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Arthur began and Jay Spearing made his debut in Liverpool U21’s heavy defeat – Liverpool FC

Arthur made his second consecutive begin for Liverpool Below-21s, and was ultimately changed by Jay Spearing, within the League Two outfit’s 1–0 loss to Rochdale.

Rochdale 1-0 Liverpool U21s

EFL Trophy (2), Spotland
20 September 2022

the goal: Campbell 82′


At his request, deadline day loanee Arthur has been following a particular coaching regime to construct up his health and finesse in the course of the worldwide break as a part of the U21s squad.

After 90 minutes in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Leicester, the Brazilian stored his place because the EFL Trophy took a blended line-up to Spotland.

With a big group away from their nationwide groups, Barry Liutas was compelled to play gamers out of place, with midfielders James McConnell and Luca Stephenson in defence, whereas 16-year-old Lewis Coumas began the assault.

There was calm in midfield with each Arthur and Stefan Bajcetic, however Liverpool understandably struggled for fluidity in opposition to bodily, senior opposition.

Just a few possibilities went Liverpool’s approach earlier than the break, although Bajsictic noticed a promising effort fly huge.

HT: Rochdale 0-0 Liverpool U21s

Rochdale, England - Tuesday, September 20, 2022: Jay Spearing of Liverpool during the English Football League Trophy Northern Group D match between Rochdale AFC and Liverpool FC Under-21 at Spotland.  (Photo by David Rockliff/Propaganda)

The Reds appeared to take the lead shortly after the break, with Arthur heading over the goal and each Bajstic and Comas testing goalkeeper Richard O’Donnell.

Liutas’ first adjustments got here after the hour, they usually had been clearly deliberate, as Arthur and Bajstic made approach for player-coach Spearing and 15-year-old Carter Pennington.

Spearing has not performed a aggressive recreation since Could and Pennington was solely just lately given his first style of Below-18 soccer, with Liverpool surprisingly beneath stress after the double change.

Rochdale, England - Tuesday, September 20, 2022: Oludare Olufonwa of Liverpool during the English Football League Trophy Northern Group D match between Rochdale AFC and Liverpool FC Under-21 at Spotland.  (Photo by David Rockliff/Propaganda)

They held on till the 82nd minute, Tehon Campbell then breaking and chipping Luke Hewitson, earlier than Rochdale had been gifted with an opportunity to make it 2-0 when Oludare Olufonwa introduced down the striker.

Summer time signing Olufonwa obtained a second yellow card however Hewitson saved the spot-kick, saving Liverpool additional embarrassment on an evening the place they might have been forgiven for the end result.


Liverpool U21s: Hewittson; McConnell, Olufunwa, Stephenson, Norris; Bajcetic (Pinnington 63′), Arthur (Spearing 63′), Corness; Koumas (Hayes-Inexperienced 88′), Blair, Stewart

Subs not used: Kelly, Gemma

Subsequent Match: Arsenal (H) – Premier League 2 – Saturday, October 1, 2pm (BST)

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