Fighting like beavers.
- Mar 8, 2007
Isn't Varesanovic left footed?
He could well be. Only time I've ever seen him was warming up at half time in the Blackburn game on Saturday and I wasn't paying attention to notice his feet.Isn't Varesanovic left footed?
I'm pleasantly surprised to be honest, the technical ability all these kids have is just unreal. Williams was full of tricks as a right back for example.Really pleased with how the academy kids have done in League Cup so far. I was disappointed that they might go out because it would have deprived them of chances for first team football, in the short term at least, and I hope that FA or whichever governing body presides over the cup will find a solution for that quarter-final game to be played (no way they are going through to the semi-finals, not with the fixture congestion the club are facing but it will still be a good experience for them - and the probability of facing strong Man City, Man United or Everton sides is pretty high).
Credit to Klopp for starting Kelleher, the lad must have been buzzing before the game. Some great saves and two that unfortunately fell to Arsenal rather than Liverpool players. Neco Williams has always been decent in U18s but he surpassed my wildest expectations last night, a really positive perfomance from him overall. Elliott and Jones continue impressing, hopefully they stay fit and remain on this development curve, they look fearless. Only Van Den Berg looked a bit awestruck last night - and I'm yet to see which qualities got him into Liverpool's and Bayern's sights - but he's only seventeen, so there's plenty of time for him. He's got a great frame for a centre back, though, but he needs to add some agility to his game, he looked a bit slow on the turn last night.
Elliotts touch/passing let him down but his movement and vision is so far ahead of pretty much anyone else I've seen at that age.Have to say I was impressed with Jones when he came on and was really impressed with Williams throughout. Wasn't the best performance by Elliott but at 16 it's expected he still is a talent if he continues his development.
I hope they get to play another game in the cup, I was glad we kept the Anfield record going as well.
Klopp will be careful about replacing a vastly experienced player with a newbie, regardless of his talent but I guess that injuries have rendered Lallana a squad player and not much more... I had predicted a loan move for Jones and I was surprised that he didn't get one. Now I can see why, it seems that he's been putting in the hard yards and it showed in both League Cup games. No flashy moves, just pass and move, pass and move. He admitted in his recent interview that he took things for granted and that his behaviour wasn't the best - it seems that he's learned his lesson. I'm still not sure whether he should be coached into a wide player or a central one, he really impressed me last night, regardless of circumstances and competition.I'm pleasantly surprised to be honest, the technical ability all these kids have is just unreal. Williams was full of tricks as a right back for example.
You can clearly see how they take inspiration from the players in front of them. Brewster was hounding back all game winning the ball ala Firmino as another example.
Curtis Jones must be close to taking Lallana's spot in the squad.
I think the value of his coaching at present should mean that his experience from playing both centrally and wider will stand him in good stead.I'm still not sure whether he should be coached into a wide player or a central one, he really impressed me last night, regardless of circumstances and competition.
Somehow Leicester manage to show all of their U23s game live and free on their website. Even away games.That is prety pathetic. A club at our level cannot organise a European youth match to be televised !
With the "single camera" system that is often used for youth games these days I would have thought it would not be to big a challenge. Single camera is not great but is better than no camera.