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Liverpool defender Jarell Quansah fires England into Euro Under-19 final

Young Liverpool defender Jarell Quansah has fired England’s Under-19 side into the European Under-19 Championship final.

The Three Lions came from behind to beat Italy 2-1 in their semi-final after being a goal behind at half-time. Bristol City midfielder Alex Scott equalised after the break before Quansah headed home to set up a final showdown against either France or Israel.

The winner came eight minutes from the end of normal time. An in-swinging corner was headed on at the near post and Quansah was on hand to head home into an empty net and give England the lead for the first time in the game, something they were able to hold on to for the 10 minutes of the match.

The centre-back is yet to make his senior debut for Liverpool but was named on the bench for last December’s Premier League clash at Tottenham Hotspur, which ended 2-2. Quansah was also part of the first-team squad for the Carabao Cup tie at home to Leicester City, which Jurgen Klopp’s side won on penalties on their way to winning the trophy.

The 19-year-old hails from Warrington and has been with the Reds since the age of five. He captained the Under-18s to the FA Youth Cup final in 2021, where they were beaten by Aston Villa, and has now made the step to the Under-23s.

Quansah is joined in the England squad for the European Under-19 Championship by Liverpool club-mates, goalkeeper Harvey Davies and fellow defender Luke Chambers, who did not start in the dramatic win over Italy, although the latter came on late on.

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