Liverpool U23 boss Neil Critchley has praised the performances of summer arrivals Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg after they made their first appearances for the Reds last night.
The game was between the Reds’ U21 side and Oldham Athletic’s senior team, so it was a big test for the young players, but they all did well and could easily have won the match on another day.
The Reds bossed the second half but couldn’t find a winner, before Oldham clinically went in front.
Elliott scored his first goal for the club in the first half – which you can watch by clicking here – while Van den Berg impressed on the ball at centre-back.
Reds fans were particularly impressed with the 16-year-old former Fulham winger, who was very direct and confident on his debut.
Via the Evening Standard, Critchley said: “Sepp was very cool and calm on the ball and I thought he defended really well. He looked really assured in everything that he did.
“Harvey showed what he was about when he was on the ball, and when we got him the ball. He took his goal really well. I was really pleased to see them both playing and they acquitted themselves well.
“It will be game by game as to whether we can select them again.”