Liverpool strike starlet Michael Ngoo dropped a major hint to manager Roy Hodgson last night.

While the senior side struggled to a 0-0 draw in the Europa League group match against Utrecht at Anfield, the Liverpool junior side were making a statement at Meadow Lane in the FA Youth Cup.

Michael Ngoo was the star of the show for the young Reds, scoring twice for Rodolfo Borrell's side in a fine team performance. Wonderkid Raheem Sterling was also on the scoresheet with a fine effort, whilst Krisztian Adorjan had opened the scoring.

"It is a great result for us and we are very pleased with how the lads applied themselves. In the first 20 minutes we played fantastic football and deserved to go ahead," Borrell told

"We scored three great goals and illustrated what a good team we can be against an opponent who had been unbeaten in their last 11 matches."

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has been heavily linked with strikers ahead of the opening of the January transfer window, with the Anfield chief searching for an attacking foil for Fernando Torres.

New owners NESV are thought to have provided Hodgson with transfer money to spend, but the Liverpool youngsters dropped a timely reminder that the Melwood Academy continues to develop fine players on Merseyside.

Signed in September 2009 from Southend, 18-year-old Ngoo opted for Liverpool over Manchester United, and is building an impressive reputation for himself after some fine performances for the second string last term.

With pace to burn, good technique and the ability to finish, the player's double strike is the latest sign that he could soon be considered for first team duties at Liverpool.

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