Liverpool U18s displayed resilience and skill in a commanding 5-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers at the Kirkby Academy. The young Reds showcased their capabilities with Keyrol Figueroa and Kareem Ahmed finding the net to provide a strong start.
Blackburn Rovers fought back valiantly, with Patrik Farkas reducing the deficit and coming close to leveling the score multiple times early in the second half. However, Liverpool managed to weather the storm and eventually dominated the game with goals from Trent Kone-Doherty and a brace from Kieran Morrison.
The match began with Liverpool U18s showing early promise, with Cody Pennington’s deflected shot and Lucas Pitt‘s header threatening Blackburn’s defense. The visitors, on the other hand, capitalized on the break with Kornel Misciur making crucial saves to deny their attempts.
Liverpool broke the deadlock with a well-crafted move culminating in Keyrol Figueroa’s headed goal. Blackburn had a goal disallowed, and Liverpool extended their lead with Kareem Ahmed slotting in the second. The first half showcased both teams’ attacking intent.
After the break, Blackburn surged forward and quickly scored through Patrik Farkas, nearly equalizing with shots hitting the post. Zack Stritch and Joseph Boggan also threatened Liverpool’s defense, but Trent Kone-Doherty’s goal restored their lead.
Kieran Morrison then sealed the victory with two goals, including a stunning free-kick. The match saw notable performances from key players like Michael Laffey, Cody Pennington, and the resilient Kieran Morrison.
Liverpool’s U18s will look to continue their winning streak as they face Manchester City in their upcoming home fixture at the Kirkby Academy.
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