By Scott Taylor
Liverpool’s youngsters had another busy week, even though both the U21s and the U18s did not play a game. That was because 13 of its players were on international duties, where there was goals, assists, red cards and clean sheets. Here’s how all the players got on:
Jordon Ibe was sent off for England U21s in their 1-1 draw with Switzerland as his form continues to be questioned. After replacing John Swift in the 27th minute, the Liverpool winger was booked in the 56th minute before receiving his second yellow in added time.
Danny Ward made his Wales debut when he came on at half-time in their 1-1 draw against Northern Ireland. Despite this, he was an unused substitute in the 1-0 defeat to Ukraine, and his appearance will be the first of many for his country.
Brad Smith continued to impress and was called up to the Australia side for the 7-0 win over Tajikistan, where he played 90 minutes. He then made a bigger impact in their 5-1 win over Jordan. The left-back’s throw in found Ikonomidis, who set up Luongo for the Socceroos’ fifth and final goal.
Sergi Canos started for Spain U19s and played the first half in their 1-1 draw with Georgia U19s in their UEFA U19 European Championship qualifier. He then came on as a 55th minute substitute for Spain U19s in their 2-0 defeat to England, and was an unused substitute in the 2-0 win over Greece.
Fellow winger Sheyi Ojo also featured for England U19s against Georgia and Greece. The former Wolves loanee started and played 60 minutes before he was replaced by Tammy Abraham in the 1-1 draw against Greece. However, he was booked in the fourth minute and then came on as a 79th minute substitute in the 2-1 win over Georgia.
Liverpool’s new signing Marko Grujic was called up to the Serbian national side for their games against Poland and Estonia, but did not feature, however, with recent performances to go by, he is debut is imminent.
Brooks Lennon grabbed an assist for USA U20s as they beat Monterrey 1-0 in the Dallas Cup. He set up the winner for Jeremy Ebobisse, and played 81 minutes before he was replaced by Josh Perez.
Another new recruit for the Reds, Kamil Grabara, kept a clean sheet for Poland U17s as they beat Montenegro 2-0. He then featured for the full 90 minutes as they lost 2-1 to Serbia.
Although he didn’t play any games, U21 midfielder Allan was called up to the Brazil U20s training camp after impressing for both Sint-Truiden and SJk on his loan spells.
Liverpool U18 forward Ben Woodburn enjoyed some game time for Wales U17s. After scoring in the 2-0 win over Croatia, he was substituted in the 72nd minute. He then played the full 90 minutes in the 1-0 defeats to Sweden and Portugal respectively.
Finally, Both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Herbie Kane started for England U18s as they beat the Republic Of Ireland 4-1 on Sunday. Kane played the entire 90 minutes whilst his Liverpool U18 team-mate Alexander-Arnold played 57 minutes before being replaced by Aston Villa’s Easah Suliman. He then played the full 90 minutes in the 3-2 win over Austria whilst Kane came on as a 65th minute substitute.