Liverpool’s under-18s produced a superb performance to beat Arsenal in the FA Youth Cup.
The Young Reds once again demonstrated their attacking prowess with a 7-1 win over the Gunners at the AXA Training Centre.
Lewis Koumas scored a hat-trick to make it eight goals in 12 appearances this season. The 18-year-old, who is the son of former West Brom and Wigan midfielder Jason, was part of Jurgen Klopp’s pre-season squad this summer.
Meanwhile, there were two more goals for the prolific Jayden Danns. The 18-year-old has now netted an incredible 24 goals in all competitions and in three friendly fixtures during 2023-24. Danns’ next aim will be to earn himself a call-up to train with the Liverpool first team, having proven himself at under-21s level.
Trent Kone-Doherty also helped himself to a finish against Arsenal. The former Derry City winger joined Koumas in Liverpool training ahead of Sunday’s 4-0 Premier League win over Bournemouth. Cone-Doherty signed his first professional contract in October and has scored nine goals this season.
On the under-18 front three, head coach Marc Bridge-Wilkinson said: “It’s a very interesting combination, everyone is different and everyone poses a different threat.
“When we can get them, like tonight, playing together, building relationships and starting to work with each other, they’re obviously a real threat.”