Liverpool went in at half-time v Aston Villa 4-0 down, but were probably the better team in the opening 45 minutes at Villa Park.
They had more of the ball, more shots and more passes but every time the older side got the ball in our half, they engineered a goal.
The backline could have done better on a few occasions, but is that really a surprise? Their average age is 19 and a handful could be in school tomorrow!
Harvey Elliott was likely the pick of the bunch, with Pedro Chirivella and Isaac Christie-Davies also doing well in midfield.
The FA have a lot to answer for in fairness, but Jurgen Klopp will be as proud of the young lads as the fans were online.
The manner in which they kept the ball and controlled possession, away from home, deserves congratulating – and the goals we conceded will simply be a good lesson for the future.
You could see Harvey Elliot as the Liverpool number 7
— John O Sullivan (@Corballyred) December 17, 2019
#bbcfootball young liverpool lads playing really well, a bit shaky at the back but all in all really proud of them
— Paul Williams (@PaulWil75526447) December 17, 2019
Liverpool still proud of the team in spite of the FA making it very difficult for us . Common sense would tell you that you can't be in two places at once.
— Patrick Rahilly (@rahilly_patrick) December 17, 2019
An unjust half time score. Those Liverpool kids are doing their club proud. #AVLLIV
— mike kerslake (@mikekerslake1) December 17, 2019
Proud of my young ones. Playing for Liverpool FC doing there families proud. Whilst some there age are on road .
— We've Won It 6 Times🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@MideyChowdhry) December 17, 2019
— Niklas (@niklas_brassat) December 17, 2019
So proud of each and every one of those Liverpool players on that pitch tonight. What were you doing at their age?
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinYNWA) December 17, 2019
Last time Aston Villa won a cup, none of the Liverpool team were even born! Proud as fuck in the way we’ve played here regardless of the score line! ❤️👏🏼
— Phil LFC ⚽️🔴 (@PhilipLFC22) December 17, 2019
— Ishaan Singh (@ishaan_singh15) December 17, 2019