Jordon Ibe’s brilliant individual goal was the highlight of an otherwise underwhelming finale to our tour of the Far East – which finishes with a 1-1 draw against the Malaysia XI.
The Reds fell behind early on after some sloppy defending from Dejan Lovren and Martin Skrtel, and might have been beaten if it were not for Ibe’s moment of supreme brilliance just before half-time.
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Plenty to mull over for us Liverpool fans. Here are five things we learned from today’s game…
5) The Lovren / Skrtel partnership is not right
You can see why Rodgers would want to push forward with this pairing – the vastly experienced veteran and our most expensive ever defender. However, it’s clearly not going to work. There is a distinct lack of pace and we’re asking too much of the full-backs to always be able to come across and cover. Against Malaysia, Skrtel was caught ball watching and Lovren – despite his size and strength – was held off too easily as he attempted to track back. Mamadou Sakho won’t have seen anything to concern him here, as he waits on his starting spot against Stoke.