Liverpool vs. Olympiacos: Preseason Friendly Live Score, Highlights, Recap
Preseason friendly, Steven Gerrard Testimonial
—Joe Allen opens scoring on 23'
—Jordan Henderson scores with his first touch
Liverpool: Mignolet, Enrique, Agger, Toure, Johnson, Lucas, Allen, Gerrard, Coutinho, Sterling, Aspas.
Olympiacos: Megveri, Maniatis, Fejsa, Mitroglou, Samaris, Holebas, Medjani, Siovas, Campbell, Salino, Dominguez.
And so we reach the end of Liverpool's fifth preseason friendly and Steven Gerrard's testimonial game.
Another solid 2-0 win for Liverpool, who bossed possession and directed the tempo of the game, with some good individual performances from the likes of Joe Allen and Iago Aspas.
The Reds will now head to Norway and then Ireland for their final two games before the big kickoff, but it's certainly been a case of so far, so good for Brendan Rodgers and his team.
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Liverpool 2 (Allen, Henderson)
Full time at Anfield
Liverpool 2 Olympiacos 0
90+2'—It's into the wall, and cleared, and that will be that.
90+1'—Agger brings down Weiss on the edge of the box in a clash of knees, a sore one for the Dane and a final chance for the Greeks to blot the Reds' clean sheet.
90'—Not much change for Suarez out of the defence since he came on, but he's had a good reception from an Anfield crowd keen to see him remain at the club this summer.
89'—Looks like being another clean sheet for Liverpool today. Five from five, impressive work.
87'—Final minutes of the game now. The Reds face Valarenga and Celtic within the next week, so still plenty more football to come for the side.
Wouldn't imagine Liverpool will start too many games with their present midfield quartet of Alberto-Spearing-Lucas-Henderson this season.
Brad Jones also on, for Simon Mignolet.
Liverpool substitution: Jay Spearing replaces the man of the day, Steven Gerrard.
83'—Mignolet is tested by a swerving shot from range, but he gets down to make a solid save with his body behind the ball.
81'—Fowler's almost in there! Gerrard twists away from two tackles and find's Fowler in the box, but his sliding effort is just blocked over the bar by a stretching defender.
81'—Into the final 10 minutes of the game now and the Reds still with a comfortable lead, but still looking like they could perhaps add another one to that tally. They've rather been robbed of pace in the final third though with Sterling being replaced by Fowler there!
79'—Suarez lifts a pass over the defence, looking for Fowler, but it's just beyond the reach of Liverpool's second No.9 of the day.
77'—Luis Alberto playing from the right side. That makes four different roles in preseason for the Spanish youngster.
74'—Good defending from Daniel Agger as he gets in to clear behind for a corner, with Campbell lurking. The Reds still maintaining their clean sheet record this summer.
Suarez and Fowler up front for Liverpool. That's got to be some fans' idea of perfection.
72'—Huge cheers around Anfield now, and that can only mean one thing: God is back. Robbie Fowler is coming on for Liverpool.
Liverpool sub: Fowler on for Raheem Sterling, Luis Alberto on for Coutinho
71'—Liverpool counter down the left and Suarez frees Jose Enrique on the overlap, but the left-back's shot is parried away strongly by the keeper. At the other end, Campbell curls a shot miles over the bar.
69'—Nice interplay from Liverpool's midfield and then Suarez is fouled by a stern challenge. Henderson finds space on the left and curls in a low shot, but it's easily saved.
66'—Olympiacos trying to regain some measure of control of the ball now after being overrun in the last 15 minutes, and Agger is forced into a stretching block to concede a corner.
64'—The Reds have stepped up another gear since the subs. Henderson looking energetic and busy already on the left, with Coutinho having moved more central. Big cheers for Jamie Carragher every time he touches the ball.
What an introduction! Jordan Henderson scores with his first touch, bursting into the penalty area and burying a shot with his left foot inside the near post after Sterling threaded a fine ball through to him. 2-0.
Liverpool 2 Olympiacos 0
Jordan Henderson, 62 mins
Liverpool subs: Suarez on for Aspas, Carragher on for Toure, Henderson on for Allen
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