Liverpool’s youngsters showed they have a knack for late goals just like our senior side. Welsh youth international Owen Beck was the hero as the Reds U18s beat Southampton 3-2 this weekend.
The 17-year-old left-back scored a dramatic stoppage time winner on the South Coast.
Despite the victor,y Liverpool U18s failed to advance from the Premier League cup group stage, finishing runners-up in Group D to Manchester City.
Barry Lewtas named a much-changed side and they impressed against the Saints youth side. The Reds fought back from 2-1 down to win and end a run of three straight defeats.
The young Reds took the lead after 21 minutes courtesy of Tyler Morton. However, two Southampton goals had the Reds facing the prospect of a fourth straight defeat.
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Max Woltman continued his fine goal scoring form to get Liverpool back on level terms after 69 minutes.
The young Reds continued to push for a winner but seemed set for a draw before Owen Beck popped up with a 92nd-minute winner.
Barry Lewtas was pleased with his side’s efforts. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, he said. “Fair play to the boys and they did ever so well.
“We had some very young lads out there and they have had a tough few weeks but they gave it absolutely everything and deserved the win.
“We pushed hard, we dug in, created lots of chances and showed plenty of personality and character.
“Owen played really well and it was great to see him push forward from left-back to get the winner.”