Liverpool Under 18s have lost out on the league to Manchester City in an under-whelming season for the young Reds.

With three games remaining, Marc Bridge-Wilkinson’s side sit comfortably in second place but made a disappointing exit in the sixth round of the FA Youth Cup in a seven-goal-thriller against Chelsea.

This season has seen a plethora of fresh players introduced who have showcased their talents.

And the side could have achieved a lot more, according to commanding centre half Lee Jonas.

The English youth International said: “The season is not finished and we would like to push until the end of the season but obviously it’s very disappointing.

“We should have went further in the FA Youth Cup.

“I feel like we were contenders to win it. It was just unfortunate the time that it came and for myself personally it was my second game back.

“We have definitely under-achieved this season.”

Lee Jonas captaining England under-18's - courtesy of Lee Jonas
Lee Jonas captaining England under-18’s – courtesy of Lee Jonas

In terms of his individual performance and hopes for the future, Jonas added: “I think I have done alright this season but for progress I don’t feel like I have improved a lot this season on the ball?

“I think understanding and maturity of the game I have developed a lot.

“I want to establish myself in the Under 23s next season and apply myself in the first team and show what I have got.”

On the influence of his aunt Natasha Jonas, the 17-year-old said: “She is a big influence and my whole family is in sports.

“I feel like everyone in my family has contributed to sports so they are a big help towards being professional.”

Jonas said the Reds young player of the season has been Oakley Cannonier.

He added: “No doubt Oakley has found his way of netting and not many people can stop him.

“He is so agile and quick off the spot it is hard for any defender to live with him.”

Cannonier is famously the ball boy who quickly distributed the ball for Trent Alexander-Arnold’s quickly taken corner.

So this may not have been the last time he plays a big part in Liverpool’s story.