Liverpool U21s file first EVER win in EFL Trophy – thirteenth time fortunate!


Liverpool under-21s beat League Two facet Morecambe within the EFL Trophy – to realize the Reds’ first ever win within the event!

Morecambe 0-3 Liverpool U21s

EFL Trophy (1)
Mazuma Stadium

Targets: Musialowski 13′, Scanlon 28, Clark 39′

The EFL Trophy pits Premier League under-21 sides towards groups from the English Soccer League, with Liverpool starting their entry into the event in 2019.

In 12 earlier fixtures within the competitors, the Reds had suffered 11 defeats – together with a number of heavy losses towards first-team Soccer League sides.

Nevertheless it was thirteenth time fortunate for the younger Reds facet who travelled to Morecambe on Tuesday night time, racing into the lead because of first half targets from Mateusz Musialowski, Calum Scanlon and Bobby Clark.

Pre-match, it was Clark’s inclusion for the U21s that was the speaking level, which means that he is not going to journey to Austria as a part of the Europa League squad on Wednesday.

One other who could also be in with an opportunity of a Europa look this season is Melkamu Frauendorf, who featured in pre-season for Klopp’s facet.

So too did left-back Scanlon, who slotted the second objective on the night time after good work by Frauendorf on the precise.

Frauendorf additionally assisted Musialowski’s opener, on a powerful night time for the German winger.

Barry Lewtas‘ facet got here underneath some strain from the hosts within the second half however defended effectively to see out what was an excellent night time for the younger Reds.

Liverpool face Barrow (League Two) and Blackpool (League One) within the different group video games, with a date but to be decided for the match towards the Seasiders.

The highest two within the group progress to the knockout rounds, with an eventual closing subsequent April – though no Premier League academy facet has but to make it to the ultimate.

Liverpool Below-21s: Pitaluga; Miles, Pinnington, Chambers, Scanlon; Davidson, McConnell, Hill; Frauendorf, Clark, Musialowski

Subs: Kelly, Jonas, Spearing, Pilling, Kone-Doherty, Danns, Koumas

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