Liverpool U18s crest
Liverpool U18s

Woodburn 11
Camacho 78

2 - 0
UEFA Youth League
15:00 Wed 21st Feb 2018
Location: Prenton Park
Manchester United crest
Manchester United

15:00 Wed 21st Feb 2018
15:00 Wed 21st Feb 2018 Prenton Park

U19s v Manchester United: Live blog

Follow live updates on Liverpool U19s' UEFA Youth League clash with Manchester United, at Prenton Park.

Full Time

Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United

Goals from Ben Woodburn and Rafael Camacho and a brilliant battling performance see the Reds into the quarter-finals of the UEFA Youth League.

Next up, Manchester City.



Glen McAuley takes the place of Ben Woodburn.


Three minutes of added time indicated.


United piling the pressure on now but Masterson, who has been a rock all game, gets another dangerous ball clear.

Some performance from the Irishman, whose parents are in attendance at Prenton Park.



Tom Clayton takes Liam Millar's place as Liverpool look to shore things up.

Moments later, D'mani Mellor and Nishan Burkart replace James Garner and Lee O'Connor for United.



Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United (Camacho)

What a goal!

Rafa Camacho, not long on for Bobby Adekanye, cuts inside on the right wing and unleashes an unstoppable left-footed effort that dips into the far corner. 

The substitute may well have booked the Reds' place in the UEFA Youth League quarter-finals.


Chong cuts in on his left foot and whistles a low shot just past the post.

Liverpool hanging on as this game progresses - they'll need to hit on the counter if they are to make it more comfortable.



Bobby Adekanye limps off to be replaced by Rafa Camacho.

Let's hope that's nothing more serious than a bit of cramp.


Ro-Shaun Williams leaps above the Liverpool defence to nod a free-kick goalwards but Kamil Grabara gets behind it and does well to hold on.


Jones stands up his man at the edge of the box and sneaks a curler toward the bottom corner but Fojticek makes a brilliant diving save to deny him.

This game really on a knife edge at the moment.



A change for Manchester United, Tyrell Warren making way for George Tanner.


Grabara wants too much time on the ball and Chong nips in before getting a shot away.

Thankfully for Liverpool, Masterson anticipates the danger and is on the line to get it clear.


Yellow Card

Warren is cautioned for a challenge on Millar over on the touchline, one which Gerrard in particular wasn't happy with.


Barlow gets in behind the Liverpool defence and cracks a shot twoard the far corner but Grabara is equal to it. 

An excellent save from the Pole.



Liverpool get the game restarted.


Match shot

A reminder of today's Liverpool starting XI.


According to UEFA, Liverpool took 10 attempts at goal to their opponents' three in that half.

United weren't really at the races until the second part of the first half, when Chong and Bohui went close in quick succession.

Half Time

Liverpool 1-0 Manchester United

The Reds ahead at the break at Prenton Park thanks to Ben Woodburn's 11th-minute header.

An opening 45 minutes saw chances for both teams and the woodwork rattled at either end of the pitch - it's still anyone's game.


And now Liverpool hit the bar!

Dixon-Bonner lines up a shot at the edge of the box that looks set to loop in after taking a deflection but just clips the top of the bar.


Bohui turns Williams inside out and charges toward goal but can't keep his effort down.

Manchester United growing into this game and they should be level


United hit the bar!

A sweeping move from the visitors ends in Chong taking a shot at goal and he is so unfortunate to see his effort cannon off the frame of the goal.

Liverpool lucky to escape there.


Off the line!

Kane's cute ball gets Jones in on goal but the No.7's left-footed shot is hoofed to safety when it looked set to hit the back of the net.


Liverpool enjoying the best of the chances in this first half but with only the one goal to show for it. 

That aside, Steven Gerrard will be delighted with the way his players have stuck to their task thus far.


Liverpool go close twice in quick succession as Adekanye sees a shot clawed away before Kane's follow-up is blocked.



Match shot

Ben Woodburn celebrates the opening goal.


Adekanye has the United defence back-pedalling as he makes a mazy run before teeing up Millar.

Unfortunately, the striker's shot from the edge of the box is blocked.



Liverpool 1-0 Manchester United (Woodburn)

The Reds take the lead at Prenton Park!

Neco Williams stands up a brilliant ball to the back post from a deep position and Ben Woodburn rises in space to nod it home.


The ball bounces dangerously around the United box before Adekanye sees a powerful attempt blocked and is then dispossessed.

A bright start for Liverpool.



Manchester United get the game under way. 


Not long now

The players are out and going through their warm-ups at Prenton Park as we close in on kick-off.


And for the opposition

Manchester United: Fojticek; Warren, R. Williams, O'Connor, Laird; Garner, Hamilton; Chong, Gomes, Barlow; Bohui. 

Subs: Kovar, Ercolani, Tanner, B. Williams, Boonen, Burkart, Mellor.


Up next

If Liverpool get through today's tie, they will face Manchester's other team away from home.

City claimed a 3-2 penalty shootout victory over Inter Milan yesterday after the sides had played out a 1-1 draw.

Looking forward to this one today @LFC v @ManUtd in the @UEFAYouthLeague ... 3pm @TranmereRovers come and support the lads #LFCFamily #YNWA

'The whole team is buzzing'

Conor Masterson and his Liverpool U19s teammates can't wait for kick-off in today's big tie.

The defender told earlier this week: “The whole team is buzzing. It’s against our local rivals, we are really looking forward to it and it should be a good game. We have been speaking about this game since the draw was made and we can’t wait for Wednesday.

"Playing Manchester United at Tranmere Rovers, hopefully we will get a decent crowd and it should be a good game.”


Team news

The confirmed starting XI and substitutes for today's game.



Steven Gerrard's Liverpool U19s take on Nicky Butt's Manchester United counterparts in the UEFA Youth League knockout stages on Wednesday as the old adversaries reignite their rivalry.

The two former England midfielders went head-to-head for a decade on the pitch and are now key coaching figures at the academies from which they once graduated.

Take a look back at five memorable meetings between the two men here.


A reminder

In the event that today's game ends in a draw, we will go straight to penalties rather than extra-time.


The story so far

Want to know how Liverpool reached this stage of the UEFA Youth League? Watch our clip of all their goals thus far in the competition below.

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Woodburn boost

The U19s will be able to call on Ben Woodburn again this afternoon, with the Welshman having been made available for selection by first-team boss Jürgen Klopp.

Woodburn has captained the young Reds through this competition thus far and is likely to reprise the role today.


Here we go

Hello and welcome to's live blog for the U19s' UEFA Youth League last-16 clash with Manchester United.

Two old rivals go head to head at Tranmere Rovers' Prenton Park home at 3pm GMT, and we'll be bringing you all the action as the sides big to reach the quarter-finals.

Don't go anywhere!