- Ovie Ejaria scores stunning solo goal
- Liverpool U23s come from behind to beat Newcastle
- Rhian Brewster returns to action
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Ovie Ejaria produced a moment of class to secure a 2-1 win for Liverpool U23s against Newcastle on Friday night.
The midfielder orchestrated an intricate attacking move from his own half before ending up in the opposition penalty area and eventually finding the back of the net.
Having played a one-two with substitute Liam Millar, Ejaria exchanged passes with the Canadian again before gliding past one defender and the goalkeeper and slotting home.
The No.10’s sublime skill and winner served as a partial response to the expectations of more goals and assists from him this season.
It completed an impressive turnaround after Matty Virtue had pounced on a loose ball in the box to equalise for the Reds and cancel out Callum Roberts’ opener.
Ejaria has been a prominent figure in Neil Critchley’s side this season, somewhat thriving in the advanced role he has adopted.
Notable improvement has seen him consolidate his place high on the list of those striving to reap the benefits of Jurgen Klopp’s attention to youth development.
The World Cup winner returns
Alongside the 19-year-old on that list is Rhian Brewster, who returned to action on Friday to make his first appearance since winning the U17 World Cup with England.
The striker claimed the Golden Boot in India after scoring eight goals in six games- including consecutive hat-tricks in the lead up to the final.
Brewster missed the lap of honour prior to England’s friendly against Germany at Wembley to take part in the game against Newcastle.