Wednesday August 7, 2013 Friendlies Finished

Vålerenga Fotball 1 - 4 Liverpool

  • Gónzales 34’
  • Luis Alberto 30’
  • Aspas 44’
  • Kelly 53’
  • Sterling 90’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Vålerenga Fotball
    • Liverpool
    • -- Liverpool fans: what was the most pleasing aspect of that performance? Were you impressed with the new guys? Or are you frustrated with the soft goal the Reds conceded? Get in touch... That's all from me. Thanks for tuning in.
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    • -- Liverpool win 4-1 but it could have been so much more. Alberto, Aspas, Kelly and Sterling getting on the score-sheet for the Reds. Gonzales with the goal for Valerenga. Liverpool hit the crossbar three times, created chance after chance, whilst playing wonderful football along the way. Luis who?
    • -- FULL-TIME. The referee blows his whistle to bring an end to this fantastic game.
    • 90' GOAL! 4-1- Sterling! Coutinho drifts in and out, the magical Brazilian finds Assaidi and Sterling is left with a simple tap in.
    • 90' Just the two minutes to be added on.
    • 88' Knutsen comes on for the inspirational goal-keeper Kongshavn - a fantastic reception.
    • 88' Valerenga come close again - Borven's effort screws across the face of goal, good chance.
    • 86' CHANCE! Gerrard's strike just narrowly misses the top corner. Great build up play from Borini and Sterling. How the Liverpool fans would have loved to have saw that reach the net.
    • 84' A real let off for Liverpool. Thomassen's cross from the left deflects high into the box and Blarud should have done better. Wide.
    • 82' Coutinho looks a real class act - Stoke defenders probably aren't sleeping too much at the moment with the thought of this man running at them come the first day of the season.
    • 81' Nutmeg! Coutinho shows what he's all about, he left his marker for dead there. The move didn't come to anything, though.
    • 80' Sterling on the right-wing loses the ball after some initial nice play from the Reds.
    • 79' Gerrard gives the ball away cheaply - not too many times I have written that in the past.
    • 78' 12 minutes to go here. Kelly will remember this game well, he grabbed a rare goal - although Toure will probably claim it was his!
    • 77' Couple of more subs for Valerenga, Borven on for Berre and Blarud replaces Calvo.
    • 76' For the third time in this match, Liverpool have struck the crossbar. The ball won't go in for the Italian Borini who sees his well hit shot hit the wood-work.
    • 75' Brendan Rodgers will be happy with this performance from his Liverpool side. The first-half, an experimental 11, were very pleasing on the eye.
    • 73' And Borini nearly gets Liverpool's fourth, the ever present Kongshavn denying him with another top save.
    • 72' Things are just slowing down a little here. You would imagine Liverpool would like to get on the score-sheet again in the last quarter of the game.
    • 71' I wonder if Suarez is watching tonight. His comments haven't went down well at Anfield, I'd imagine.
    • 70' Thomassen has been Valerenga's brightest spark so far.
    • 68' Gerrard's instant qualities on show here, his passing - short and long - brings so much to Liverpool's attack.
    • 66' Enrique's dangerous cross had to be dealt with by the goalkeeper.
    • 64' Very lively game here, despite making 10 substitutions at half-time, Liverpool are still well on top.
    • 63' Another substituion for Valerenga, Nasberg is on for Ogude.
    • 62' So close for Borini from an incredibly tight angle - but he very nearly suceeded. Smashes his hand against the ground in frustration.
    • 60' Thomassen on the overlap delivers another decent cross but Enrique clears for Liverpool
    • 59' Wisdom clears a cross from Thomassen - good spell of pressure from Valerenga.
    • 59' Zahid replaces Lecjaks.
    • 58' Two more substitutes for Valerenga: Thomassen on for Holm, Haestad replaces Zajic.
    • 57' Liverpool in complete control here and will look for more goals. They could do with a morale boost after what Suarez said yesterday!
    • 56' Liverpool go close instantly after scoring. Toure's header bounces against the cross bar.
