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01:35 Tue 2nd Aug 2016
01:35 Tue 2nd Aug 2016 Busch Stadium, St Louis

Liverpool v Roma: Live match blog

Follow every kick of Liverpool's friendly against AS Roma in St. Louis with our live match blog.

We'll bring you updates, photos, stats and more directly from Busch Stadium throughout the game.

You can also watch the full match live anywhere in the world with LFCTV and LFCTV GO - click here for more details.

Alternatively, listen to free audio commentary here.




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Here are the full-time stats in Saint Louis...


Full Time

It's all over at the Busch Stadium as Liverpool are beaten 2-1 by AS Roma in the final game of their tour of the United States.

Edin Dzeko's opener was cancelled out by a Sheyi Ojo header before half-time, but Mohamed Salah clinched victory for the Italians when he prodded home from close range.


Three minutes of added time to be played..


Liverpool close to an equaliser as Ings' run meets Coutinho's free-kick into the box, but his glancing header is parried by Alisson.



Liverpool are forced into a change as Moreno limps off after picking up a knock. His replacement is Connor Randall.


Mignolet produces a superb one-handed save to keep out Ricci's low blast from inside the box.


Play is halted for the game's second official water break in this sweltering heat.


Coutinho tees up Brannagan on the edge of the area after some fancy footwork inside the box, but the young midfielder drags well wide of goal.



A change for Liverpool as Cameron Brannagan comes on for Georginio Wijnaldum.



Roma regain the lead after Salah pounces to turn the ball over the line after Simon Mignolet had produced a brilliant save to deny Dzeko's header from point-blank range.


Lallana controls Coutinho's cross to the near post on his chest to push it beyond a defender, but he can't apply the finish.


Nainggolan is inches away from diverting Paredes' free-kick into the back of the net.



And we're back underway..



10 changes at the break for Liverpool - only Georginio Wijnaldum remains on the pitch from the first half.

Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Wisdom, Stewart, Moreno, Markovic, Lallana, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Iings.

Here are the half-time stats from the Busch Stadium...


Half Time

An eventful first half comes to a close in Saint Louis as Sheyi Ojo's header seconds before the whistle cancels out Edin Dzeko's opener in an entertaining clash between Liverpool and Roma.



Liverpool draw level on the stroke of half-time as Dejan Lovren heads James Milner's corner back across goal, where Sheyi Ojo stoops to nod it over the line.

It's 1-1 at the Busch Stadium now.

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Liverpool line-up for a team shot ahead of kick-off in Saint Louis...


Alisson thwarts Sturridge once more, this time clawing away his close-range, half-volley from Can's pin-point cross.


Salah side-foots one towards goal from the corner of the area, but it's a routine take for Manninger.



Roma are in front as Edin Dzeko collects a long ball forward, turns and finds the bottom corner with a low drive from 20 yards.

1-0 to the Italians in Saint Louis.


Play has been stopped by the referee here for an official water break.

We told you it was hot.


Couple of step-overs from Firmino on the edge of the box and a low shot. Easy for Alisson.


El Shaarawy wriggles into space on the edge of the LFC box, but shoots low into the grasp of Manninger.


More quick, intricate play from Liverpool around the Roma area concludes with Milner standing a cross up to the back post for Sturridge, whose downward header is saved by Alisson.


Liverpool fashion their first opportunity as a slick move on the edge of the area releases Sturridge into space inside the box. He tries to dink the ball over the advancing Alisson, but the goalkeepe rmanages to get a glove to it to deflect it from goal.


Roma go even closer as Dzeko spins Lovren inside the area before striking centimetres wide of the far post..


Another opportunity for Roma - and this one is a better one as Dzeko stabs over the bar from six yards out under pressure from Clyne after collecting Nainggolan's ball into the area.


The game's first chance sees Stephan El Shaarawy hook an effort towards the bottom corner from the edge of the area, but Alex Manninger makes a smart stop low to his right.


We're underway in Saint Louis as Roma kick the game off at the Busch Stadium.

The teams are out at the Busch Stadium and kick-off is moments away...

Don't forget, you can also listen to live audio commentary of tonight's game completely free of charge by clicking here.

Take a peek behind the scenes in the Liverpool dressing room at the Busch Stadium...

Are you at tonight's game at the Busch Stadium? Send us your photos using #LFCTour and we'll feature our favourites in the blog.


Here we go then, weather fans.

There's actually a handy electronic LED board in the stadium that is telling us it is currenty 87 degrees. It's hot, sunny and humid inside the Busch Stadium - and there are no signs of the thunderstorms predicted by local weather reports.

Well, not yet anyway.


Here’s that Liverpool team and substitutes in full…

Manninger, Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner, Can, Wijnaldum, Ojo, Mane, Firmino, Sturridge.

Subs: Mignolet, Benteke, Coutinho, Henderson, Moreno, Lallana, Brannagan, Ings, Stewart, Wisdom, Markovic, Randall, Alexander-Arnold, George.


Team news

So, team news is in and it confirms a debut in goal for summer signing Alex Manninger at the age of 39. There are also starts for Emre Can and Daniel Sturridge, while James Milner begins at left-back and also captains the Reds.

A superb venue awaits Liverpool tonight...