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Glennon: I'm Excited For It

U23 defender Anthony Glennon is relishing his return to face Liverpool on Sunday

9 November 2018

The U23s travel to Liverpool on Sunday in the Premier League Cup group stages.

The Clarets suffered a 7-1 defeat to Bournemouthin their opening game back in the competition in September.

But they are unbeaten since and have won their last three matches in the Professional Development League.

And left-back Anthony Glennon is looking forward to returning to the club where he spent 10 years after joining as a seven-year old as Burnley bid to get their first Group C points on the board.

Glennon said: "The lads are doing really well at the moment and we have a real chance to bounce back from the defeat at Bournemouth.

"It's also a big opportunity for me to try and prove a point.

"It will be good to be back there, as I know all the lads and still get along with them."

The 18-year old played his last season on Merseyside under club legend and current Rangers manager Steven Gerrard.

And Glennon admitted it was quite a dream to be led by the former Liverpool captain.

"I looked up to him from being a young age and its the club I've supported all my life," he added.

"So, when he came in I was a bit star-struck at first. But it was a great opportunity and experience working with him."

Category-one club Liverpool are also looking for their first win after losing their group opener 1-0 at West Bromwich Albion.

The Clarets last came up against the Reds at Academy level in 2016 in the Lancashire Senior Cup when a strong Liverpool side, including Joe Gomez and Tiago Llori, ran out 4-0 winners.

Liverpool currently sit eighth in the PL2 division and despite a win over Leicester City last weekend - when England international Dominic Solanke was among the goalscorers - have lost four of their last five matches.

The match kicks off at 1:00pm at Liverpool's Academy training ground.

Live updates will be avaliable throughout the match on Twitter (@BurnleyOfficial) followed by reaction and report.

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