    • 54' Some debate about the goal, originally looked like Toure got the final touch but on closer look it was Kelly's goal.
    • 53' Goal: 3-1 to Liverpool - Kelly, via a deflection, puts Liverpool two goals ahead from a corner.
    • 51' Substitution for Valerenga: Wawrzynkiewicz for Larsen.
    • 49' Assaidi skips his way into the box but his strike goes wide. Liverpool start the half the way they finished the first.
    • 48' Great work from Sterling who finds Assaidi and he wins a corner.
    • 47' Liverpool knocking the ball around well in the early stages of this second-half.
    • 46' Liverpool will travel to Dublin to face Celtic this Saturday, tune into Eurosport's live commentrary from 5pm.
    • 46' Coutinho, Sterling, Borini and Assaidi also on - Wisdom is the only remaining player.
    • 46' Few substitutions for Liverpool at half-time. Mignolet, Kelly, Toure, Enrique, Leiva and Gerrard make their way on to the pitch for the second-half.
    • -- That was the first goal Liverpool have conceded throughout their pre-season friendlies and what a poor goal to concede. They will want to put this game to bed early in the second-half.
    • -- What are your thoughts on the first-half? Will Liverpool be in contention for the top four this season - by the looks of things they will be a very attacking unit. Twitter: @DarrenBeatz
    • -- The referee blows for half-time. Liverpool have played some great stuff.
    • 45' Iago Aspas gets his fourth goal of the pre-season as he pounces on Downing's cross.
    • 44' GOAL! Just a minute before half-time Aspas gets on the score-sheet. 2-1!
    • 43' Wisdom will be the only Liverpool player not to be subbed in this friendly. Gerrard set to make an appearance.
    • 43' Holm's effort is well charged by Brad Jones in Liverpool's nets.
    • 42' So Valerenga are holding the Reds to a 1-1 draw here. Liverpool will feel they should be leading though.
    • 41' Henderson's placed shot is saved.
    • 40' Lovely through ball by Henderson plays Aspas clear through on goal but once again Kongshavn has denied him.
    • 39' Valerenga have a corner - it's played dangerously in the box but Jones punches clear.
    • 38' Calvo's effort from the corner of the box is easily saved by Jones.
    • 36' After looking at a replay, not quite sure how the referee has came to that decision.
    • 35' Aspas looked like he's been fouled in the penalty area after being tripped by Hogh the referee says goal-kick!
    • 34' GOAL! Centre-back Gonzalez out-jumped Flanaghan to power home a header to ensure Brad Jones had no chance.
    • 33' Liverpool finally ahead then - it could have been four or five by now.
    • 31' Just moments before, Kongshavin blocks Downing's effort from three yards with his head!
    • 30' GOAL! Aspas' effort his the crossbar, the rebound is collected by Alberto who shows brilliant technique with a right footed volley.
    • 27' This time from the foot of Kongshavin. What a game the goalkeeper is having so far.
    • 26' Downing finds Ibe, whose shot brings yet another fantastic save from the goalkeeper.
    • 25' Jones makes a comfortable save - he hasn't had much to do so far however.
    • 23' Somehow still 0-0 here. A very bright start from the Reds, only their goalkeeper is keeping them in this game.
    • 23' Aspas is once again denied by the goalkeeper and Downing's follow-up brings a comfortable save.
    • 20' Valerenga corner... Flanaghan clears and Aspas' attempted counter-attack is put to an abrupt end as the ball goes for a throw-in.
    • 19' Plenty of shots here from Liverpool, Downing sees his shot off-target from range.
    • 19' Good run from Henderson here, Ibe collects but his shot is wide and wild.
    • 18' All Liverpool here so far. Aspas and Downing looking dangerous.
    • 16' Another fine save from Valerenga's goalkeeper Kongshavin as he denies Aspas once more with a low save to the left.
    • 15' Downing's through one-one-one with the keeper, rolls it to Aspas but his shot is saved! What a chance.
