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Liverpool v City EDS: Match preview

The young Blues are in action again on Sunday when they travel to Merseyside.

City EDS travel to Anfield on Sunday to take on Liverpool in the Barclays U21 Premier League, 2pm kick off (GMT).

Simon Davies’ side will be looking to secure all three points in the red half of Merseyside knowing that a win could move them up to third in the league.

The EDS will be in high confidence going into the game having picked up a victory in their last outing, a 3-1 win against Reading at the Academy Stadium.

Goals from Ashley Smith-Brown, Aleix Garcia and Bersant Celina ensured that Davies claimed his second win since taking over from Patrick Vieira.

Speaking ahead of the game, Captain George Glendon says it will be a great experience to walk the team out at Anfield as he completes one of his aims of his career: “It’s going to be great leading the team out at Anfield. It’s a stadium I’ve wanted to play at for a long while, so it’s going to be a good feeling.

“We’ve played at the Etihad and Old Trafford before, it gives us an extra boost to play at grounds like that. Hopefully the team can play well and we’ll get the three points.”

The 20-year old is in an optimistic mood ahead of the trip to Anfield and is hopefuly of another three points to move them closer to leaders Sunderland.

He told mcfc.co.uk: “It’s a big game for us, it’s always a big game playing against the likes of Liverpool. We had a nice little break from our three-game spell and we’re ready to go now.

“I’m optimistic ahead of the game and a win could see us move up to third. We want to do well in the league, as well as the Manchester Senior Cup, we want to get the three points that will see us climb the table.”

The Heald Green-born midfielder has seen a number of his EDS team mates make their debuts for the first team in recent weeks and he describes it as a big boost to the rest of the squad, who are looking to push themselves to the elite level.

He added: “It gives us a massive boost. We’ve seen Bersant, Angelino and Cameron (Humphreys) make their debuts in recent weeks so it gives us a big boost in pushing ourselves towards the level of the first team.”

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