You bet. Look at Liverpool’s roster: It’s stocked with first-team reserves, which means the Reds are serious about their bid for the Lamar Hunt Super Cup (for the Super Group winner).
Here’s how these foreign glamour teams are put together for Dallas Cup. They take some players from the first-team reserves (those still young enough to be eligible) and some “academy” players. The academy players are still in the team’s youth developmental program. They still have some work to do in order to earn a professional contract.
Well, Liverpool’s roster is almost exclusively reserve team fellows. Among them:
Forward Craig Lindfield, who has already appeared for England’s Under-19 national team. He’ll be fun to watch.
Defender Stephen Darby, whom Liverpool took as a backup into a Champions League match earlier this year.
Defender Emiliano Insua, who has already appeared for Argentina’s Under-20s.
You can look up more info on any of those players at Liverpool’s web site. They (and others here in Dallas) are listed among the team’s First Team Squad Profiles.
Liverpool plays tonight at the stadium at 7 p.m.