Wednesday evening's run-out at the Aviva Stadium fulfilled a dream for Academy talent Jack Dunn.

The 19-year-old was introduced during the closing stages of Liverpool's comfortable 4-0 friendly victory over Shamrock Rovers in Dublin.

A minimal amount of time to impress was no hindrance to the versatile attacker, who promptly latched onto a through ball from Connor Randall and blasted home at the near post with his right.

"As a local lad and a lifelong Red, to get on and score was brilliant," Dunn enthused to the Liverpool Echo after the final whistle.

"I'm left-footed so I was pleased with that strike. I've been working on trying to improve my shooting off both feet.

"It's topped off a great season for me. I've had no injuries and the club has done well, especially the first team. It's nice to cap it off with a win - that's one of the biggest crowds I've ever played in front of."

Brendan Rodgers' faith in young players was in evidence once more last night, as a string of aspiring talents thrived for the seniors, including Jordon Ibe and Brad Smith.

Second-half substitutions brought a raft of representatives from the U18 and U21 teams, all of whom are dreaming of emulating the success of Jon Flanagan in 2013-14.

Dunn explained: "Flanno is a local lad like me. He has done brilliantly this season and I am absolutely made up for him. Hopefully I can follow in his footsteps.

"It's great for a young lad like me to know we have a manager who trusts us. He took loads of youngsters to be involved in this game.

"He showed his faith in us and he knows what we can do. Over the summer I'll concentrate on keeping fit and healthy and then look to really push on next season."

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