The 19-year-old, who missed 2019-20 due to an ACL injury, came on as a 62nd minute replacement for Jack Bearne during the game at Boreham Wood FC.

Tom Clayton scored the only goal of the game as Barry Lewtas’ side kept up their winning momentum after last weekend’s impressive win over Chelsea.

The Gunners fielded the likes of summer signing William Saliba at the back and Folarin Balogun, who only made his first-team debut the previous night in Europe against Dundalk.

The home side started brightly and had an early chance when Balogun cut in from the left and fired an effort just over the bar.

Lewtas’ side began to show their quality and the Reds took the lead on 29 minutes when Clayton pounced to make it 1-0.

With Sepp Van den Berg a rock-solid figure at the back and Clayton impressing again in a holding midfield role in the absence of the suspended Leighton Clarkson, the young Reds held on for a deserved victory.

Liverpool U23s: Kelleher, Bradley, Beck, Van den Berg, Savage, Clayton, Bearne (Glatzel, 62), Dixon-Bonner (Sharif, 77), Longstaff (Ritaccio, 90), Cain, Millar.

Unused substitutes: Winterbottom, O’Rourke.