Sunday July 28, 2013 Friendlies Finished

Thailand 0 - 3 Liverpool

  • Philippe Coutinho 16’
  • Aspas 49’
  • Gerrard 59’

No comments yet | Write your comment

  1. Premier League - Liverpool coast to victory over Thailand

    Premier League - Liverpool coast to victory over Thailand

    Liverpool strolled to a 3-0 win over Thailand after goals from Philippe Coutinho, Iago Aspas and Steven Gerrard in Bangkok. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Thailand
    • Liverpool
    • 90' Liverpool keep up their fine pre-season record. Goals from Coutinho, Aspas and Gerrard are enough for a comfortable 3-0 victory. Thailand played their part, but the Premier League outfit proved too strong in the end.
    • 89' Thailand force a late corner but it flies from side of the pitch to the other.
    • 88' So close. Gerrard is one on one with Hathairattanakool but the keeper saves. The skipper then tries to curl the rebound into the top corner but it crashes against the bar.
    • 86' Liverpool knocking it about with ease at the back. Suarez isn't buzzing about like his usual self.
    • 85' Martin Skrtel on for Toure. Lots of Thailand changes too. In the interest of time, we won't reveal their names.
    • 83' Still Thailand pour foward. Love the adventure but they can't get through.
    • 82' Not long left in this contest. Liverpool pressing for a fourth still, but it would be great if Thailand grab a goal themselves. On balance, they've probably deserved one.
    • 80' Luis Alberto is on for Joe Allen.
    • 79' Ohhh, Mignolet almost lets a backpass bobble under his foot. That would have been awkward. Fortunately he gets it under control before it trickles across the line.
    • 78' Joe Allen drives Liverpool forward, not something you often hear, and the visitors have a corner.
    • 77' Suarez and Henderson exchange passes deep inside the Thailand half. The former releases the latter who is tugged back. Hmmm, tough one for the referee. The Thailand defender was last man, but only sees yellow given it's a friendly.
    • 75' Jordan Ibe blasts wide from close range. He should be playing it back across goal though to be honest.
    • 74' Gerrard blazes over from distance. He used to score from around that mark for fun.
    • 73' Thailand continuing to throw players forward which is great to see, but is leaving them very open at the back.
    • 72' New boys Ibe and Henderson combine, the latter seeing his low shot saved by the Thailand keeper. Almost four.
    • 71' Thailand passing it around nicely once more but Toure and Agger prevent them progressing too far.
    • 70' Suarez attempts a sneaky flick on the touchline but can't prevent it going out for a throw.
    • 69' Hits the bar! What a delivery. It's met by Suarez who is unlucky to see his header crash against the woodwork. Probably should have scored though. The marking was iffy at best.
    • 68' Gerrard standing over a free-kick...
    • 67' Mignolet clutches another sighter from distance. The Belgian has slotted into Reina's role seamlessly.
    • 66' Jordan Henderson also warming up. The crowd doesn't cheer when he stands up though.
    • 65' Thailand enjoying their best spell of the second half but it ends when Pirot lets fly from distance.
    • 64' Few Thailand substitutions also going on. Jordan Ibe also on for Liverpool. Aspas and Borini the men replaced.
    • 63' Allen is almost in, but he can't work an opening out on the left.
    • 62' A huge roar greets his first, and his second, and his third, touch. What an impact.
    • 61' And here he is - Suarez is on the pitch. The crowd go wild. Super stuff. Let's see what he can do.
    • 60' One man who would have palmed that ball off the line is Luis Suarez who is coming on any second now.
    • 59' GOAL. Iago Aspas is forced wide by resolute defending but his cut-back finds Gerrard who delightfully clips the ball over the keeper. It was almost saved on the line by a defender who reached out a hand.
    • 58' Borini can't get his shot away under pressure and Hathairattanakool can gather with ease.
    • 57' Enrique is swarmed upon by three Thailand shirts, but holds onto it and eventually finds Allen. Well played.
    • 56' Liverpool injecting some tempo into this match, like they did at the start of the first-half. The third goal is looming.
    • 55' Borini takes a tumble inside the opposition penalty area. He was clipped, but he didn't help his case by throwing himself to the floor belatedly.
    • 54' The crowd goes wild. Not another Liverpool goal though, just Luis Suarez standing up.
    • 53' Coutinho is off again, running at the Thailand backline. His through ball is intercepted by Hathairattanakool though.
    • 52' Mignolet catches a looping Thailand cross. Might have caused him a few problems, but he clung on well.
    • 51' Will the floodgates now open?
    • 50' GOAL. Liverpool double their advantage as Iago Aspas gets in behind the Thailand defence and slots home.
    • 49' Adisak flies down the Thailand left and cuts the ball back towards the onrushing Teerasil. Could be a wonder goal, but the striker fails to make contact with his ambitious volley.
    • 48' Mignolet takes a Thailand corner with ease. A big booming drum takes over in the stands to encourage the players.
    • 47' Brendan Rodgers looks very chilled in the dugout. When will he bring on Suarez?
    • 46' So we're up and running again. Hopefully the second half will bring more chances.
    • 45' But it comes to nothing, Aspas electing to play it back instead of attack the defence. Half-time here. We're back in 15.
    • 44' One minute to go before the break. One final twist? Aspas is in...
    • 43' Aspas almost finds the net from a ridiculous angle but Hathairattanakool flaps it away.
    • 42' But Thailand are finishing the half strongly to. They've forced a throw deep inside the Liverpool half.
    • 41' Good spell of possession for Liverpool with Gerrard, as you'd expect, orchestrating it all.
