Vital Football

Latest Liverpool FC News

Liverpool: FA Youth Cup Tie Tonight

Liverpool: FA Youth Cup Tie Tonight

Liverpool's Academy youngsters take on Aston Villa tonight in round four of this season's FA Youth Cup...

Following their dramatic victory over Blackpool on penalties in round three, Neil Critchley's U18s face Aston Villa at St Helens Langtree Park tonight.

Villa reached this stage courtesy of a 4-3 win over Plymouth Argyle at Villa Park and they are the current NextGen Series champions.

Both club's have won this prestigious junior competition on three occasions and the fixture is likely to provide the young Reds with a huge challenge.

In truth, Liverpool's starlets were lucky to progress past Blackpool at a wet and blustery Bloomfield Road and Critchley admits they will need to improve significantly to go any further.

"We were disappointed with the performance on the night against Blackpool," explained the man headhunted from Crewe Alexander in September to Liverpoolfc.com. "I know the conditions were not ideal but we expected to do better.

"There was a real honesty about the players after the game and there were no celebrations and only disappointment. We didn't have to say much and it was like we'd been beaten, so I think that will serve us well going into the Aston Villa game.

"The lads learned a massive amount from Blackpool. We got caught up in the occasion, especially in the second half, and I think that will serve as a great experience for them.

"There was a real honesty and reflection on how they had played individually and some were really disappointed with themselves.

"It was quite a crazy night and I can't think of too many occasions of playing in conditions like that, and hopefully we don't get the same in the next game. Fortunately for us the result went in our favour on the night but it could easily have gone the other way.

"We have got to do better than we did against Blackpool and manage the game better, and we've got to play better."

Team wise there are injury doubts over Jerome Sinclair and Pedro Chirivella, while regular first team squad member Jordan Ibe is unlikely to be risked ahead of a potential loan move.

The tie is to be broadcast live on LFC TV and LFCTV Online from 6.30pm GMT. Kick-off is at 7.00pm GMT.

Tickets to attend the game are also available priced at just £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.



Click here for our pick of the January 2014 transfer rumours



Follow me on Twitter @superbag

Not a Vital Liverpool member? It's 100% free to join & only takes a few moments to sign up. Click here to become a member or alternatively simply sign in using Social Media!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Gavin Kelley-Day
Date:Wednesday January 15 2014
Time: 12:35PM

Comments

0
Quality strikes from Daniel Trickett-Smith and Harry Wilson (2) secured a 3-1 win for LFC U18s. The junior Reds will face either Norwich City or Watford in the next round
The Bagman
16/01/2014 10:04:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Liverpool Articles

Liverpool: Stats Preview 16/17 - Leicester City (Away)

A selection of the best facts, figures and statistics ahead of Liverpool's Premier League trip to Leicester City

Red Card Report 2017 - The Chinese Market

The sixth edition of the Red Card report into how European clubs fare in the Chinese fan market has now been released.

Liverpool: Adam Lallana Signs Bumper New Deal

Midfielder has been rewarded for his fine 2016/17 form with a three-year contract reportedly worth £110,000-per-week

More Reliable Than An Octopus 2016/17? (22/2/17)

A new season, a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Premier League positions for 2016/17.

Archived Vital Liverpool Articles

Vital Liverpool articles from

Site Journalists

Gavin Kelley-Day
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who Will Win vs. Leicester City (Away)?
Suggested By: Editor
Leicester13%
Draw12%
Liverpool75%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 25 19 3 3 60 34
2 Man City 25 16 4 5 52 22
3 Spurs 25 14 8 3 50 28
4 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 50 26
5 Liverpool 25 14 7 4 49 24
6 Man Utd 25 13 9 3 48 17
7 Everton 25 11 8 6 41 13
8 WBA 25 10 7 8 37 3
9 Stoke 25 8 8 9 32 -6
10 West Ham 25 9 5 11 32 -9
11 Southampton 25 8 6 11 30 -3
12 Burnley 25 9 3 13 30 -9
13 Watford 25 8 6 11 30 -13
14 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 5 13 26 -14
15 Swansea 25 7 3 15 24 -23
16 Middlesbrough 25 4 10 11 22 -8
17 Leicester City 25 5 6 14 21 -19
18 Hull City 25 5 5 15 20 -27
19 Crystal Palace 25 5 4 16 19 -14
20 Sunderland 25 5 4 16 19 -22
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Liverpool Results (view all)

Liverpool Fixtures (view all)

Feb 27 2017 8:00PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 4 2017 5:30PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2017 4:00PM : Burnley (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2017 4:30PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 5 2017 8:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Write for Vital Football