Liverpool academy coach Hughie McAuley was happy for his young players to train with the senior squad last week.

The likes of Lauri Dalla Valle and Nathan Eccleston were involved in a closed-doors friendly at Melwood on Friday.

McAuley told "We spent a couple of days up at Melwood this week which gave our lads a chance to train with the likes of Jamie Carragher, Lucas and Fabio Aurelio which was a fantastic opportunity for them, and they will have gained a lot from that."