Liverpool ends US tour without a single win: what hope is there for the future

Liverpool ends US tour without a single win

Jurgen Klopp’s side ended their three-game American trip by sharing the Western Union Cup with Sporting in New York

2019 Club Friendlies


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Origi (20′)

Wijnaldum (44′)

Bruno Fernandes (4′)

Wendel (53′)

Match Report

Man Utd target Bruno Fernandes excelled with a goal and an assist as Liverpool ended their US tour with a 2-2 draw with Sporting.

Liverpool responded well and Divock Origi poked in when Jordan Henderson’s header was saved (20) and they took a half-time lead when Giorginio Wijnaldum’s effort struck Luis Neto on its way past Renan Ribeiro a minute before the break.

Sporting got back on level terms nine minutes into the second period when Fernandes sold Trent Alexander-Arnold with a lovely turn before feeding Wendel to slot in the equaliser, but despite forcing a number of saves out of Mignolet as the game wore on, the Portuguese side could not find a winner.

Line-ups

Liverpool XI: Milner, Wijnaldum, Mignolet, J. Henderson, Matip, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Van Dijk, Origi, Fabinho, A.Robertson, T. Alexander-Arnold

Subs: Lallana, Andy Lonergan, D. Lovren, Gomez, H.Wilson, Kent, Woodburn, A. Lewis, Brewster, S. van den Berg, Jones, N. Phillips, D. Atherton, K. Hoever, B. Duncan

Sporting CP XI: Jeremy Mathieu, Luís Neto, Renan Ribeiro, Tiago Ilori, Vietto, Luiz Phellype, Bruno Fernandes, C. Borja, Raphinha, Idrissa Doumbia, Wendel

Subs: B. Dost, S. Coates, Eduardo Henrique, Luís Maximiano, Jovane Cabral, Miguel Luís , Thierry Correia, Gonzalo Plata, Daniel Bragança, Eduardo Quaresma, Nuno Mendes

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