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Preston North End vs. Liverpool: 5 Things We Learned in Reds' First Summer Win

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Preston North End vs. Liverpool: 5 Things We Learned in Reds' First Summer Win
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Liverpool ran out 4-0 winners over Preston North End in their first preseason friendly of the summer, with manager Brendan Rodgers fielding all four of his new signings as well as a raft of Reds returning from injuries and loans from last season.

A mix of youngsters and experienced seniors played 45 minutes each, in the main, as Philippe Coutinho, Jordon Ibe, Raheem Sterling and Iago Aspas, the latter on his debut, found the back of the net.

The Reds head off on their summer tour next, in good confidence after a first run-out of the season and a nice victory to boot.

Here are five things we can initially take from the club's first game of the summer, as they step up their preparations for the new season.

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