Pacheco, Simon, Nemeth
THEY may have not been names that fans recognised - but expect to hear more about some of the Liverpool players who saw off Stanley in the Lancashire FA Canterbury Senior Cup on Monday.
The Merseyside club was largely made up of the FA Youth Cup winning side of 2007 and included Dutch, Spanish, Australian and Argentinian players, tipped for a big future.
They did only have to battle against ten men for 70 minutes after defender Phil Edwards was sent off for bringing down last man Jordy Brouwer.
But their class did tell in the end as they clinched a final place against Manchester United.
John Coleman fielded a strong team with Mark King getting a rare start while youngster Peter Murphy had another go in the heart of the defence and again put in a solid show. Battler Jay Harris also had a good game while winger Bobby Grant put a number of good crosses into the box.
But it was Liverpool who dominated, spraying the ball around well and it was an uphill task for Stanley when Edwards reacted as Dutch striker Brouwer, a product of the Ajax Academy, raced past him and the defender hauled him down.
The referee showed an immediate red - and that was a shame as it then spoilt the game as a contest.
Accrington did do well to contain the visitors initially with a make-shift back line of Andy Todd as centre half, Harris right back, King at the left and Murphy in the centre.
Jay Spearing, who has come through the ranks at Liverpool, had a couple of long range efforts at goal and Craig Lindfield was a threat - he scored against Stanley for Notts County last season and played for Chester against the Reds this campaign.
But Liverpool finally made the breakthrough just before half time.
Sub Graham Branch gave the ball away, Liverpool broke and Daniel Pacheco, a highly-rated teenage Spaniard, finished well for the opener.
He was involved in the second after the break when he found Hungarian youngster Andras Simon who fired past Ian Dunbavin from the edge of the area.
Stanley were struggling to get near the visiting goal but a King ball in was almost turned into the net by Branch before Paul Mullin’s shot was handled on the line by Ryan Flynn with ten minutes left. The Scot was shown a straight red.
Andy Procter has been reliable from the penalty spot this season but Aussie keeper Dean Bouzanis dived low to somehow keep his effort out of the bottom corner.
Sub Leighton McGivern and Todd, with a mazy run, both came close but Hungarian hot prospect Krisztian Nemeth wrapped up the game.
STANLEY: Dunbavin, Todd, Edwards, Murphy, King, Harris, Grant (McGivern), Craney (Branch), Mannix (Procter), Mullin, Whalley. Subs not used: Fearon, Turner
Liverpool: Bouzanis, Darby, Irwin, San Jose, Huth (Insua 24), Kelly, Lindfield, Spearing (Pacheco 33), Brouwer (Nemeth 77), Simon, Flynn. Subs not used: Gulacsi