Billy Kumetio had a memorable night on Wednesday, as he returned to the Liverpool under-21 team and scored an incredible goal from his own half. The Frenchman had been on loan at Austria Wien, but after 11 games his spell was cut short. On his return, Kumetio netted twice as the young Reds beat Paris Saint-Germain 4-2. His first shot was a stunning 60-yard effort, which flew over the keeper’s head and into the net. Footage of the goal has since emerged, and it is even more impressive than the crowd first imagined. Luke Chambers converted a penalty to make it 2-0 before Kumetio secured his brace with a header and Oludare Olufunwa added a fourth before PSG’s late battle. After the game, Liverpool Under-21 manager Barry Lutas praised Kumetio’s performance, and suggested that he may stay at the club rather than go on loan again. Jarrell Quans’ move could also be on the cards, as Preston manager Ryan Lowe and Bristol Rovers boss Joey Barton visit the AXA training centre. Kumetio will be hoping to continue his impressive form and prove his worth to the club.
Billy Kumetio had a perfect night on his return to the Liverpool under-21 team, including an outrageous goal from his own half.
Kumetio was due to spend the season on loan at Austria Wien, but after 11 games for the Viennese club this month his spell was cut short.
The Frenchman returned to the academy and scored twice on his return on Wednesday night as the young Reds beat Paris Saint-Germain 4-2.
His first shot was stunning: he noticed Lucas Lavalier away from his own line, stood on the edge of the box and fired a 60-yard shot over the keeper into the net.
Although the match was not televised live, footage has now emerged of Kumetio’s goal, which is no less impressive than the crowd imagined.
Luke Chambers converted a penalty to make it 2-0 before Kumetio secured his brace with a header and Oludare Olufunwa added a fourth before PSG’s late battle.
Speaking to reporters after the game, Liverpool Under-21 manager Barry Lutas was asked if he thought Kumetio intended to hit the goalkeeper.
“He said he knew—and frankly, the way he put it, he seemed to mean it!” he replied.
“Anyway, I won’t argue with him.
“He almost scored his hat-trick too. To be honest, he’s a real threat, especially from standard positions.
“The real threat is obviously his size, but he uses his size well in the box. He has a beautiful left leg.”
It is supposed to Kumetio he might go on loan again, but Lutas suggested he might stay now.
“He had a successful loan in terms of the exposure he got,” he added.
“Obviously others may have opportunities to go on loan and maybe he has a little chance to link up a little bit with the club.
“The hires are actually pretty fluid, he had an opportunity to blend in with us again, play a little bit the way we play the quarterback four again.
“So we’ll just see where January takes us.”
of Kumetio return to action could pave the way for Jarrell Quans’ move as Preston manager Ryan Lowe and Bristol Rovers boss Joey Barton visit the AXA training centre.
“He can only perform well and only do what he does,” Levtas said.
“Somebody has to chase it, it really works.
“He works very hard. His progress over the past 12 months, particularly in the defensive line, has been brilliant.
“He worked very hard on his game, especially without possession, controlled the line and was a leader.
“I thought they were both outstanding today.”