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      Reds in the EFL trophy 19/20

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      Reds in the EFL trophy 19/20
      Aug 02, 2019 06:15:04 pm
      So dunno if it's worth a thread but hey,first group game is wednesday,https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/49206450.Hoever,Larouchi,Lewis,Duncan,Sepp,VDB all moved over from the preseason squad.Accrington and Fleetwood are the other teams in the group.No clue if these games get the streaming service.
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      Re: Reds in the EFL trophy 19/20
      Reply #1: Aug 02, 2019 07:06:34 pm
      So dunno if it's worth a thread but hey,first group game is wednesday,https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/49206450.Hoever,Larouchi,Lewis,Duncan,Sepp,VDB all moved over from the preseason squad.Accrington and Fleetwood are the other teams in the group.No clue if these games get the streaming service.

      Accrington with a team full of scousers and managed by a red and Fleetwood managed by Joey Barton should be fun.
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      Reply #2: Aug 03, 2019 06:39:03 am
      Accrington with a team full of scousers and managed by a red and Fleetwood managed by Joey Barton should be fun.

      I'm very interested in how we do against these teams. It's similar to how the top German clubs have their reserves play in a third tier league, only there's just the three games guaranteed for us. I reckon, Hoever,  Van Den Berg, Larouci, Lewis, Jones, Elliott, Duncan and perhaps Brewster will play in this. Not sure if Nat Phillips will play in this because anyone over 21 has to have played so much with the first team.

      But I think the competition is valuable and I'd almost rather keep those young players around until January to give them the chance to play in this competition and maybe some in the League Cup as well.

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      Reply #3: Aug 03, 2019 08:50:41 am
      i think Klopp has looked at the previous seasons were we have been dumped out the cups in the early stages and seen the negative effect it has on the young squad players getting first team opportunities. This competition although it being u23's they are playing against 1st teams who will look to raise their game and lets be honest when we play a team from L1 & L2 we tend to use most our u23's.
      So this competition including the early rounds of the league cup and FA cup should provide 6-8 actual first team games where the pressure to win is more intense.
      Good luck boys!
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      Re: Reds in the EFL trophy 19/20
      Reply #4: Aug 03, 2019 12:51:55 pm
      So dunno if it's worth a thread but hey,first group game is wednesday,https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/49206450.Hoever,Larouchi,Lewis,Duncan,Sepp,VDB all moved over from the preseason squad.Accrington and Fleetwood are the other teams in the group.No clue if these games get the streaming service.

      The link is incorrect, but does go to a Liverpool article.



      The EFL Trophy (English Football League Trophy) is an annual English association football knockout competition open to the 48 clubs in EFL League One and EFL League Two, the third and fourth tiers of the English football league system and, since the 2016–17 season, 16 under-21 sides from Premier League and EFL Championship clubs.[1] It is the third most prestigious knockout trophy in English football after the FA Cup and EFL Cup.

      It began in the 1983–84 season as the Associate Members' Cup, but in 1992, after the lower-division clubs became full members of the Football League, it was renamed the Football League Trophy. The competition replaced the short-lived Football League Group Cup. It was renamed again in 2016, as the EFL Trophy.[1] The competition has been associated with a title sponsor since its second season: currently, it is known as the Checkatrade Trophy.[2]

      The first draws are made in August, then the competition runs as 16 regional groups, each containing four teams. The top two from each group qualify for the knockout stages before the two winners meet in late March or early April in the final at England's national stadium, Wembley. The basic north/south format of the competition has existed since its beginnings, with some Midlands clubs fluctuating between the north and south draws each season. Other details have varied over the years, including in some years inviting clubs from the semi-professional Conference Premier, and holding a round-robin group stage prior to moving into knockout rounds.

      The current (2018–19) champions are Portsmouth, who beat Sunderland 5–4 on penalties in the 2019 final to win the competition for the first time. The most successful club is Bristol City, who have lifted the trophy three times, in 1986, 2003 and 2015, and were finalists in 1987 and 2000.

      Current format
      64 teams enter from Round One, including all 48 teams from League One and League Two, along with 16 category 1 Premier League and 1 EFL Championship academy/under-21 sides. The competition now features 16 regional groups of four teams (with eight groups in each of Northern and Southern sections), with the top two from each group progressing to the knockout stages, the first two rounds of which remain regionalised before an open draw from the quarter-finals onwards.

