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Thailand v Liverpool


28 Jul 2013, KO: 11:40

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Post That’s all from us in Bangkok today and indeed from the summer tour of Indonesia, Australia and Thailand. Thank you for following our coverage during the past 13 days. We’ll be back next Saturday for the small matter of Steven Gerrard’s testimonial. YNWA.
Post Goalscorer and captain Gerrard spoke to LFC TV after the game, here’s what he had to say: “You only have to look at the level of support we have everywhere we go. It just goes to show how big this football club is and how privileged we all are to be a part of the first-team.”
Post That victory draws Liverpool’s memorable summer tour to a close as the Reds maintain their 100 percent winning record in this year’s pre-season.
90 FULL-TIME: It's all over as the Reds secure yet another pre-season victory to end their summer tour in style. Stay tuned to liverpoolfc.com for post-match reaction and highlights of the game.
88 Crossbar again! Gerrard's initial shot is knocked back into his path by the 'keeper, allowing the skipper the opportunity to chip the ball over the custodian again - this time he's denied by the woodwork.
87 The Reds are calmly playing the ball around the pitch as they look to close out another resounding pre-season victory.
82 Mignolet comfortably smothers a long-range effort as the Reds maintain their three-goal cushion with ease.
81 Suarez attempts an audacious curling shot that soars just wide.
80 Substitution: Luis Alberto for Joe Allen:
78 The crowd roars as Suarez steps up to take a free-kick!
77 Suarez has displayed some thoroughly impressive touches since being brought on.
75 A back-heeled pass from Gerrard deflects into the path of Ibe who drills a shot that flies into the side-netting.
72 Great save! Ibe finds Henderson with an accurate cross that the midfielder sweeps towards goal but is denied by the palm of the diving ‘keeper.
69 So close! Suarez meets Gerrard's free-kick with a header that crashes off the crossbar!
69 Substitution: Jordan Henderson for Philippe Coutinho:
69 Substitution: Martin Skrtel for Kolo Toure:
66 Jordan Henderson is preparing to come on.
63 Cheers have been ringing around the ground every time Suarez has touched the ball so far.
61 Substitution: Luis Suarez for Fabio Borini:
60 Substitution: Jordon Ibe for Iago Aspas:
59 GOAL! Steven Gerrard: The skipper cleverly chips the ball over the Thailand 'keeper after Aspas drew the custodian out of his net and teed the Reds captain up.
57 Enrique shows admirable determination as he retains possession under pressure from several Thailand defenders before laying the ball across to Joe Allen.
55 Fabio Borini appears to be clipped in the box but the referee ignores penalty claims from the crowd.
53 Luis Suarez begins warming up and is met by rapturous applause from Liverpool fans in the ground.
50 Aspas joins Coutinho in finding the net three times in pre-season after previous strikes against Preston North End and Melbourne Victory.
49 GOAL! Iago Aspas: The Spaniard side-foots past Thailand's 'keeper after a pinpoint pass by Coutinho.
47 No changes for Rodgers’ side just yet as he leads with the same team that began the first half.
46 SECOND HALF: Thailand get us back underway here in Bangkok!
45 A huge sheet in the form of Liverpool’s new home shirt is being passed along by the Reds fans as Brendan Rodgers’ side prepare to enter the field of play for the second half.
45 Coutinho is the first player score in the new home, away and third kits!
45 @JamesPearceEcho: HT: 1-0 to #LFC in Bangkok. Another moment of magic from Coutinho puts Reds on course to extend 100% pre-season record.
45 HALF-TIME: The referee blows his whistle to signal the break, with Coutinho's stunning opener all that separates the sides so far.
43 Intricate passing from the Reds results in a dangerous cross being drilled across the face of goal; unfortunately, the ball is not met as Thailand breathe a sigh of relief.
40 Johnson is typically bursting forward in impressive fashion as the full-back skips away from several challenges before laying the ball across to Gerrard whose through ball is cleared away.
36 Mignolet does well to palm away a dangerous corner before diving across the face of goal to prevent a powerful shot that was destined for the corner.
