When Liverpool qualified for the group stages of the Champions League, not only did they earn themselves in the tournament but they also gained entry into the UEFA Youth League for an U19’s side.

The Reds don’t have a designated U19 side so U18’s manager Steven Gerrard will manage a side composed of eligible players from across the club’s various squads.

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The Reds have submitted a 40-man squad of players eligible to play in the competition and the standout name is Ben Woodburn.

The 17-year-old made headlines during the recent international break when he scored a winning goal for the senior Welsh national side but Liverpool have a plan to look after him at club level by bringing him through slowly.

As such, he could feature in a few UEFA Youth League games under Gerrard this year.

Trent Alexander-Arnold was eligible for selection, but he hasn’t been included in the squad, nor has Ovie Ejaria.

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