Liverpool under-21 boss on attacking options and Anfield opportunity

Liverpool's young players have the chance to impress at Anfield this week.

Liverpool’s under-21s coach Michael Beale has been speaking ahead of his side’s match against their Southampton counterparts on Thursday evening.

The young Liverpool side has the chance to step out at Anfield, and Beale has been talking about what that means for his young players as well as the attacking talent likely to be on show.

“It’s fantastic for us to play at Anfield,” Beale told the club's official website. “It’s great for the players to play there as it’s what they dream about doing.

“The week building up to the game, you can see it in training. They’re hustling for a position in the team.”

Liverpool’s under-21s have had a good start to their campaign, beating Sunderland and West Ham United, drawing with Manchester United and narrowly losing 4-3 to Manchester City. And now Beale has suggested his side will put on a good attacking show for those in attendance this week.

“I think we have a lot of good, attacking players here,” he said. “So on Thursday, if they get their chance, it’s a fantastic opportunity for them to show that they can play.

“We want to attack every single team; we’re not going to take a step back against anybody.”

A number of increasingly familiar faces are likely to be on show, with the likes of Jordan Rossiter and Ryan Kent hoping to continue their impressive development at a ground they will one day be hoping to turn out at week in, week out.

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