By Scott Taylor
Harry Wilson scored twice as Liverpool U23s bounced back from their heavy defeat to Southampton with a 2-1 victory over Danish side Odense BK. Wilson opened the scoring for Michael Beale’s side three minutes before half-time converting his third goal of the season from the penalty pot.The U23s captain then scored his and Liverpool’s second of the game in the 49th minute when Brooks Lennon unselfishly passed it to Wilson to tap into an empty net.
Jacob Barrett pulled a goal back for the hosts three minutes later, but Caoimhin Kelleher and the Liverpool defence stayed firm and hold onto a morale-boosting victory.
Beale’s young Reds were coming up against a side, who were unbeaten in the Danish Superliga this season, winning one and drawing four of their opening five games.
Despite this, Liverpool performed well and their pressure was rewarded when Ben Woodburn was fouled inside the area after a superb counter-attack from an Odense attack.
Wilson then continued to make the headlines firing his side ahead to head into half-time with the upper hand.
Liverpool started the first half just like they ended the second half, as Woodburn again started the move in which Welsh winger Wilson converted to give the Reds the upper hand.
After Barrett got his side back into the game almost immediately, Liverpool had chances to put the game out of sight, but Wilson and summer signing Rafael Camacho failed to convert.
Odense threatened an equaliser, but young Irish goalkeeper Kelleher was superb to give the Reds all three points to end their trip to Denmark on a positive.
Liverpool U23s are next in Premier League 2 action on Monday 22nd August when they travel to Aldershot Town FC to face Chelsea, with a strong crowd expected.
Liverpool U23s: Kelleher; Whelan, N.Phillips, Maguire (Lewis 70’), Juanma (Garton 80’); Virtue, Williams (A.Phillips 60’); Wilson, Woodburn (Camacho 70’), Hart; Lennon.