Paul Glatzel and Abdi Sharif both returned from injury to feature in Liverpool U23s' 3-1 win over Salford City in a friendly on Tuesday afternoon.
Goals from Joe Hardy and second-half substitutes Layton Stewart and Billy Koumetio gave the young Reds the victory at the Academy.*
Glatzel played the opening hour of the contest, marking his first appearance since November, while Sharif was withdrawn seven minutes later.*
Barry Lewtas' side entered half-time a goal down but, after an excellent save from goalkeeper Liam Hughes, drew level in the 63rd minute thanks to Hardy's composed finish.*
Stewart then came off the bench to give Liverpool the lead before Koumetio made sure of the win with a fine strike in the aftermath of a corner.
Speaking to post-match, Lewtas said: “It was a good workout for us and we scored some really good goals.*
“It was great to see Paul and Abdi back and they will take a lot from that. Tony Gallacher got some minutes after his ankle injury, so it was great to see him back.*
“Joe Hardy played his first 90 minutes for a while and scored, so that’s pleasing.”