Gerrard-led Liverpool side dumps Manchester United out of UEFA Youth League

Steven Gerrard got the better of old foe Nicky Butt as his Liverpool side defeated Manchester United 2-0 in their UEFA Youth League round-of-16 tie on Wednesday.


Rafael Camacho came off the bench to score a lovely long-ranger to seal Liverpool's win. (Representative Image)   -  Getty Images

Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard and former Manchester United midfielder Nicky Butt re-ignited their rivalry on Wednesday, but it was a different affair altogether as neither of them had their cleats on. The two former players, currently in-charge of their club's youth sides, were seen pacing along the touchline as they screamed instructions during the UEFA Youth League round-of-16 tie between the two sides.

It was Gerrard who tasted success on the night as his boys defeated United 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinal. Captain Ben Woodburn put Liverpool ahead with a header in the 11th minute while substitute Rafael Camacho sealed the deal with a lovely curler from the edge of the box in the 77th minute to set up a last-eight clash against Manchester City.

Gerrard was thrilled with the win and admitted it meant a lot to him. "All in all, I think we dominated Manchester United today, and we have some very young players in the team so that was the pleasing thing for me," he said to Evening Standard. “The reason I want this challenge is because I can’t go and find it myself as a player anymore,” he added.

Butt, on the other hand, wasn't too pleased with his boys' performance. "It was disappointing to go out, it was a good competition to stay in," he said. "We had a lot of talent on the pitch and showed we are not a bad team but we got hit with a sucker-punch," he remarked.

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