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Liverpool 1 - 0 Olympiacos

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  1. Friendly match - Early Sterling strike gives Liverpool victory

    Friendly match - Early Sterling strike gives Liverpool victory

    Liverpool continued their pre-season preparations after Raheem Sterling scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Olympiacos. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Liverpool
    • Olympiacos
    • 90+4' That's it, full time. Liverpool win 1-0 courtesy of Raheem Sterling's fifth minute goal.
    • 90' Four minutes of added time to come.
    • 89' Liverpool lead 1-0, just a few moments to go before they seal victory.
    • 86' Liverpool have started to sit back a litte to protect the lead, but as you would expect there's no great urgency - this games doesn't actually matter.
    • 83' Seven minutes left for Olympiacos to equalise after Raheem Sterling gave Liverpool the lead on five minutes.
    • 80' A dead, dead game. That is until Allen Gerrards a pass straight to an Olympiacos forward who almost rounds Jones and equalises, but Jones palms it away.
    • 76' Allen wins a free kick on the left wing, 50 yards fromm goal. Coutinho strides towards goal and sends a fierce shot towards goal from 35 yards, and it's a yar wide.
    • 75' Ibe is on, and so is Lambert.
    • 73' An Olympiacos corner ends in a speculative shot from distance. 1-0 to Liverpool after Raheem Sterling scored after five minutes.
    • 72' Avlonitis, Papazoglou, Bouchlakis come on.
    • 70' The game has died a little, perhaps due to the heat, perhaps due to the sheer number of subs.
    • 66' Coutinho overhits a cross from the left.
    • 65' Liverpool break with Coutinho, he sends it left, the cross is cleared. It's back out to Sterling, and his cross is cleared.
    • 63' Kasami and Kovolos on for Olympiacos.
    • 62' More changes: Lucas, Coates, Kelly for Liverpool.
    • 60' Gerrard is lucky not to concede a foul with a reckless lunge on Salino, but the forward just misses his challenge.
    • 59' Olympiacos are dominating possession, and Liverpool are quite happy to sit back and hit them on the break, as they have plenty of times against better teams than this.
    • 58' Absolutely nothing is happening.
    • 56' 1-0 to Liverpool, after Raheem Sterling put them ahead on the fifth minute.
    • 54' Sturridge may have landed on his ankle awkwardly - he might come off just to be safe.
    • 52' Olympiacos win a corner on the left, but it comes to nothing.
    • 50' Liverpool have edged slightly further forward now. A ball towards Sturridge is intercepted, Olympiacos break, Ghazaryan cuts onto his right and wallops a curling shot against the crossbar.
    • 48' Liverpool are just keeping the ball in the defence, happy to conserve energy for now. Liverpool lead 1-0.
    • 46' Allen, Robitson and Coutinho are on.
    • 45+2' That's half time. 1-0 to Liverpool after Raheem Sterling's goal after five minutes.
    • 45+1' Johnson is booked for a late tackle on Salino.
    • 43' Still 1-0 to Liverpool. The corner is eventually cleared and Salino drags down Sturridge. He's booked.
    • 42' Another corner on the right for Olympiacos.
    • 41' Liverpool are 1-0 up after Raheem Sterling's goal after just five minutes. There's little time left in the first half, but although Olympiacos aren't threatening, Liverpool's defence has Glen Johnson.
    • 40' Diamantakos fires his shot just wide of goal.
    • 37' Markovic angles a run towards goal, into the box, and he stays upright under a heavy challenge, then curls a shot well wide of goal.
    • 35' Saviola nutmegs the striking buffoon Johnson in the box and then runs into him, claiming a foul. It might have been a foul, but it was definitely a dive. He's booked for it.
    • 33' Corner for Olympiacos, headed away, and the referee blows for a foul anyway.
    • 31' Markovic finds Sterling, who tries to slide the ball in for Henderson down the left, but it's cut out for a corner. Gerrard takes the corner on the left, and the 'keeper flaps it away to Johnson, who falls over.
    • 30' Johnson brings down a cross and then puts his boot through it.
    • 28' Sturridge takes on a defender from a relatively tight angle but slices his shot well over the bar.
    • 25' Gerrard trips Saviola, and he is more than happy to throw himself to the ground. Free kick for Olympiacos on the right.
    • 24' Sterling tugs Abidal to the ground in midfield - it's a stupid foul, and Abidal is happy to collapse to the floor for the free kick.
    • 22' Sturridge takes, to the right of the area, curls the ball into the box and it dribbles back to Gerrard who shoots wide.
    • 20' Can is hacked to the ground by Siovas on the very edge of the box, and he's booked for the foul.
    • 18' The game has calmed down a little now, but both sides are certainly looking to attack.
    • 16' Sterling pulls the ball back for Johnson to cross, but his cross is poor and Olympiacos break forward.
    • 15' Unrelated to the match, but my back just cracked really powerfully.
    • 13' Liverpool have just announced the signing of Lovren, which is a definite improvement for their defence. Having said that, they are still weak at full-back, need another central defender, and will probably replace Mignolet if possible.
    • 11' Still 1-0 after that early Sterling goal.
    • 5' GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Olympiacos. Sterling scores. Sturridge slips as he shoots, it takes a deflection and Sterling is there, ready to turn it past the 'keeper.
    • 2'
    • 1' The first half gets underway.
    • 22:55 This match is in Chicago by the way - as English, Italian and Spanish clubs target the US market, ripe for SOCCER after winning hearts and minds at the World Cup.
    • 22:50 So Liverpool new-boys Lazar Markovic and Emre Can start, while fellow recent arrival Rickie Lambert is benched. Adam Lallana is injured, so this is a rather strong team for the Reds.
    • 22:45 Olympiacos XI: Meygeri, Salino, Papadopolous, Siovas, Abidal, N'Dinga, Maniatis, Dossevi, Ghazaryan, Saviola, Diamantakos
    • 22:40 Liverpool XI: Jones, Johnson, Skrtel, Toure, Enrique, Gerrard, Henderson, Can, Sterling, Markovic, Sturridge; Subs: Ward, Coutinho, Coates, Lucas, Allen, Ibe, Kelly, Coady, Robinson, Lambert, Peterson
    • 22:35 The big news tonight is that Liverpool have signed Dejan Lovren from Southampton for £20m. The Croatia defender signs a 'long-term' contract after just one season on the South Coast. He joins former team-mates Adam Lallana nd Rickie Lambert at Anfield. Read more in the attached link.
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    • 22:30 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Liverpool's friendly match with Olympiacos, kicking off at 23:00 UK time
  • Summary

