Bobby Adekanye scored his first goal for the club as Liverpool U18s extended their unbeaten run to nine matches by winning 2-1 at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

The 16-year-old, who joined from Barcelona in the summer, opened his account for Neil Critchley’s team in the first half to earn a lead at the interval.

Yan Dhanda then doubled the young Reds’ advantage from a free-kick and the travellers preserved the victory despite a response from Rovers five minutes from the end.

“We can play better – we made a lot of mistakes with and without the ball,” Critchley told

“It was difficult to play, the pitch was heavy and it was difficult for both teams, but it keeps our unbeaten run going, which is pleasing.

“It’s about learning how to win at this level, but individually a lot of the boys can play better.”

Liverpool U18s: George, Alexander-Arnold, Johnston, Masterson, Parker, Kane, Ejaria, Woodburn (Owens), Dhanda (Alves), Adekanye (Brimmer), Toni Gomes.