REDS SURVIVE ROAR SCARE
tos and it wasn’t until 15 minutes from the end that Liverpool finally hit the front through James Milner after earlier equalising via Adam Lallana.
By the time Milner scored the winner, much of the sting had gone out of the game, with a host of substitutions having been made.
Not that the 50,000- strong crowd was complaining. Most got what they came for – goals and a Liverpool win.
The occasion was more important last night.
The sea of red that infiltrated the stadium was a sight to behold.
While the match was being played on the Roar’s home ground, everything pointed to Liverpool being the hosts.
You could barely see an orange jersey or scarf ion the crowd, Liverpool were afforded the luxury of the home dressing- room and home bench.
The pre- match rendition of didn’t disappoint.
It was arguably as good as, if not better than, anything that was produced in the 90 minutes, and won’t ever be forgotten by anyone in attendance last night.
REDS DEBUT: Newly- signed Liverpool midfielder James Milner passes to a teammate during the Reds’ 2- 1 win against Brisbane Roar last night at Suncorp Stadium.