    • 13' Valerenga goal-kick, Liverpool's Ibe cutting in from the left onto his right foot but he just leans back and his shot is well over.
    • 12' Wisdom has looked lively thus far.
    • 11' Can Valerenga repeat another impressive performance against the Reds just as they did back in 2011 when they earned a hard fought 3-3 draw?
    • 10' Joe Allen's left footed effort goes well wide after getting himself into a shooting position.
    • 9' Henderson's curled free-kick is a rather blazed effort and it goes high and wide over the bar.
    • 7' Downing's short cross picks out Henderson but his effort is cleared. Lively start for the Reds.
    • 6' Downing wins Liverpool a corner, his cross blocked.
    • 3' Downing's cross is cleared at the back post - can Stewart impress this evening?
    • 2' Liverpool keeping possession well in the early exchanges.
    • 1' And we're off - Can Liverpool keep up their 100% pre-season record?
    • - Where are you watching today's coverage from? What are your thoughts on Luis Suarez's outburst? We want to know - get in touch.
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    • - Valerenga team: Kongshavn, Larsen, González, Hogh, Lecjaks, Ogude, Zajic, Holm, Fellah, Berre, Calvo. Subs: Knutsen, Børven, Thomassen, Hæstad, Wawrzynkiewicz, Blarud, Nasberg, Zahid.
    • - Jordan Henderson captains a Liverpool side shorn of Luis Suarez. Liverpool team: Jones, Spearing, Wisdom, Coates, Flanagan, Henderson, Allen, Alberto, Downing, Aspas, Ibe. Subs: Mignolet, Enrique, Kelly, Toure, Gerrard, Coutinho, Assaidi, Lucas, Borini, Sterling.
    • - Welcome to live coverage of Liverpool's pre-season friendly against Valerenga in Oslo, Norway. The match starts at 6pm UK time.
  • Summary

    • 90' GOAL! 4-1- Sterling! Coutinho drifts in and out, the magical Brazilian finds Assaidi and Sterling is left with a simple tap in.
    • 86' CHANCE! Gerrard's strike just narrowly misses the top corner. Great build up play from Borini and Sterling. How the Liverpool fans would have loved to have saw that reach the net.
    • 84' A real let off for Liverpool. Thomassen's cross from the left deflects high into the box and Blarud should have done better. Wide.
    • 76' For the third time in this match, Liverpool have struck the crossbar. The ball won't go in for the Italian Borini who sees his well hit shot hit the wood-work.
    • 62' So close for Borini from an incredibly tight angle - but he very nearly suceeded. Smashes his hand against the ground in frustration.
    • 53' Goal: 3-1 to Liverpool - Kelly, via a deflection, puts Liverpool two goals ahead from a corner.
    • 44' GOAL! Just a minute before half-time Aspas gets on the score-sheet. 2-1!
    • 34' GOAL! Centre-back Gonzalez out-jumped Flanaghan to power home a header to ensure Brad Jones had no chance.
    • 30' GOAL! Aspas' effort his the crossbar, the rebound is collected by Alberto who shows brilliant technique with a right footed volley.
    • 15' Downing's through one-one-one with the keeper, rolls it to Aspas but his shot is saved! What a chance.
    • 10' Joe Allen's left footed effort goes well wide after getting himself into a shooting position.
    • - Valerenga team: Kongshavn, Larsen, González, Hogh, Lecjaks, Ogude, Zajic, Holm, Fellah, Berre, Calvo. Subs: Knutsen, Børven, Thomassen, Hæstad, Wawrzynkiewicz, Blarud, Nasberg, Zahid.
    • - Jordan Henderson captains a Liverpool side shorn of Luis Suarez. Liverpool team: Jones, Spearing, Wisdom, Coates, Flanagan, Henderson, Allen, Alberto, Downing, Aspas, Ibe. Subs: Mignolet, Enrique, Kelly, Toure, Gerrard, Coutinho, Assaidi, Lucas, Borini, Sterling.

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