ANOTHER RED LET­TER DAY

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - VAL MIGLIACCIO

LIVER­POOL com­fort­ably con­quered Ade­laide United 2- 0 in a bat­tle of the Reds at Ade­laide Oval last night.

James Mil­ner and Danny Ings’ sec­ond half goals handed Liver­pool a per­fect pre­sea­son record on the 2015 tour af­ter James Jeggo los­ing pos­ses­sion in mid­field cost Ade­laide dearly.

Mil­ner claimed the Jeggo turnover be­fore skip­per Jor­dan Hen­der­son was in­volved in the build- up which led to the goal.

Hen­der­son rolled the ball out wide for Jor­dan Ibe be­fore his cross was cutely tucked in the back of the net by Mil­ner in the 67th minute. Mil­ner ended his shift six min­utes later for Lu­cas.

Ings then made it 2- 0 when Nathaniel Clyne’s through ball caught Ade­laide square at the back be- fore he rounded Eu­gene Galekovic to tuck the ball home. But af­ter a mainly pedes­trian first half where Liver­pool clearly showed why it had re­cently spent about $ 70 mil­lion to lure for­ward Chris­tian Ben­teke from As­ton Villa, the club did help smash a record SA soc­cer crowd which was set last year.

More than fans 53,000 fans turned up last night, beat­ing the pre­vi­ous at­ten­dance mark of 33,000.

Pic­ture: QUINN ROONEY

FULL SPEED: James Mil­ner of Liver­pool FC and Dy­lan McGowan of United com­pete for the ball dur­ing the in­ter­na­tional friendly match played in Ade­laide last night.

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