Liverpool

LIVERPOOL

0 - 1 Friendly 24th July 2014
Roma

ROMA



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Post It was a good run out for Brendan Rodgers' side who were up against a strong AS Roma side.
Post Emre Can looked lively throughout and made some excellent runs down both flanks.
Post Liverpool had their chances in the 2nd half with Lambert going close on two occasions.
91 FULL TIME - the referee blows the final whistle and AS Roma pick up the victory, here at Fenway Park.
90 Borriello's deflected shot goes past the stranded Brad Jones.
89 GOAL! Marco Borriello:
88 CLOSE: An excellent stop from Brad Jones from Sanabria's shot.
87 Liverpool on the front foot looking to break the deadlock in the final minutes.
85 First Booking: Adam Phillips:
84 Another excellent shift by Coutinho who looked bright throughout.
83 Substitution: Adam Phillips for Philippe Coutinho:
77 Both teams continuing to play at a good tempo.
76 Emre Can has looked impressive in the 2nd half with some excellent runs.
75 Substitution: Jordan Henderson for Joe Allen:
74 Substitution: Suso for Jordon Ibe:
71 Into the last 20mins with both teams looking to break the deadlock.
67 Remember you can catch the Reds' US Tour on LFCTV GO - liverpoolfc.com/video
65 Substitution: Conor Coady for Martin Kelly:
63 CLOSE: Agger goes close from the free-kick and heads wide.
62 Substitution: Antonio Sanabria for Radja Nainggolan:
62 Substitution: Leandro Paredes for Michele Somma:
62 Substitution: Bogdan LobonĊ£ for Lukasz Skorupski:
61 Substitution: Antonio Sanabria for Francesco Totti:
61 Substitution: Salih Ucan for Seydou Keita:
61 Substitution: Marco Borriello for Ashley Cole:
61 Surging run by Peterson breaks out to Coutinho whose shot is blocked.
60 Substitution: Daniel Agger for Sebastian Coates:
59 Substitution: Kristoffer Peterson for Rickie Lambert:
57 Liverpool keeping possession well as Rodgers looking to make further changes.
55 CLOSE: Lambert shot parried by the keeper and cleared, excellent pass by Coutinho.
54 A good tempo to the 2nd half, with both teams playing on the front foot.
53 Totti breaks into the box, an excellent challenge by Skrtel.
53 Substitution: Mattia Destro for Juan Iturbe:
52 Substitution: Alessio Romagnoli for Mehdi Benatia:
51 CLOSE: Lambert shot is blocked, excellent approach play by Kelly and Ibe.
50 Liverpool have started the 2nd half well and keeping possession well.
49 Excellent driving run by Can who is thwarted by Benatia.
48 KICK OFF - Roma get the second half underway.
47 Substitution: Jack Robinson for Jose Enrique:
46 A hard fought first half with chances few and far between.
45 HALF TIME - Liverpool 0-0 AS Roma
43 Corner easily dealt with as Brad Jones gathers.
42 Kelly deals with a dangerous Roma cross and concedes a corner.
40 Excellent run by Ibe, who plays in Lambert but his shot is blocked by Benatia.
38 First Booking: Radja Nainggolan:
36 An audacious long range effort by Somma goes sailing over the bar.
32 CLOSE: Totti fires it wide following an excellent run by Ashley Cole.
30 Roma enjoying possession at present, but so far the Reds are comfortably dealing with the threat.
26 Remember you can watch all the action live on LFCTV GO - liverpoolfc.com/video
24 Roma corner easily dealt with by Martin Skrtel.
22 Liverpool look controlled in possession but can't break through the Roma backline.
19 Totti tries a shot from long range but Brad Jones comfortably sees it past the post.
17 CLOSE: Coutinho whips in a free-kick that just skims past the post.
15 Ibe takes on the Roma backline but this time Benatia comes to their rescue with an excellent tackle.
12 Roma enjoying a spell of possession at present, although not causing the Reds much concern.
11 Substitution: Emre Can for Fabio Borini:
10 Liverpool preparing to make a sub, with Borini set to go off.
7 The young winger looking to add to his three assists so far in pre-season.
6 Jordon Ibe goes on his first mazy dribble of the night and is brought down by Somma.
4 Good Liverpool break down the right hand side, but Borini fails to find Lambert.
2 Confident start by the Reds who keep possession well in the opening stages.
1 KICK OFF - Liverpool get the match underway.
Pre Both teams observe a minute silence in memory of Hillsborough and the 96.
Pre Fast approaching kick-off as both teams observe the US National Anthem.
Pre The Reds have certainly settled in the US - visit LFCtour.com to see what the club have been doing since their arrival.
Pre 15 minutes away from kick off in what is a sun drenched Fenway Park.
Pre One AS Roma player who will be no stranger to Liverpool fans is Ashley Cole - who makes his debut for the Serie A side tonight.
Pre Confirmed AS Roma team: Skorupski; Somma, Benatia, Castan, Cole; Florenzi, Keita, Nainggolan; Iturbe, Totti, Ljajic
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Pre We will bring you the AS Roma team as soon as we have it.
Pre LFC subs: Ward, Agger, Henderson, Can, Suso, Coady, Phillips, Robinson, Peterson
Pre Confirmed LFC team: Jones, Kelly, Skrtel, Coates, Enrique, Lucas, Allen, Coutinho, Borini, Lambert, Ibe
Pre Martin Skrtel captains Liverpool for the second game in a row, in a team that sees Jordon Ibe in the starting line-up - following his impressive form in his last two outings.
Pre You join us LIVE from Boston as the Reds kick off their United States tour in the Buick Football at Fenway clash against AS Roma.

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