    • 76' Allen wins a free kick on the left wing, 50 yards fromm goal. Coutinho strides towards goal and sends a fierce shot towards goal from 35 yards, and it's a yar wide.
    • 50' Liverpool have edged slightly further forward now. A ball towards Sturridge is intercepted, Olympiacos break, Ghazaryan cuts onto his right and wallops a curling shot against the crossbar.
    • 45+1' Johnson is booked for a late tackle on Salino.
    • 43' Still 1-0 to Liverpool. The corner is eventually cleared and Salino drags down Sturridge. He's booked.
    • 40' Diamantakos fires his shot just wide of goal.
    • 37' Markovic angles a run towards goal, into the box, and he stays upright under a heavy challenge, then curls a shot well wide of goal.
    • 35' Saviola nutmegs the striking buffoon Johnson in the box and then runs into him, claiming a foul. It might have been a foul, but it was definitely a dive. He's booked for it.
    • 28' Sturridge takes on a defender from a relatively tight angle but slices his shot well over the bar.
    • 20' Can is hacked to the ground by Siovas on the very edge of the box, and he's booked for the foul.
    • 5' GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Olympiacos. Sterling scores. Sturridge slips as he shoots, it takes a deflection and Sterling is there, ready to turn it past the 'keeper.
    • 22:45 Olympiacos XI: Meygeri, Salino, Papadopolous, Siovas, Abidal, N'Dinga, Maniatis, Dossevi, Ghazaryan, Saviola, Diamantakos
    • 22:40 Liverpool XI: Jones, Johnson, Skrtel, Toure, Enrique, Gerrard, Henderson, Can, Sterling, Markovic, Sturridge; Subs: Ward, Coutinho, Coates, Lucas, Allen, Ibe, Kelly, Coady, Robinson, Lambert, Peterson
    • 22:35 The big news tonight is that Liverpool have signed Dejan Lovren from Southampton for £20m. The Croatia defender signs a 'long-term' contract after just one season on the South Coast. He joins former team-mates Adam Lallana nd Rickie Lambert at Anfield. Read more in the attached link.

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