Kane on the mark as U23s fall to PSV loss

There was frustration for Liverpool U23s as they lost 3-1 to PSV Eindhoven B in their final game of the Nuneaton tournament on Sunday afternoon.

After Saturday's goalless draw with Coventry City's first team, Neil Critchley made a few changes to his side as they played their second 90 minutes in the space of two days.

Herbie Kane scored an excellent goal to give the young Reds the lead, but the Dutch outfit came back strongly to run out 3-1 winners.

Reflecting on the overall tournament, Critchley told Liverpoolfc.com: "It was another good game and we played reasonably well to be fair.

"We dominated the first 20 to 25 minutes and took the lead but then they scored from their first shot at goal.

"They then made it 2-1 almost straight away and right at the start of the second half they scored a fantastic goal to make it 3-1.

"We were thinking at this point how are we 3-1 down, but we kept at it and created some good chances but couldn't score.

"Overall it was good for the boys to get more minutes under their belt which is so important at this stage of the pre-season."

Critchley also had words of encouragement for Kane who stepped up his fitness with another impressive outing from midfield.

He added: "Herbie has now played back to back 90 minutes and that is a big step in his recovery from the injury he had last season.

"He scored a good goal and it's another positive for us."

Liverpool U23s: George, Coyle (Whelan 60), Hart, Jones, Masterson (Phillips 60), Williams, Adekanye (Juanma 72), Virtue, Dhanda, Kane, Brannagan.