The Reds legends took to Twitter after Barry Lewtas’s charges saw off Manchester City to win the cup for the first time since 2007.
Liverpool Under-18s have triumphed in the FA Youth Cup final after playing out a 1-1 draw with their Manchester City counterparts before winning the ensuing penalty shootout.
Nabil Touaizi struck on the stroke of half time to give the hosts – playing at the City Football Academy as a result of the final draw – the lead and looked good value to hang on as they went into the latter stages of the game.
However, Barry Lewtas’s charges drew level four minutes from time as Bobby Duncan, formerly of Man City and the cousin of Steven Gerrard, rifled a long-range shot goalwards that went through the grasp of opposition goalkeeper Louie Moulden to take his tally to 32 goals for the season.
With no further goals to separate the teams in extra time, penalties followed and, with Man City’s Cole Palmer the only man to miss for either side, it was left to Paul Glatzel to clinch the cup from the spot, cue celebrations within the Reds’ ranks.
After the game, Liverpool legends Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler took to Twitter to message the club and offer their congratulations for the youngsters’ cup triumph:
Here is how some Reds fans reacted on the social media platform:
Yes many congrats to the young guns! Battled hard and got their reward.— Chris Wright (@chriswright35) 26 April 2019
One age group where they can’t spend £200m to win everything! Up the reds— Savvas Neophytou (@SavvasN) 25 April 2019
Well done lads hopefully c couple of them in first team soon— neil cooper (@beefliverpool) 26 April 2019
heroic, mate, though after a performance on the back foot and defensively rocky for long spells, either way, well done Barry Lewtas, the coaching staff and our mini lads! we return to get a great Academy trophy after our last one 12 years ago,#FAYouthCupWinners #FAYouthCup— fran (@fran63645593) 25 April 2019
Brilliant— Kop On! An LFC Podcast (@koponpodcast) 25 April 2019
❤️⚽️— DAVES LFC CHATS (@Daves1973lfc) 25 April 2019
Liverpool’s Youth Cup win is their first since 2007.