Liverpool U23s returned to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over Burnley in a friendly encounter at the Academy on Friday afternoon.

Jack Bearne netted the only goal of the game inside the opening 10 minutes after fine approach play from Ben Woodburn.

"Burnley gave us a tough game, to be fair to them, and it was a great test for the boys," U23s boss Barry Lewtas told

"They were tough and direct but we did well, and the boys knew we had been in a game when they came off the field.

"It was just what we needed and we gave some much-needed minutes to the likes of Morgan Boyes, Billy Koumetio, Jack Walls and Ben.

"It was great to get back to winning ways and I'm pleased for the boys."