Liverpool boss comments on Rossiter, Williams and Suso performances

Brendan Rodgers

The young trio impressed in the Capital One Cup win against Middlesbrough.

Liverpool didn't make it easy for themselves on Tuesday night.

Not only were the Reds pegged back by conceding from a set-piece against Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup, Brendan Rodgers' side conspired to blow a 2-1 lead by conceding a penalty in the dying minutes of extra time.

But Liverpool came through in the end, beating the Championship side 14-13 on penalties.

And many of the positives from a nervy night at Anfield came from their young players. Namely 17-year-old Jordan Rossiter, who scored on his debut, 18-year-old Jordan Williams and 20-year-old Suso, scorer of the Reds' second.

"Tonight was a good night for our young players," Rodgers told reporters during his post-match press conference.

"Young Jordan Rossiter could walk to Anfield; he just lives round the corner. I was delighted for him. He got the opportunity and showed wonderful composure to get his finish.

"I was also impressed with young Jordan Williams, he came on and showed really good stature and composure in the game. He is a wonderful footballer and a young player that is developing well. 

"A mention for young Suso. He hasn't had a lot of game time but he has kept working every day and I thought when he came on he was really bright for us and took his goal really well."

Liverpool host Everton in the Merseyside derby during their next Premier League action on Saturday lunchtime, while they travel to Switzerland to face FC Basel next Wednesday.

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