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Five Liverpool players were involved in England's final warm-up match for the World Cup on Saturday – a frustrating goalless draw against Honduras in Miami.
With 22 minutes played in the first half, Daniel Sturridge was inches away from breaking the deadlock, directing wide from the edge of the box after being released via a smart dummy.
Seconds later, the match at the Sun Life Stadium was temporarily halted as a precaution; an electrical storm was taking place immediately above the arena, forcing a stoppage.
The action resumed around 45 minutes on, and the Three Lions remained the more likely to open the scoring, despite the physical exertions and strong challenges of their opponents.
Gerrard was withdrawn at half-time, while Sturridge searched for the top corner with a delicate lob from the left side of the penalty area but watched the effort drift off target.
A second yellow card for Brayan Beckeles handed England a numerical advantage for the final quarter of the encounter, before a Liverpool connection almost brought a goal.
Glen Johnson surged forward along the right flank and planted a swooping cross onto the head of Anfield colleague Sturridge, who failed to keep the diversion down.
Rickie Lambert was introduced with 12 minutes remaining on the clock, but Roy Hodgson's charges could not find a method of getting through Honduras.
Their focus now switches to the tournament in Brazil and an opening clash with Italy in Group D, on Saturday June 14 in Manaus.
Author: @shawct Tagged:
, World Cup
, daniel sturridge
, glen johnson
, jordan henderson
, steven gerrard
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