Liverpool Under-18s ended the 2014/15 season with a 3-0 defeat to Reading at the Kirkby Academy on Saturday morning.

After Ovie Ejaria and Callum Nicholas both missed chances, Neil Critchley’s soon were punished when Sam Smith fired beyond the reach of Owen Wheeler to put the Royals ahead.

The visitors then doubled their lead 15 minutes from time, when Conor Davis was on the end of a good counter-attacking move from the Championship side.

The scoring was rounded off soon after, Josh Barrett scoring Reading’s third after a mix-up from the Reds defence.

Liverpool XI: Wheeler; Lewis (Griffin), Virtue, Parker, Brewitt; Whyte (Dobie), Madger Gomes, Nicholas, Toni Gomes; Ejaria, Dhanda (Watts).