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Whether 45 minutes or not, all four of Liverpool's new signings got a run-out for their new club, and all looked ready to take part on a more regular basis.
Simon Mignolet actually played around 70 minutes in goal before being replaced by Danny Ward, but the Belgian only had one save to make in the game, a low effort parried away to his left. He'll have more work to do in the coming weeks, no doubt.
More important was that the stopper was already directing his defenders from set pieces, talking and pointing, constantly in communication with them.
Kolo Toure, likewise, had a quiet opening match as Liverpool did little defending, but he looked strong and quick over the ground. He could yet prove to be one of the more important additions.
Luis Alberto played as a central midfielder for the Reds because of an absence of numbers, a much deeper role than he's likely to feature in during the season. He got forward a few times and played some neat through-passes, but this was more about integrating him into the side rather than getting a top performance from him.
Two shooting chances for Alberto went begging, as he tamely connected, but his movement and control was impressive.
Iago Aspas looked the pick of the new signings with an energetic second-half display where he linked up well with his fellow attackers and showed good strength and drive to get into the box.
The former Celta Vigo forward claimed an assist and a goal in his 45 minutes on the pitch, a fierce drive into the roof of the net being the last of Liverpool's four goals as he fooled the keeper.