    • 40' Gerrard tries to slip through Borini but it's dealt with. Massive cheers for Enrique as he jogs over to take a throw.
    • 39' This game needs half-time. It's hot out there and the tempo has slowed considerably.
    • 38' Quick glance at the bench shows Suarez looking pretty bored. Get him on, Mr Rodgers...
    • 37' And he's produced another fine leap but this one was necessary. Good save down to his left.
    • 36' Mignolet springs off his line to punch clear acrobatically. Definitely one for the cameras.
    • 35' Taken short. Thailand win it back, break and force a corner of their own.
    • 34' Liverpool slowly establishing themselves again. They've won a corner.
    • 33' Enrique lofts a cross in towards Borini but Hathairattanakool punches clear, taking out the striker and one of his own in the process. Who does he help up? Yep, Borini had barely hit the floor befoe he was being assisted to his feet. Clearly a Liverpool fan.
    • 32' It's Toure averting the threat again, cutting out a dangerous through ball.
    • 31' Lots of Liverpool players dropping deep to get involved. It's not happening for them at the moment.
    • 30' Thailand pressing Liverpool back. If anything the goal has deflated the Premier League side.
    • 29' Toure carries the ball into the Thailand half to get Liverpool going again. This Agger and Toure has potential.
    • 28' Coutinho is cynically sent to the deck. Doesn't look overly pleased about it either.
    • 27' Since Liverpool's goal, Thailand have improved. No question. They are not afraid to have a go here.
    • 26' Thailand's Teerasil Dangda gets the ball out his feet, cuts onto his left and releashes a whipped shot which almost creeps inside the post. That would have made it very interesting.
    • 25' Coutinho unleashes more trickery. This time, though, it's in his own half and ends up losing the ball. Toure steps in to avert the danger.
    • 24' Another ball is floated into the Liverpool box but Dan Agger rises to head clear under pressure.
    • 23' Johnson charges down the right to latch onto an Aspas pass, but a slide challenge sends it out for a Liverpool corner.
    • 22' Thailand elect to pass it around instead of launching it into the penalty area. They actually look pretty decent on the ball considering their side lacks any high-profile stars.
    • 21' Headed clear by Gerrard but Borini soon fouls to hand Thailand another set-piece. Looked a harsh decision.
    • 20' Corner to Thailand...
    • 19' Brilliant. One of the Thai players launches himself to the floor with Kolo Toure watching on. Nice dive, but the referee isn't interested in rewarding him with a yellow card.
    • 18' Johnson tracks back to stop a rare Thailand break forward.
    • 17' It really is a brilliant goal. Coutinho had a great few months in the Premier League last season and it looks like Liverpool have a wonderful player.
    • 16' GOAL. Thailand shoot themselves in the foot, giving away the ball in a terrible position. It falls to Coutinho who weaves past one, two, three and slots into the bottom corner. Lovely finish. 1-0.
    • 15' Johnson bursts down the right, cuts inside and delivers a decent cross towards Borini... Saved at close range from the excellently-named Kosin Hathairattanakool.
    • 14' Toure has started really impressively. He's driving into opposition territory to force the issue.
    • 13' Glen Johnson delivers a peach of a cross to the backpost and Countinho launches himself into a sideway scissor kick position... Hits his shin and nearly goes out for a throw. He's meant to be Brazilian.
    • 12' Borini has a pop from distance. Forces a couple of fans in the upper tier into a good save. Big opportunity for him tonight given the Suarez saga.
    • 11' Coutinho delivers an inswinging corner into the mixer which falls kindly for Gerrard. Can he lash it home? Nope, heavy touch ends the danger.
    • 10' As expected Liverpool doing all the early pressing but Thailand have restricted them to only a few chances.
    • 9' Big chance. Coutinho wriggles past a couple of Thai shirts before he's finally tackled. The ball breaks to Iago Aspas who looks set to score, but his fierce shot is deflected over.
    • 8' Liverpool come down the left and win a throw. Enrique bossing the channel already.
    • 7' Simon Mignolet forced into an early save from distance. Clings on to the ball. That'll calm the nerves.
    • 6' Liverpool just slowing the tempo down now. Philippe Coutinho looking lively, thrown in a few clever twists already.
    • 5' Steven Gerrard played very deep against Melbourne but he's pushing forward early on. Borini's cross from the left is claimed by the keeper.
    • 4' Kolo Toure makes a decent challenge on his left flank before handing possession straight back to Thailand.
    • 3' Thailand happy to get on the ball too. Nice long pass out to the right, but dealth with by Enrique.
    • 2' Liverpool starting brightly, already looking sharper than they were against Melbourne.
    • 1' And we're off. It's crazy how many red shirts there are.
    • 11:35 Is this the XI Brendan Rodgers plans on starting the Premier League season with should Suarez leave? The Liverpool boss looks like he’s treating this match very seriously.
    • 11:30 Liverpool Line-up - Mignolet, Enrique, Agger, Toure, Johnson, Lucas, Allen, Gerrard, Coutinho, Aspas, Borini… Subs: Jones, Skrtel, Kelly, Flanagan, Suarez, Spearing, Wisdom, Robinson, Henderson, Alberto, Downing, Sterling, Ibe, Coates, Assaidi, Ward.
    • 11:25 Good news, Liverpool fans. Luis Suarez is still amongst your ranks. The bad news though is he still appears set on a move away from Anfield. He was cut a dejected figure when making a 20 minute cameo against Melbourne Victory, but can he muster a smile when he inevitably appears today? Welcome to LIVE coverage of Thailand vs. Liverpool from the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok.
  • Summary

