Liverpool 2, Middlesbrough 2 Liverpool win 14-13 on penalties AET Anfield, Liverpool (41,857) Liverpool scorers: Rossiter (10′), Suso (109′) Middlesbrough scorers: Reach (62′), Bamford (pen 120′) Tactics The personnel changes saw Brendan Rodgers set the team up in a formation which is used throughout the club from youth and under-21s upwards. The variations of 4-3-3 are familiar to all players and suited the deep lying midfield pair of Lucas Leiva and Jordan Rossiter, who played big roles in the execution of the tactical plan. Adam Lallana played ahead of the pair for much of the game, but Markovic move central later on continue reading
Jordan Rossiter was born on 24th March 1997, and currently plays as a central midfielder for the Liverpool and England youth sides.
Rossiter made his debut for Liverpool under 18s in the NextGen home game against Inter Milan on January the 8th, 2013. His late cameo appearance prompted a tweet from Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler, who commented “A young lad just about to come on for a few mins for Liverpool in nextgen… Jordan rossiter, big shout but potentially a young stevie g..”
Jordan has captained England under 16s, and is seen as a player who can lead a side by example with his hard work and box to box style in midfield. He has an eye for a pass, as he showed in the game against Inter when he sent Samed Yesil through on goal after winning the ball in midfield. This one passage of play, coupled with the praise from Fowler, has generated much excitement amongst the Liverpool supporters who follow youth football.
He is expected to feature more frequently in Alex Inglethorpe’s youth squad as the 2012/13 season progresses, and if he continues to impress we could see him as a fixture in this age group, which is a feeder side to the first team.
Brøndby IF 2, Liverpool 1 Brøndby Stadion Liverpool scorer: Peterson (48′) Brondby Scorers: C. Nørgaard (23′), F. Hasani (91′) Tiago Ilori started the game at centre back with Martin Kelly at right back. Ilori went off after 21 minutes, being replaced by Kevin Stewart who came on at right back, with Kelly moving to the centre. First half tactics The second half saw lots of changes, with Jordan Ibe making an immediate impact on the left of midfield. He stormed down the left flank to the byline before squaring to Kristoffer Peterson via the goalkeeper. The midfield three worked well, covering for each continue reading
Liverpool 4, Inter Milan 1 Langtree Park, St Helens Liverpool scorers: Coady (pen), Yesil, Yesil, Coady (pen) A great team performance saw Liverpool qualify for the last 16 of the European Nextgen series, as they beat Inter Milan 4-1 at Langtree Park, St Helens. Conor Coady powered in two confident penalty kicks, and Samed Yesil scored two well taken poachers goals, as the Liverpool youth side gave the first team a lesson in team play, passing, movement, and more importantly, being clinical. Setting up in a 4-1-4-1 formation, the two wide midfielders, Jordan Ibe and Jerome Sinclair, were given a continue reading