Liverpool's U17s were in full control as they sailed to a commanding 3-1 victory over Chilean opposition O'Higgins FC in the second game of their Milk Cup campaign in Limavady.

Goals from Sergi Canos, Harry Wilson and Pedro Chirivella helped Mike Garrity's side to an impressive victory at Scroggy Road.

However, there was an early scare for the youngsters when, in almost identical fashion to Monday evening's clash against County Armagh, the opposition took the lead on 10 minutes through a world-class strike.

From the moment the ball left the boot of Fabian Hormazabal, 35 yards from goal out on the right flank, it was destined for the roof of the net, and Andrew Firth was left rooted as it flew into the top right corner.

Undeterred, the Reds went about reasserting themselves in the tie. They zipped the ball across the turf with real purpose and after five minutes they levelled proceedings.

Canos chased down a Wilson pass and stole the ball back inside the penalty area, before dragging it away from one man, nutmegging another out on the touchline and tucking his shot between the 'keeper and his near post from an almost impossible angle.

The Spaniard oozed class - and it was his deft back-heel in the middle of the park which opened up the space for Adam Phillips to release Wilson, who raced clear of the Chilean defence and tucked the ball beyond Victor Galvez for 2-1.

On the stroke of half-time Chirivella added a third when he scooped the ball on the edge of the box, composed himself and fired home through a wall of sky blue shirts.

The second half was a much tighter affair, as the Reds battled for possession with their resurgent opponents. Watched from the sidelines by academy technical director, Rodolfo Borrell, the youngsters held out to clinch a deserved 3-1 win.