Liverpool U23s were held to a goalless draw by German side FC Nürnberg in a friendly encounter at the Academy on Wednesday morning.

With Academy coaches Mike Garrity and Tim Jenkins in charge of the team following Michael Beale's departure as head coach, a totally different Liverpool U23s line-up was fielded to the one that played out a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League Cup on Tuesday night.

Reflecting on the performance, Garrity told "In the first half we played some good stuff and showed the right intentions of how we want to play, but we just couldn't grab a goal.

"The second 45 minutes was really scrappy and we lost our rhythm, but overall it was an important game for a lot of players to get some valuable minutes against good opposition.

"Jake Brimmer played his first 90 minutes in a long time and that is a big boost for him, and it was nice to give Conor Masterson the full game as he made the step up from the U18s."

Liverpool U23s: George, Whelan, N. Phillips, Masterson, Brewitt, Williams, Brimmer, Virtue, T Gomes (Dhanda, 65), Alves (Dunn, 75), Lennon.