Danny Ings once again to took the chance to impress his credentials on Jurgen Klopp as he bagged two goals in the U23s’ easy 3-0 win over Sunderland.
Trent Alexander-Arnold scored the other.
Both Ings’ goals came after the break. The first came just after the restart when he thumped in from close range, and the second arrived via a spectacular diving header midway through the half.
Alexander-Arnold crashed his shot in at the near post with 15 minutes remaining.
It was a great win for the side. Sunderland’s senior side might be struggling in the league, but their youth side is flying and would have gone top of the table with a win.
According to the Echo, Kevin Stewart, captain Harry Wilson on the right wing, and the central defensive pairing of Corey Whelan and Tiago Ilori all turned in exceptional performances.
LIVERPOOL U23s: Grabara, Alexander-Arnold, Randall, Ilori (Brewitt 85), Whelan, Stewart, Wilson, Chirivella, Ings, Ejaria (Brannagan 72), Woodburn (Lennon 76). Subs: Lennon, Firth, Maguire.