Wednesday night Liverpool Under-21s were on the field against Braga in the Premier League International Cup competition. Liverpool Under-21s suffered a double blow as their match ended in a draw and their midfielder Bobby Clark sustained an injury during the game.
The match was held at Kirkby where none of the sides managed to put the ball inside the net. The Reds had an advantage of an extra player in the game, but still, they couldn’t pull out a victory.
Due to this result, Liverpool managed only one point which leaves them in second place 2 points behind the group leader Everton. Till now, Everton have won all 3 of their fixtures so far. Before their match against Braga, Liverpool had already managed to win games against Dinamo Zagreb and Paris Saint-German.
Injury to Bobby Clark
In an early drama of the match, Braga’s defender Diogo Fonseca was shown a red card after he fouled Reds midfielder, Bobby Clark. This led to Braga getting reduced to 10 men. Clark later got replaced by Cannonier. Clark has been in good touch for the Merseyside this season as so far he has registered a goal and 4 assists.
Along with Bobby, Melkamu Frauendorf was also injured who then later got replaced by Max Woltman, who was returning from his loan at Doncaster Rovers. Despite being a 10-man side, Braga were very well organized. Thus, the Reds were unable to break into their defence.
James Norris created a good chance for the Reds, but Max Woltman couldn’t capitalize. It was very snowy at Kirkby and players were having a difficult time still kudos to all players who put on a good show and gave their best.
What’s ahead for Liverpool Under-21s
Despite a draw, the Reds are still undefeated in their Premier League international campaign. In their PL2 campaign, Liverpool Under-21s will be playing Crystal Palace.
While the Reds’ next Premier League International Cup fixture will see them locking horns with Hertha Berlin on Wednesday, February 1.