Match preview: City EDS v Liverpool
- Thu 18 Oct 2012, 1:42PM
- Posted by Mark Booth
Top of the table Liverpool U21s are the visitors for Friday afternoon’s Barclays U21 Premier League clash.
Liverpool are the only unbeaten side at the mid-way point in National Group 3, winning four and drawing two of their fixtures so far.
City EDS have only been beaten once themselves, so have every reason to be confident going into the encounter, especially as they were unlucky not to inflict a defeat on Liverpool when the sides met earlier this season.
It finished 2-2 at Liverpool’s Melwood training ground, with only a late equaliser from the hosts denying City all three points.
Attilio Lombardo’s men have been the Group’s draw specialists thus far this campaign, drawing four of their six games, the latest of which was against Wolves at the Etihad Stadium.
Denis Suarez won the penalty for City to grab their late leveller but was injured in the process and will miss be missing for the next couple of months.
Jules Ntcham is one possible alternative to Suarez, the French youngster has been winning rave reviews in training and has impressed in a handful of brief substitute cameos for the team.
We’ll bring you live goal updates from 2pm on Twitter, as well as a full match report after full-time and highlights next week.
Don’t forget that in just a few weeks City will take on Juventus in the NextGen Series at Hyde FC on 8 November. It’s a critical match for Lombardo’s men and is likely to decide what sort of chance the team have of qualifying for the knock-out stages.
For that reason, it would be great if we could get Ewen Fields rocking and build an atmosphere that will inspire our youngsters to victory. These players could be gracing the Etihad Stadium over the next few years, and you can say that you saw them first if you make it down to the game.
Tickets are available online now to all supporters, priced as follows:
Reserved Seating - £5 Adults, £1 Concessions
Terraces Standing - £3 Adults, £1 Concessions
Don’t miss your chance to see City’s stars of the future and help them qualify for the latter stages of youth football’s Champions League equivalent.