Writer: Gavin John Day
Date:Sunday September 15 2013
Liverpool U18s let a half-time lead slip during a high scoring defeat to Chelsea in front of their new boss...
Neil Critchley's appointment as U18 manager begun with a loss as the young Reds went down 4-2 at Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.
The 34-year-old arrived from Crewe Alexandra last week and was on hand to oversee an entertaining contest in which three second half goals eventually won it for the hosts.
Chelsea took the lead inside the opening 15 minutes through their recent recruit from Charlton, Kasey Palmer.
The lead was short lived however and the Merseysiders quickly equalised when Daniel Cleary dispatched a rebound from a free-kick.
A sweeping counter-attack, inspired by Ryan Kent, ended with Adam Phillips converting a low strike to give Critchley's side an advantage at the break.
It wasn't to last however and Liverpool were left stunned by a 10 minute, second-half Chelsea blitz in which the Londoners scored three times.
Palmer, with his second of the game, was the first to find the net before goals from Dominic Solanke and Ambrose Gnahore sealed victory.
Defeat is the young Reds' second in three Premier Academy League fixtures this season although the other game did end in victory over local rivals Everton.
The U18s are next in action on Saturday 21st September when they welcome Norwich City to the Academy.
LFC U18s line-up: Crump, Waldron, Hart (Roberts), Cleary, Brewitt, Burke, Wilson (O'Hanlon), Phillips, Trickett-Smith, Ojo, Kent.
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Date:Sunday September 15 2013
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