Washington, July 25 (AFP) Liverpool wrapped up their US tour with a 2-2 draw in opposition to Sporting CP because the English Premier facet did not win a recreation of their first journey overseas since being topped European champs.
Liverpool completed with no victories to indicate from their three-match stateside tour however did handle to salvage a tie in opposition to the reigning Portuguese champions at Yankee Stadium in New York.
Marcus Wendel tied the sport at 2-2 within the 53rd minute on Wednesday with a proper footed shot from the centre of the field to the underside proper nook after being arrange by midfield star Bruno Fernandes.
Fernandes and Wendel additionally mixed on the primary aim of the sport within the fourth minute for the 18-time Portuguese champs. Fernandes proper footed a seemingly innocent lengthy shot that Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet mishandled earlier than it went into the web.
Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum scored targets for the Reds who performed all three exhibition contests in iconic American sports activities venues.
Jurgen Klopp’s facet was lacking a number of of their prime gamers, together with forwards Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, who have been taking a break after competing in COPA America and African Cup of Nations.
Goalkeeper Alisson additionally determined to not make the journey.
Liverpool got here into the competition questioning how they managed to drop their first two video games. They misplaced a 2-1 choice to Spanish membership Sevilla on Sunday at Boston’s Fenway Park, following a 3-2 defeat to Germany’s Borussia Dortmund at Notre Dame Stadium on Friday.
Sporting’s Luciano Vietto had probably the greatest scoring possibilities of Wednesday’s recreation however was stopped twice in a row from point-blank vary by Mignolet simply earlier than the half.
Teen sensation Sepp van den Berg made his exhibition debut for Liverpool within the Yankee Stadium showdown, because the 17-year-old Dutch defender got here on within the 89th minute. Liverpool signed the teenager over the summer season from Eredivisie facet PEC Zwolle.
Liverpool will now head residence to Merseyside earlier than dealing with Napoli in Edinburgh this weekend after which depart for a coaching camp in Evian.