Alex Inglethorpe declared himself delighted as a young Liverpool U21s side produced a superb display to draw 0-0 with Real Sociedad in Spain on Saturday night.
The Spanish outfit had players over the age of 22 on show while Liverpool had players on duty aged between 16 and 19.
Jon Flanagan was the most experienced red shirt on show while Irish starlet Ryan McLaughlin enjoyed a run-out on the right side of midfield.
Inglethorpe told Liverpoolfc.com: "I'm proud of the boys and they were brave and did so well against experienced opponents, and that's exactly the game we needed.
"It was an oustanding game and the boys played to their limit.
"Both teams passed the ball really well and it was one of the best games I have seen at youth level."
Liverpool U21s team: Danny Ward, Jon Flanagan, Craig Roddan, Stephen Sama, Jakub Sokolik (Lloyd Jones 75), Jordan Rossiter (Cameron Brannagan 70), Ryan McLaughlin (Daniel Trickett-Smith 60), Jordan Lussey, Joao Carlos Teixeira (Joe Maguire 80), trialist (Nacho 45), Villyan Bijev (Kris Peterson 45).