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Kenny Dalglish and Peter Moore praise young guns despite Liverpool defeat

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Kenny Dalglish and Peter Moore praise young guns despite Liverpool defeat

The duo took to Twitter on a bittersweet night for the Reds.

Liverpool’s young guns were thrashed 5-0 by Aston Villa as they exited the Carabao Cup at the quarter-final stage.

With the first-team out in Qatar ready for the Club World Championships, Neil Critchley’s youngsters faced the challenge.

Eight players made their first-team debuts and put up a decent fight against a strong Villa team.

With the fixture schedule not really allowing for Liverpool to compete for both the Carabao Cup and the Club World Championship, this really was the only option.

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The Reds have had a decent run in the League Cup but it won’t be a piece of silverware for Liverpool’s cabinet during 2019/20.

Instead, Jurgen Klopp will hope his senior ranks can do the business. His team faces Monterrey in the semi-final tonight and if they progress Flamengo await in the final.

Following the game, Liverpool’s CEO, Peter Moore praised the fantastic effort from the club’s academy stars:

 

The high praise didn’t stop there and former player, manager and now club ambassador Kenny Dalglish also took to Twitter.

He was buzzing with the effort which Liverpool’s young talent had showcased and called it a memorable night for the club:

Liverpool might have lost the game but the future does indeed look bright.

Villa put them to the sword with a clinical first 45 minutes but they kept up the fight.

Conor Hourihane, a Morgan Boyes own goal, two from Jonathan Kodjia and Wesley Moraes put them to the sword.

Liverpool’s youngsters will hope to continue impressing and force their way into Klopp’s reckoning.

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