Liverpool have wrapped up their first game on the China tour and what a thriller it was. If we are going to get this kind of entertainment this coming season from the Reds then we are set for a long happy season.
Dalglish opted to start with an experimental side as he left Charlie Adam and Andy Carroll on the bench. The starting lineup was: Gulacsi, Flanagan, Kelly, Carragher, Wilson, Poulsen, Spearing, Shelvey, Cole, Pacheco, Ngog. Subs: Jones, Hansen, Agger, Kyrgiakos, Robinson, Wisdom, Adam, Aquilani, Coady, Kuyt, Carroll.
Adam was able to make his Liverpool debut coming on in the second half.
Christian Poulsen of all people gave Liverpool the lead. David Ngog then made it 2-0 before Guangdong pulled one back. Conor Coady came on to make it three before Andy Carroll rounded it off for the Reds. Guangdong made a game of it by pulling two goals back.
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really really dalglish gambled over carrol or made a big mistake
good service from Cole. Just dont think him or Poulsen will cut it in the EPL. shame as Cole and Downing could be wing players.
KK’s looking for service to the front guys, and with Adam, Henderson, Downing, they all are masters at service and have scoring in them too. Smart, just hope KK/SC can get a great working unit out of them.
Well done all the youngsters. good energy and composure.
The depth is going to allow consistency and rotation right through the season. That’s worth 9 points at least. If they light up Carroll, that’s another 6 points, and if they really hook up well with pressing midfielders also scoring, then another 5 points. Challenging for 1st/2nd.
Could be a great season as we’re going to be much more versatile than before with options to change things.