Rhian Brewster braces for lift-off after helping Liverpool hit Tranmere for six


This post is by Andy Hunter at Prenton Park from Football | The Guardian


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




• Tranmere 0-6 Liverpool
• Youngster scores twice in traditional friendly at Prenton Park

Forty days since becoming champions of Europe for a sixth time, and minus most of the talent that landed the prize in Madrid, Liverpool returned to action in the more earthy setting of Tranmere’s Prenton Park. Divock Origi was off the bench and on the scoresheet once again but it was the youngster Rhian Brewster who revelled in a first senior start under Jürgen Klopp to suggest he is ready to make up for lost time.

Related: Divock Origi signs Liverpool contract to complete turnaround

Continue reading…

Liverpool knock rivals Manchester United out of Uefa Youth League


This post is by Andy Hunter at Prenton Park from Football | The Guardian


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




• Coach Steven Gerrard gets better of opposite number Nicky Butt
• Ben Woodburn on target as 2-0 win puts Liverpool in quarter-final

Old rivalries die hard or, as the reactions of Steven Gerrard and Nicky Butt to a Rafael Camacho goal showed, not at all when it comes to Liverpool versus Manchester United. Gerrard sprung from the bench, punching the air Klopp-like, when the Liverpool substitute swept his team into the Uefa Youth League quarter-finals. Butt, another veteran of the Premier League’s fiercest rivalry turned youth team coach, turned his back on Liverpool’s celebrations and kicked the ground. Defeat in fixtures between the two club never gets easier.

Liverpool were deserving winners of a last‑16 tie their coach had described as requiring no extra motivation due to the nature of the opposition. Gerrard was addressing his players but may well have been speaking from within when he admitted: “The Continue reading “Liverpool knock rivals Manchester United out of Uefa Youth League”