Decided to start a new thread so we can see how or reserve team is doing this season. I will start with last weeks game against Wigan Athletic. LIVERPOOL 0 - 0 WIGAN Liverpool Reserves were held to a goalless draw by Wigan in their first Barclays Premier Reserve League North outing of 2010-11 on Wednesday afternoon. The game - which was switched from an evening kick-off at Prenton Park to an afternoon clash at the Academy - turned out to be a low-key affair. McMahon had to start the season without the likes of Andre Wisdom, Jonjo Shelvey and Michael Ngoo, who are all away with various England youth teams. The injured Tom Ince and Daniel Ayala were also absent, as well as the talented young Spaniard Suso, who hasn't yet got international clearance to play in the league. The team that did take to the perfect Academy pitch included Jay Spearing and Dani Pacheco as part of a new policy intended to give fringe first-team players more minutes for the second string. The early exchanges saw Spearing and skipper Steven Irwin spraying balls forward to Nathan Eccleston without too much success. Instead it was from a corner that Liverpool created their first serious opportunity, European U19 Championship winner Chris Mavinga heading wide from Pacheco's corner. Another Pacheco delivery caused havoc on 14 minutes as three Reds players attacked the ball. It was David Amoo who ultimately connected but his header floated harmlessly over. The home side were dominating possession without really threatening the experienced Mike Pollitt in goal, though Pacheco did have a curling free-kick saved. The first scare at the other end came midway through the half when Callum McManaman shot after finding a yard in the box. Goalkeeper Martin Hansen spilled, allowing a follow up effort which Irwin did brilliantly to clear off the line. McMahon's hopes of starting 2010-11 with a win were dented on 43 minutes when Nikola Saric left the field on a stretcher after a strong but not malicious tackle from former Liverpool youngster Jordan Mustoe. And things almost went from bad to worse on the brink of half-time when Wigan full-back Adam Buxton rattled the crossbar with a neatly taken free-kick from the 18-yard line. It was Wigan who attacked first in the second period when Scouser Jordan Rugg nodded an inviting delivery wide on 51 minutes. Liverpool countered with a superb dribble from Pacheco, whose cross was diverted behind for a corner just before Amoo could pounce. Substitute Alex Cooper lashed well over the bar on 66 minutes after good work from Jack Robinson, as once again Liverpool failed to convert possession into goals. The final chance fell to Emmanuel Mendy but his injury-time blast never bothered Pollitt. Liverpool Star man: Dani Pacheco Liverpool Reserves: Hansen, Flanagan, Robinson, Irwin, (cap), Mavinga, Darby, Amoo (Mendy 65), Spearing, Saric (Cooper 43), Pacheco, Eccleston (Palsson 79). Subs not used: Bouzanis, Roberts.