Monday night’s mini-derby saw Liverpool U23s winger Sheyi Ojo not only help his team to an impressive win but also get himself a much-needed goal.
The youngster has endured a difficult season for the Reds, having failed to make more than two senior appearances whilst watching other youth teammates make a name for themselves in the first team.
Ojo, however, was able to finish an injury-stricken campaign in style as Liverpool’s second string side beat their city rivals and eventual champions in their final Premier League 2 game of the season.
His goal came in the sixth minute when he took full advantage of some excellent high pressing from captain Harry Wilson that saw him pick up a loose ball inside the Everton penalty area before firing home a crisp right-footed strike.
A moment that promises to give the youngster a significant confidence boost and one that he can look to build on during the pre-season as he strives to prove himself to Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool’s lack of natural width and pace is something Ojo will feel he has the chance to exploit and something that will give him good reason to believe he still has a great chance of earning some minutes under Klopp next season- if he can stay fit.
Teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold contributed Liverpool’s second goal with a fierce strike close to the hour mark to finish off Marko Grujic’s strong run from midfield.
— lfcstuff (@stuffIfc) May 8, 2017