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Post-Suarez era starts with defeat for Liverpool

Ferhan Hasani scored a stoppage time winner for Brøndby in a friendly this evening.

Kristoffer Peterson got on the score sheet for Liverpool tonight.
Kristoffer Peterson got on the score sheet for Liverpool tonight.
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LIVERPOOL STARTED THEIR pre-season schedule with a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Brøndby on Wednesday night.

It was a much different Liverpool team from the one that pushed Manchester City so close in the Premier League last year and tonight marked their first game since Luis Suarez made his way out of Anfield.

The Reds fell behind in the first half when Christian Noergaard scored from the edge of the area but looked to have forced a draw after Swedish tennager Kristoffer Peterson levelled not long after the restart.

However, in injury time, sub Ferhan Hasani took advantage of some lax Liverpool defending to score Brøndby’s winner:

Source: FNTV/YouTube

Speaking after the game, manager Brendan Rodgers said:

“We will progress again from last season. It’s going to be a really exciting season. I’ve seen development in the players already in the short period of time that we’ve been back. This season we have the belief to go along with the quality.

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“We want to improve and continually improve. We’re working very hard behind the scenes, as we always do, in terms of getting the best quality players into the club.”

Additional reporting from AFP.

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