Liverpool have one of the strongest academy setups in the country. The Reds have produced some of the English game’s biggest talents down the years, from Ballon d’Or winning Michael Owen to club legend Steven Gerrard, most recently Trent Alexander-Arnold rose through the ranks. The current crop of under-18s are in fine form. During a strong 5-0 win at the weekend, Dominic Corness netted twice directly from a corner.

During a strong 5-0 win at the weekend, Dominic Corness netted twice directly from a corner.

During a strong 5-0 win at the weekend, Dominic Corness netted twice directly from a corner. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Thumping victory for youth side

This weekend the Liverpool U18s took on Stoke City’s U18s.

The Reds ran out convincing 5-0 winners over the visitors, dominating the game throughout.

Layton Stewart netted a superb hat-trick; he cleverly turned his defender and chipped the keeper for the first, slotted home a penalty for the second and curled one into the top corner from 20 yards out for his third.

However, the most incredible goals of the game were scored by Dominic Corness.

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Corness Corners

Dominic Corness scored direct from a corner twice in the same game at the weekend.

The centre midfielder had an excellent game with his set piece ability thoroughly on show.

For the first goal he whipped the ball in and found the far post which deflected the ball into the net.

His second goal was flapped at by the keeper but he was unable to stop it from going in.

You don’t often see a goal direct from a corner, I can’t think I’ve ever heard of it happening twice in one game.

What RTK has to say

Sure, it was an incredibly windy day.

However, we won’t be taking anything away from Corness, even though he likely wasn’t trying to score on either occasion.

These two goals are testament to the youngster’s ability to whip a ball though. He manages to whip in his set pieces with such curl and venom that they are incredibly hard to deal with.

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