In cheerful news that we all need in these dark and trying times, Liverpool’s U19s continued their terrific run with a 4-0 win against Sevilla on Wednesday. The Reds kicked off their UEFA Youth League campaign in style, with a brace from Curtis Jones and one each from Herbie Kane and Conor Masterson.
Steven Gerrard is understandably pretty chuffed with his new team’s performance on the whole.
“I couldn’t have asked for anything more really in terms of what the players gave the club and the game plan myself, Neil Critchley, and the staff asked them to carry out, and they took it out perfect,” Gerrard told the club’s official website.
“I thought we were very aggressive without the ball, we were very compact and difficult to play against.
“The energy, the pace and the quality we had on the break was fantastic to see and at the other end we kept a clean sheet. Our goalkeeper had to make a couple of good stops but I thought it was a terrific all-round performance.
“I bet you if you asked Sevilla’s players at the end of the game how that went they would say it was hell for them!”
The U19s will be headed to Moscow to face Spartak on September 26 next. After a win like this, where the Reds were able to completely dominate the flow of the game, building on the momentum is key.
“It’s early days,” Gerrard said, refusing . “All it is at the moment is it’s a very good start, a very positive clean sheet, and we are scoring goals heavily.
“The challenge now for the players is can we build on it, can we take all the positives from this one into our next game?”