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2013-04-26T06:00:00 Updated 2015-02-19T00:50:12

Potts planning to down Reds

West Ham United complete their slate of Barclays U18 Premier League home fixtures for 2012/13 by hosting Liverpool on Saturday.

The Reds will visit Little Heath for an 11am kick-off as Steve Potts' side contest their penultimate match of the season against the FA Youth Cup semi-finalists.

The game will see the Hammers' second-year scholars play their final game for the Club at Little Heath and Potts hopes his older charges sign-off their Academy careers with a victory.

"In my eyes, Liverpool are a massive club," said Potts. "When you look back at how successful they were, they were the equivalent of Manchester United nowadays. They are a great club and will provide good opposition and a good test for the boys.

"It could be the last chance for some of them over at Little Heath and hopefully they will move on to the Development Squad and the first team from there."

Like West Ham, Liverpool have a reputation for bringing through plenty of home-grown stars. This term, no fewer than ten Academy graduates have appeared for Brendan Rodgers' first team, while the club's youngsters pushed Chelsea all the way in the FA Youth Cup semi-finals.

"They bring the players through and the look like they have got a good crop this year," added Potts. "They got through to the FA Youth Cup semi-finals, where the lost to a very strong Chelsea side up there with the best in the country."

For the U18s manager himself, he is naturally eager to sign-off his first half-season in charge of the youth team with a good performance and a victory.

"It would be fantastic if we can do that. We had a good game up there where Liverpool narrowly beat us [1-0 on 16 March]. We gave a good account of ourselves up there and hopefully we can do so again on Saturday."

Kick-off at Little Heath is at 11am, with parking and admission both free of charge.

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