Confirmed: Liverpool line-up v Ludogorets in the UEFA Youth League

Anfield Kop

Here is the Liverpool side as the Reds youngsters get their UEFA Youth League campaign under way.

Liverpool under-19s: Firth, Maguire, Hart, Cleary, Brewitt, Rossiter, Kent, Brannagan, Sinclair, O'Hanlon, Ojo

Subs: Canos, Jackson, Wilson, Phillips, Chirivella, Roberts, Whelan

Liverpool will be confident of getting off to a good start as the UEFA Youth League gets under way today.

The Reds have one of the best academy setups in the country and this is a great chance for the side to get some experience against a variety of European opponents.

There will be a mixture of players on show from a combination of younger players who have been playing in the under-21 side as well as regulars from the under-18 side.

The staggering stat from the under-18 displays this season is the 12 goals conceded, which needs to change if any defenders from that side get a chance in this competition.

By contrast the under-21 side has conceded just a single goal and has moved onto seven points in the under-21 Premier League, two points behind Chelsea who also feature in the Youth League this season.

Here’s to hoping the young Reds can get off to a flyer.

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