Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits playing the kids was always the plan this season.

Rodgers says he will look to buy experience in January.

He said: "The plan between the window closing and January was to see how many of the young, talented players are going to be able to come into our squad - and I've been very, very pleased by the impact they've made.

"They have played with no fear, but I always say young players will run through a barbed wire fence for you. You have seen that in games.

"There is no problem and for me status does not matter. It is what you are like as a player. It doesn't matter how much money you have come for, that doesn't matter to me.

"I will play a 17-year-old if he fights and he has quality."