Everton U23s 1-3 Liverpool U23s
Premier League 2, Merseyrail Community Stadium
April 16, 2018
Goals: Solanke pen 22′, Gibson OG 26′, Phillips 70′, Sambou 82′
Neil Critchley’s side took on their seventh-placed local rivals at Merseyrail Community Stadium, well aware that a win would keep them in the hunt for glory on the 22nd and final matchday of the season later this month.
There were seven changes in total from the team that drew 1-1 with Arsenal in their most recent fixture, on April 6.
- Dominic Solanke starts for Neil Critchley’s U23s
- Ben Woodburn, Rafa Camacho and Curtis Jones also named in starting lineup
- Solanke penalty gives Liverpool the lead; Gibson own goal makes it 2-0
- Captain Nat Phillips adds a third from close range; Sambou nets consolation for the hosts
- Comfortable victory takes Reds into second place in Premier League 2
- Title hopes still alive with one game to play
Josh Bowler hit the woodwork early on for Everton, and it seemed to jolt Liverpool into gear, with Jones looking lively in…