Steven Gerrard tastes victory in first derby as Liverpool U18s manager
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 22/09/17 10:04pm
Steven Gerrard tasted victory in his first derby as Liverpool U18s manager, leading his side to a 3-1 win over Everton on Friday evening.
Having dominated possession the young Reds found themselves behind to Everton striker Anthony Gordon's goal just before half-time at a rain-swept Kirkby academy.
However, with 20 minutes remaining two goals from 16-year-old Curtis Jones, one a brilliant half-volley from a corner, turned the match around within the space of two minutes before Rafael Camacho added a third late on.
Gerrard admitted his first derby victory as Liverpool U18s manager was not quite as satisfying as those he registered as a player, but he took great pride from the performance of his players in the 3-1 win.
"I don't think anything will ever replace being out there yourself and playing, especially in front of all the supporters," said former Reds captain Gerrard, whom Jones raced to celebrate with on scoring his second.
"To win a derby at Goodison or Anfield is a special feeling but I felt every bit of that.
"I am happy and just pleased for the boys because they deserved it and I am so proud of them tonight."
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