34 Coutinho threatens to double his and Liverpool’s tally but his precise attempt is blocked.
33 After a testing cross from Jose Enrique, the Thailand goalkeeper leaps up to punch away the ball under pressure from the onrushing Aspas.
30 After a short period of pressure from Thailand, the Reds have nullified their threat and have continued to thread the ball around with ease.
26 Thailand come close to drawing the scores level after Teerasil shifts the ball inside before firing it narrowly wide from 20 yards.
24 @JBcommentator: Coutinho is very, very special.....what a goal that is...outrageous
23 The hungry Reds continue to press in search of another goal as they win another corner.
18 That's Coutinho's third goal of pre-season. The 21-year-old continues to dazzle Reds fans ahead of the new season!
16 GOAL! Philippe Coutinho: The Brazilian skips through multiple challenges before calmly tucking the ball into the corner of the net.
15 After calm build-up play, Fabio Borini meets a cross with a flicked volley that the ‘keeper blocks at the near post.
14 The Reds are looking increasingly confident on the ball as they continue to dominate possession and push forward.
11 Steven Gerrard is denied the chance to shoot from close range after meeting Philippe Coutinho's corner as the Thailand defence clear the danger.
9 Iago Aspas comes within inches of breaking the deadlock as his goal-bound shot deflects over the crossbar.
8 Simon Mignolet has been tested for the first time in this encounter as the Belgian has to smother a 30-yard strike after some neat passing from the Thailand midfield.
4 The Reds have remained composed and dominated possession so far in this match amid a vociferous atmosphere within the ground.
1 Liverpool make a positive start as Glen Johnson surges forward and whips in a dangerous cross that is cleared away.
1 KICK-OFF: We're underway in Bangkok!
Pre The players have been welcomed with a wonderful rendition of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ by Reds fans in Bangkok. We’re just about to get underway here at the Rajamangala National Stadium.
Pre "I targeted this game to get some players 90 minutes. I'll make some changes in the match, but it won't be like before," he said.
Pre Brendan Rodgers had a quick chat with LFC TV prior to today's game. He's looking for certain players to play the whole game and plans to make fewer substitutions than previous pre-season clashes.
Pre Substitutes: Jones, Skrtel, Kelly, Flanagan, Suarez, Spearing, Wisdom, Robinson, Henderson, Alberto, Downing, Sterling, Ibe, Coates, Assaidi, Ward.
Pre The Reds team in full is: Mignolet, Enrique, Agger, Toure, Johnson, Lucas, Allen, Gerrard, Coutinho, Aspas, Borini.
Pre TEAM NEWS – Philippe Coutinho and Kolo Toure are back in the Liverpool line-up for the Reds’ clash against the Thailand national team.
Pre Don’t forget, we will have confirmed team news for you first, right here, at around 10.10am.
Pre Stay on this page during the match for live text and audio commentary throughout the game. We will also bring you live photos from Bangkok once the action gets underway, plus a comprehensive report after the final whistle.
Pre Visit the Liverpoolfc.com homepage or LFCtour.com for the latest news and features from Thailand, including Joe Allen and Stewart Downing’s tour review, footage of the team in training and Fabio Borini’s final instalment of his tour diary.
Pre Once the match has finished, we want to hear your views on our phone-in show, when presenter Mark Benstead will be joined by John Aldridge and Roy Evans.
Pre This match is not being aired on LFC TV but will be available to stream online for LFC TV Online subscribers. Our coverage begins at 10.45am with ‘Countdown to Kick Off’.
Pre Now, after almost two weeks on tour, the squad will conclude their trip at the Rajamangala National Stadium – with kick-off scheduled for 11.40am BST.
Pre It has been a positive pre-season for the Reds to date, with wins over Preston North End, an Indonesia XI and Melbourne Victory secured without conceding a goal.
Pre Welcome to the Liverpoolfc.com match centre, where we’ll bring you minute-by-minute updates of Liverpool’s final clash of their 2013 summer tour, against the Thailand national team in Bangkok.