Signing off

Thanks very much for joining us. We’ll have a full report later this afternoon. All the best for Christmas - and see you at Solihull.

FULL-TIME: Chester FC 1 Liverpool U23s 2

The Reds starlets have come from behind to win this festive friendly. Deservedly, too.

Nearly a third

The Reds open the Blues up and Liam Roberts denies Ben Woodburn, saving with his feet.

Wake-up call

After falling behind, Liverpool’s youngsters have been impressive.

Added time

It will be two minutes.

Lively introduction

Jack Dunn straight into the action, testing Liam Roberts at his near post.

Double change

For Liverpool, with Jack Dunn and Nathaniel Phillips on for Juanma Garcia and Cameron Brannagan.

Subs

Madger Gomes is on for Liverpool, Sheyi Ojo coming off. Moments earlier the Blues brought on youngsters Tom Crawford and Nathan Brown, with Will Marsh and trialist Erik Sousa the players to make way.

GOAL 2-1 Liverpool Cameron Brannagan 74mins

Some strike, but Liam Roberts should have done better, seemingly losing the flight of the midfielder’s 25-yard shot mid-air. May have taken a deflection, though.

Brave boy

Blaine Hudson taking one for the team to block a thunderous effort from Joe Gomez.

Good effort

Chester’s goalscorer Tomi Adeloye stings the hands of Shamal George. Decent hit. Remains 1-1.

How did that happen?

Evan Horwood was adjudged to have fouled Sheyi Ojo in the box. He’s been their dangerman.

GOAL 1-1 Liverpool Harry Wilson 66 mins

The Liverpool captain sends Liam Roberts the wrong way.

Penalty to Liverpool

The Reds have the chance to level.

Attendance

It’s 473. Looks more here than that.

Play to the whistle

What’s the old adage? Play to the whistle. Liverpool didn’t and they were punished.

What a strange goal

The linesman flagged for a foul against Jamie Morgan. The referee, however, overruled his decision, and with the Liverpool players stopping dead, Morgan crossed for fellow trialist Tomi Adeloye to head into the empty net.

GOAL! 1-0 Chester FC Tomi Adeloye 55mins

The on-trial striker puts the Blues ahead in bizarre circumstances.

Let-off

Ben Woodburn blazes over for Liverpool after trialist Erik Sousa gave the ball away in a dangerous position.

Change for the Reds

Corey Whelan is on for France international Mamadou Sakho.

Roberts to the rescue

The Blues keeper is winning his battle with Sheyi Ojo, saving from the Liverpool winger again.

Four subs

Trialist Jamie Morgan, Ryan Astles, Evan Horwood and Ryan Lloyd are on for the Blues. Luke George, Sam Hughes, Johnny Hunt and Tom Shaw off.

Off we go again

Second half has kicked-off.

Echo these thoughts

HALF-TIME: Chester FC 0 Liverpool U23s 0

We’re level at the break thanks to a series of saves from Liam Roberts.

Chance goes

But Will Marsh’s free kick hits the wall and is cleared.

One added minute

And the Blues have a free kick in a good position.

And another one

Liam Roberts this time saving at his near post from Cameron Brannagan.

Spoke too soon

Liverpool break and Juanma Garcia, who has looked dangerous from left-back, flashes a shot across goal which Liam Roberts pushes past the post.

Petering out

We’ve got less than two minutes left in the first half of this friendly. It remains 0-0.