LIVERPOOL Reserves' star Jay Spearing was serenaded by the Kop as the Reds’ senior side demolished Real Madrid 4-0 at Anfield tonight.

The former FA Youth Cup winning captain, who could feature against Manchester United Reserves at The Halliwell Jones Stadium on Thursday evening, had been named among the substitutes for the Champions League second phase tie.

But with Liverpool racking up Real Madrid’s biggest European loss in 20 years thanks to goals from Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard (2) and Andrea Dossena and a 5-0 victory on aggregate, manager Rafael Benitez decided to rest some of his first team players and handed a substitute appearance to the 20-year-old midfielder.

Appearing in a clash between two European powerhouses who share a staggering 14 European Cup triumphs between them may have been a daunting prospect, but after replacing inspirational captain Gerrard in the 73rd minute, Spearing set about displaying the qualities fans in Warrington have come to appreciate on a regular basis.

An interception and sweeping pass out to Dirk Kuyt on the right flank was followed by typically dogged tackling from the diminutive Liverpudlian, his efforts creating a chance for Torres that was excellently saved by the impressive Spanish number one Iker Casillas.

Spearing’s determination was rewarded by the Anfield faithful as a chorus of ‘There’s only one Jay Spearing’ rained down from the Kop and echoed around the stadium.

And the promising youngster earned his place in history during another famous European night for the Reds.

Liverpool’s Barclays Premier Reserve League North clash against Manchester United kicks off at 7.30pm at The Halliwell Jones Stadium on Thursday.