So far in the UEFA Youth League, Barry Lewtas’ U19s side are unbeaten in the four matches that they’ve played. The U19s currently sit on top of Group C with 10 points, 3 points ahead of second place PSG U19s. If Liverpool win their next game they’ll finish top of the group having already secured qualification to the knockout stages of the youth competition.
GAME 1: LIVERPOOL U19s v PSG U19s
The young Reds made an impressive start to their group by beating the young Parisiens 5-2 at Langtree Park in St Helens. The scorers in this game were Rhys Williams, Rafael Camacho (two), Bobby Adekanye and Curtis Jones as Barry Lewtas’ side were simply too strong for Paris.
GAME 2: NAPOLI U19s v LIVERPOOL U19s
The U19s didn’t have the same fortune as they did in their first game against the young Italian side in their second fixture. The game ended up as a 1-1 draw after a late Napoli equaliser. The only goal scored by the Reds in this away European fixture in Naples was by Dutch U23 international Bobby Adekanye.
GAME 3: RED STAR U19s v LIVERPOOL U19s
The Reds came out on top in this dramatic fixture in the Serbian Capital. The Reds made a comeback to win to 2-1 after going 1-0 down against Red Star. Portuguese talent Rafa Camacho scored the equaliser before 17-year-old centre-back Rhys Williams nodded in an Adam Lewis corner to win the game in injury time.
GAME 4: LIVERPOOL U19s v RED STAR U19s
The U19s faired much better than the first team in their second game against Belgrade U19s beating the Serbian side 2-0. It was a much less dramatic game than the reverse fixture, as Adam Lewis and Curtis Jones got on the score sheet for Lewtas’ side in the second half to confirm qualification to the knockout stages.
WHO’S LEFT TO PLAY?
The Reds can confirm top spot in Group C if they can beat PSG U19s away in the French capital on the 28th of November, or if they beat Napoli at home on the 11th of December. If the Reds are to win either of these games they’re likely to receive a more favourable draw in the first round of the knockout stages as Lewtas and his side try to take the UEFA Youth League trophy from current champions Barcelona U19s.