    • 88' So close. Gerrard is one on one with Hathairattanakool but the keeper saves. The skipper then tries to curl the rebound into the top corner but it crashes against the bar.
    • 77' Suarez and Henderson exchange passes deep inside the Thailand half. The former releases the latter who is tugged back. Hmmm, tough one for the referee. The Thailand defender was last man, but only sees yellow given it's a friendly.
    • 75' Jordan Ibe blasts wide from close range. He should be playing it back across goal though to be honest.
    • 72' New boys Ibe and Henderson combine, the latter seeing his low shot saved by the Thailand keeper. Almost four.
    • 69' Hits the bar! What a delivery. It's met by Suarez who is unlucky to see his header crash against the woodwork. Probably should have scored though. The marking was iffy at best.
    • 59' GOAL. Iago Aspas is forced wide by resolute defending but his cut-back finds Gerrard who delightfully clips the ball over the keeper. It was almost saved on the line by a defender who reached out a hand.
    • 50' GOAL. Liverpool double their advantage as Iago Aspas gets in behind the Thailand defence and slots home.
    • 16' GOAL. Thailand shoot themselves in the foot, giving away the ball in a terrible position. It falls to Coutinho who weaves past one, two, three and slots into the bottom corner. Lovely finish. 1-0.
    • 15' Johnson bursts down the right, cuts inside and delivers a decent cross towards Borini... Saved at close range from the excellently-named Kosin Hathairattanakool.
    • 9' Big chance. Coutinho wriggles past a couple of Thai shirts before he's finally tackled. The ball breaks to Iago Aspas who looks set to score, but his fierce shot is deflected over.
    • 11:30 Liverpool Line-up - Mignolet, Enrique, Agger, Toure, Johnson, Lucas, Allen, Gerrard, Coutinho, Aspas, Borini… Subs: Jones, Skrtel, Kelly, Flanagan, Suarez, Spearing, Wisdom, Robinson, Henderson, Alberto, Downing, Sterling, Ibe, Coates, Assaidi, Ward.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    There is no formation available for this game

  • Rate Players

    Unfortunately, the 'Rate Players' feature is unavailable because team line-ups are not available for this game.

Not already a Yahoo! user ? to get a free Yahoo! Account