Steven Gerrard scored from the spot in the first half after Raheem Sterling won a penalty from a Phil Jones challenge, but goals from Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard saw the Reds end their ICC campaign on a low note after a successful American tour.
A 1-0 win over Olympiakos, a penalty shootout win over Manchester City following a 2-2 draw and a 2-0 victory over AC Milan showed plenty of signs that Brendan Rodgers’ side would still stick to the same style that won them so many plaudits last season, despite the exit of star striker Luis Suarez.
Yet, while there are players who have definitely benefited from the chance to impress Rodgers in the U.S., there are a few who have inevitably ended the pre-season tour with their first-team chances looking grim ahead of the new season.
Here are 10 winners and losers—five each—from Liverpool’s International Champions Cup campaign. Let us know your picks and thoughts in the comments below.