Hello and Welcome to Kirkby Revisited, a show where I review all the latest news from Liverpool’s Acaedmy from the past. Some articles may be long, some articles may be short, it all depends on what has happened in that week!
Under 18s beat Reading
Neil Critchley’s Liverpool Under 18s cruised to a 4-2 win over Reading in blustering conditions at Reading Academy on Saturday, a ground that I spent some of my youth playing there. A brace from Wales International Harry Wilson and goals from Daniel Trickett-Smith and Alex O’Hanlon ensured that the Reds leave the south with all 3 points and they look to be way on their way after a shaky start to the season. They are next in action this Saturday, when they host Stoke Under 18s.
LFC XI: Crump, Randall, Cleary, Williams, Maguire, Chirivella, Wilson, Phillips, Sinclair, Trickett-Smith, Ojo.
Under 21s win 7 goal thriller
Alex Inglethorpe’s Under 21s narrowly secured all 3 points at Middlesbrough on Monday night, despite leading 3-0 at half time. Rare goals from midfield pairing Jordan Rossiter and Craig Roddan and another two from Joao Teixeira made sure that the Under 21s pick up all 3 points and rise to 3rd in the Under 21 league. A special mention has to go to Jordon Ibe though, who picked up 4 assists in the victory and staked his claim for a first team appearance on Saturday.
LFC XI: Ward, Kelly, Smith, Jones, Ilori, Roddan, Ibe, Rossiter, Ngoo, Brannagan, Teixeira.
Ibe and Sterling to go on loan?
It emerged last night that Liverpool will allow teenage wingers Raheem Sterling and Jordon Ibe to go out on loan in January, if the Reds are to find a replacement in the transfer window. A loan move to the Championship would be beneficial to both Sterling and Ibe and many fans, like myself hopes that they will have success on their loan spells, if they go out on loan.Liverpool Duo earn England call-ups
Liverpool Under 16 players Trent Arnold and Herbie Kane earned a call up to the England Under 16 squad for their Victory Shield match against Northern Ireland. Arnold and Kane were both part of the Liverpool side who finished in the top 4 in the Milk Cup in August 2013,and will be coming up against County Antrim players, the team that defeated Liverpool when they play Northern Ireland. Trent Arnold is a centre half turned right back, whereas Kane is a centre midfielder.
FA Youth Cup Draw Made
The 2nd round draw for the FA Youth Cup was made today, where last season’s semi finalists Liverpool will travel to Blackpool, as they look to go one better this year and become finalists.
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