Toni Gomes netted a hat-trick as a young Liverpool side beat the Qatar U20 national team 6-1 at the Kirkby Academy in a friendly encounter on Wednesday afternoon.

Michael Beale's charges produced some great football and further goals came courtesy of Cameron Brannagan, Adam Phillips and Okera Simmonds.

Reflecting on the victory, Beale told "It was an excellent performance from the lads against the Qatar national team.

"We were at U20 level and it was great to see lads get some valuable minutes under their belt.

"Joe Maguire was outstanding at left wing-back, Cameron Brannagan dominated the midfield with Matty Virtue, and Toni Gomes was in great form in attack."

Liverpool U20 team: Williams, N Phillips, Juanma, Brewitt, Maguire (Lattie 61), Virtue, Lewis (Ryan 61), Brannagan, T Gomes (Owens 61), A Phillips (Garton 61), Lennon (Simmonds 61).