It’s not often that you see Liverpool on the wrong end of a thrashing, but that’s exactly what happened last night. The Reds’ U23 side hosted Villarreal’s U23s in their Premier League International Cup opener and were blasted 7-0 by the Spaniards.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 21, 2018
You can forgive the supporters for wanting to give this match report a miss, but those brave Reds who are going to have a read can find it on the Liverpool website. Supporters shouldn’t allow themselves to get too downbeat over this heavy defeat, after all, the U23s boss Neil Critchley having to make eight changes to his regular side as his players have dropped like flies with injuries and international commitments.
It’s always hard to take a thumping like the one that Villarreal gave the Reds, but the fans will have to take heart from the fact that it was a much changed, inexperienced side they put out and that when the next game in the Premier League International Cup comes around they’ll have more of their regulars available to face Hoffenheim’s U23s, although goal difference could now play a bit of a factor after such a heavy defeat in their opener.
You can read The Kopites’ verdict on their crushing defeat here:
Close game could’ve gone either way
— ᒍ (@Teelemans) November 21, 2018
— Matthew Lumby (@MatthewLumby) November 21, 2018
The wrong side of a seven goal thriller, basically.
— Ray Kelly (@rjkelly75) November 21, 2018
— Eathen.. (@Eathen_1892) November 21, 2018
U23s have struggled since Michael Garrity left the club
— David Oneill (@DavidOn02853041) November 21, 2018
Defeated is bit of an understatement. Embarrassed might be a better word.
— billzeebub (@billlycurrr) November 21, 2018
Should have quit at 5
— Archie (@ArchiieLFC) November 21, 2018
Y'all shouldn't have updated us.
Should have kept it undercover
— Dayo (@D1juny) November 21, 2018
The Reds will be hoping their young side can get back to winning ways next time out and will be eager to put this loss behind them.
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