in the last few games, I think as a reaction to how many goals we are conceding. It is fluid enough to shift back to a 433 with either Boyes or Hoever shuffling to LB but I doubt we will start like that.

The only other alternative would be for Hoever to playing at DM but I've never seen him do that for us and he would be stepping on Clarkson's toes as Clarkson plays that role normally and doesn't really suit being more advanced.
 

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2-1 Salzberg,looks like an OG by Van Den Berg,hit him off a corner.
 

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3-2 LFC Nico Williams and Curtis Jones scre in a 5min period,Nico Wiliams headed in at the back post off a Larouci cross from the left wing.Curtis jones curls one low into the bottom corner from outside the box.
 

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4-2 Brewster Penalty,Harvey Elliott brought down in the box.
 

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LFC 4 -2 Salzberg FT,great scoreline but slightly against the run of play from what i seen.
 

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LFC 4 -2 Salzberg FT,great scoreline but slightly against the run of play from what i seen.

Yeah Salzburg tired but they had put so much into that second half , were absolutely dominant for most of it. Great result but definitely fortuitous.
 

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U18s 6-1 Everton

Big away win after going a goal behind.

Ojrzynski
Walls Savage Koumetio Beck
Brookwell Clarkson Cain
Stewart O'Rourke Norris

Subs: Winterbottom; Quansah, Balagizi, Corness (used), Morton (used)

Goals: Clarkson, Cain, Stewart (x2), O'Rourke, Own Goal
 

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U18s 6-1 Everton

Big away win after going a goal behind.

Ojrzynski
Walls Savage Koumetio Beck
Brookwell Clarkson Cain
Stewart O'Rourke Norris

Subs: Winterbottom; Quansah, Balagizi, Corness (used), Morton (used)

Goals: Clarkson, Cain, Stewart (x2), O'Rourke, Own Goal
A bit surprised at the result. Watched the first half then had to go out so just watched the highlights. Great stuff.
 

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That Gelhardt kid scored two for Wigan against Liverpool U23s earlier today. There were some links with him in the aftermath of Duncan's departure (and presumably due to Glatzel's injury as well).
 

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Guardian article on the best up and coming talents in the PL. Layton Stewart is our 'one to watch':

They've done this since 2014 and got a decent track record of picking Liverpool players

2014: Adam Phillips
2015: Trent Alexander-Arnold
2016: Ben Woodburn
2017: Curtis Jones
2018: Niall Brookwell (odd one to pick imo)
 

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I've not even heard of Brookwell!
He's a solid, hard working midfielder who has just about become a regular at U18 level.

At this stage in his career he doesn't stand out compared to others in the age group.

I would have picked Billy Koumetio as our biggest talent in the 16/17 age group and I would have said Paul Glatzel over Brookwell for last year.
 

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Poor lad banned for speaking the truth. Fuck sakes. What next?
 

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His apology was detailed. Hope he learnt something here.

"I would just like to wholeheartedly apologise for any offence caused on the back of a video of me currently circulating on the internet.

"The video was taken whilst messing around with friends in a private environment and was not directed at any individual but I realise that my actions were both immature and senseless.

"I would like to stress that the contents of the video do not represent who I am as a person or how I've been brought up, and I am truly sorry."
 

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Clubs point via Melissa Reddy.

Reacting to the suspension, a Liverpool spokesperson said: "Harvey's apology was sincere, immediate and unequivocal. He has acknowledged privately and publicly his actions were wrong.

"Given his age when this indiscretion was committed -- in a private setting and prior to signing for us -- we will continue to work with Harvey on an educational basis as relates to his conduct.

"He has already demonstrated to us a willingness to learn and live up to the values and conduct expected of a Liverpool player."
 

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Jaysus Bernardo Silva must be bricking over his punishment so........oh wait no that was just casual racism the FA don't have too much of an issue there.
 

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Hopefully Harvey learns after this punishment. He doesn’t seem to be the brightest also, after seeing him arguing with trolls on his girlfriends Instagram comment section just there.