      During the group phase, if the scores are level at the end of the match, then penalties are taken immediately without recourse to extra time. The winning team is awarded 2 points and the losing team 1 point.





      We are in Northern Group B, and the 1st game is against Oldham Wednesday, 7th Aug away.
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      Reply #6: Aug 06, 2019 09:27:43 pm
      Disappointed there is no coverage of this.
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      Reply #7: Aug 07, 2019 12:45:41 am
      Disappointed there is no coverage of this.

      Yeah, who is the fanatic ready to go to Oldham and live blog it for us? I would chip in to help with train fare.
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      Reply #8: Aug 07, 2019 02:53:49 am
      Wondering about the lineup. I expect Van Den Berg, Larouci, Hoever to play in the back. Might see Duncan and Elliott up front and maybe Brewster as well as he probably doesn't make the bench Friday night. If we haven't loaned Curtis Jones I suppose he could play as well.
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      Reply #9: Aug 07, 2019 07:37:09 am
      Wondering about the lineup. I expect Van Den Berg, Larouci, Hoever to play in the back. Might see Duncan and Elliott up front and maybe Brewster as well as he probably doesn't make the bench Friday night. If we haven't loaned Curtis Jones I suppose he could play as well.

      There are some short highlights on lfctv on Thursday so would imagine they should be on the offal as well. Good chance for kids to step out of the relatively cosseted world of academy football
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      Reply #10: Aug 07, 2019 11:38:24 am
      This is great, my home club Motherwell, have our u21s (colts) play in a similar cup in scotland, its great for the kids, getting experience v proper pro\semi pro players.
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      Reply #11: Aug 07, 2019 12:45:33 pm
      Live on LFC tv go from 7 tonight
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      Reply #12: Aug 07, 2019 04:15:35 pm
      Think ill watch this tonight now.
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      Reply #13: Aug 07, 2019 07:21:36 pm
      up 1-0 after 4 minutes,Williams.Couldn't find a stream cos it's on lfctvgo.oh well. oldham just equalized.
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      Reply #14: Aug 07, 2019 07:53:44 pm
      2-2 at half time. Look good going forward.  Duncan and jones going close but look a bit leaky at the back. Harvey elliott equalised but has been pretty quiet.
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      Reply #15: Aug 07, 2019 09:11:43 pm
      Lost 3-2.
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      Reply #16: Oct 28, 2019 07:10:22 pm
      Gotta game against Accrington Stanley tomorrow just to throw a spanner in the league cup team selection.think we can still go through with a win.
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      Reply #17: Oct 29, 2019 12:06:05 am
      Live on lfctv from 7.40 tomorrow
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      Reply #18: Oct 29, 2019 02:43:17 pm

      Mostly a U18 team tonight you reckon?
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      Reply #19: Oct 29, 2019 06:01:06 pm
      Crazy that these games keep getting put on same week as the League cup thus limiting our selections
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      Reply #20: Oct 29, 2019 07:18:50 pm
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      Reply #21: Oct 29, 2019 10:15:48 pm

      5-2 loss and the club are out of the competition. It would have been nice if the U23s could have played against these older first team footballers, but most of the  matches were in the same week as the League Cup fixtures and clearly Jürgen is going with all U23s on the bench along with U23s and backup first team players in the starting XI. So only the U18s were left.

      Theoretically playing against older players is a good experience for these young players, but there may be a point when 16 and 17-year olds who are still growing are just too overwhelmed physically by their fully mature counterparts. I didn't see the entire match but the section I saw toward the end of the first half and the first 20 minutes or so of the 2nd I was starting to think it was a bit too challenging for our kids.

      Hopefully it is still a learning experience for them. Tom Hill and Layton Stewart look promising.
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      Reply #22: Oct 30, 2019 02:15:34 pm
      Might as well put this one in the junk cupboard till next year.Dunno if it was worth entering or if we'll be back in it next season. :confused-smiley-013:
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      Reply #23: Oct 31, 2019 04:19:29 pm
      As noted above, playing the 18s was great experience for them, the u23s are basically the league cup team.
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      Reply #24: Oct 31, 2019 06:11:41 pm
      For me it's a worthwhile exercise. Playing against senior pros in competitive games

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