AcademyU18s edge out Port Vale in Kirkby friendly

Published 17th July 2022

James McConnell netted a superb winner as Liverpool U18s beat Port Vale 2-1 in a pre-season friendly on Sunday.

In what was the young Reds' second game since their return, Marc Bridge-Wilkinson's side impressed as the squad played out more valuable friendly minutes at the Academy.

The home side took the lead before visiting Port Vale equalised in a good contest played behind closed doors.

McConnell provided the winner with 10 minutes remaining thanks to a long-range effort.

Reflecting on the match, Bridge-Wilkinson told "It was another very useful outing for us as we continue to build our fitness and get stronger.

"We have a new squad once again this season and it's important all the lads get used to playing alongside each other."

Published 17th July 2022