NESV-related clubs Liverpool and Roma meet at Fenway Park looking toward attacking managers to put disappointing seasons behind them.
|Liverpool (4-3-3): Jones; Flanagan, Carragher, Agger, Enrique; Adam, Aquilani, Lucas; Cole, Suso, Pacheco.||
GOALKEEPERS: Peter Gulacsi, Brad Jones, Daniel Ward
DEFENDERS: Daniel Agger, Jamie Carragher, Jon Flanagan, Jack Robinson, Jose Enrique, Martin Skrtel, Danny Wilson, Stephen Sama, Brad Smith, Andre Wisdom, Ryan McLaughlin
MIDFIELDERS: Charlie Adam, Alberto Aquilani, Joe Cole, Lucas Leiva, Jonjo Shelvey, Jay Spearing, Raheem Sterling
FORWARDS: Daniel Pacheco, Krisztian Adorjan, Nathan Eccleston, Suso, Jordon Ibe, Adam Morgan
|Roma (4-3-3): Stekelenburg; Rosi, Heinze, Burdisso, Angel; Pjanic, Bradley, Taddei; Lamela, Totti, Osvaldo.
GOALKEEPERS: Bogdan Lobont, Maarten Stekelenburg, Tomas Svedkauskas
DEFENDERS: Aleandro Rosi, José Angel, Gabriel Ivan Heinze, Nicolas Andres Burdisso, Leandro Castán, Alessio Romagnoli
MIDFIELDERS: Michael Bradley, Marco Antonio Marquinho, Rodrigo Ferrante Taddei, Miralem Pjanic, Jonatan Lucca, Alessandro Florenzi, Panagiotis Tachtsidis, Valerio Verre
FORWARDS: Erik Manuel Lamela, Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, Francesco Totti, Bojan Krkic, Nico Lopez
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Liverpool recently purchased Fabio Borini from Roma for 13 million euros plus bonuses. Three years ago the Reds paid a reported 20 million euros for Alberto Aquilani from the Rome-based club.
- This game will take place at Fenway Park, which isn't a coincidence. NESV, which owns the Boston Red Socks, also runs Liverpool. A group headed by NESV minority owner Thomas Di Benedetto operates Roma.
- Roma geared up for this match by thrashing Zagłębie Lubin 4-0. Liverpool drew 1-1 with Toronto at BMO Field.
- Liverpool finished eighth last season. During the offseason it dismissed club icon Kenny Dalglish and replaced him with former Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers as manager.
- Roma also changed coaches. Luis Enrique stepped down, so Roma re-hired Zdeněk Zeman. Zeman's quickly approved the signing of American midfielder Michael Bradley.