Liverpool U21 coach Barry Lewtas praised their senior players after victory over Leicester City.
The U21s’ starting line-up included Nathaniel Phillips, Arthur Melo and Fabio Carvalho as the trio of senior squad members gained match minutes.
“That’s obviously what sometimes this group can do. We talk about it a lot: we’re in the same building, we work closely together on how we want to play,” said Lewtas.
“It gives players an opportunity if they need minutes to come in and play some minutes and play in the way we play. So, it was really good.
“They’re top-level professionals. They add to our group as well, not just in terms of our performance but our young lads get to see what elite looks like.
“It works both ways. We can give them some minutes but they’re able to show us their professionalism and why they are where they are.”