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  • 25 July 2012
  • • 23:30
  • • Harvard Stadium, Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Hope you all enjoyed the game. Goodnight.
  • Jonjo Shelvey impressed before he was subbed for Liverpool and likewise Bradley for Roma.
  • Game over. Roma win courtesy of second-half goals from Michael Bradley and Alessandro Florenzi. Charlie Adam struck late with a consolation goal but the Italian outfit held on.
  • Full-time: Liverpool 1-2 Roma
  • 90' + 1'
    Valerio Verre has a well struck shot from 20 yards out but Jones does well.
  • 88'
    Liverpool are building from the back as they look to get a late equaliser.
  • 86'
    Flanagan goes straight up the other end and shoots wide.
  • 85'
    Woodwork! Delightful ball into the box finds Lamela and he hits the post and the ball comes back out onto Flanagan's head and it bounces the right side of the line for the young defender.
  • 84'
    Lamela cuts in from the right-hand side and under no pressure from the Liverpool defence is allowed a shot but it goes over the bar.
  • 80'
    Goal Charlie Adam
    Goal! Charlie Adam with a fine strike on the edge of the box after a pass from Pacheco. Game on!
  • 76'
    The game has started to be broken up by Roma substitutes. Not much going on.
  • 73'
    It's been all Roma in this second-half and their two-goal lead speaks volumes.
  • 69'
    Goal Alessandro Florenzi
    Goal! Alessandro Florenzi fires from close range into an open net after his team mate Erik Lamela's flick comes back off Brad Jones.
  • 66'
    Pacheco does well down the left-hand side, crosses the ball into the box and Suso's touch gets deflected wide for a corner.
  • 62'
    Goal Michael Bradley
    Goal! USA international Michael Bradley turns his man and strikes first time, beating Brad Jones with a low drive into the far corner.
  • 59'
    Jay Spearing fires over from range and that was his last contribution of the game as he is subbed for Lucas Leiva.
  • 57'
    Aleandro Rosi is fed through by a delightful pass by Michael Bradley but the full back blazes over with just the goalkeeper to beat.
  • 55'
    Charlie Adam is upended and from the resulting free kick, Shelvey drives his long range effort marginally wide.
  • 52'
    Shelvey plays a ball through to Morgan and he was all set to shoot but the linesman ruled he was offside but it was a tight decision. Shortly after that, Shelvey stings the palms of the goalkeeper.
  • 48'
    Tachtsidis has a shot from outside the box and Brad Jones uses his feet to stop the ball with his body moving in the other direction. A great save from the substitute.
  • 47'
    One of a numerous substitutes, Danny Pacheco plays a short interchange with two Liverpool players but he fires over.
  • 46'
    Liverpool get us back underway.
  • It will be interesting to see which substitutions are made and at which point as both managers continue to put their entire squad through their paces.
  • Liverpool have been the better side in the closing stages of the first-half and look the more likely to open the scoring in the second 45.
  • Halftime: Liverpool 0-0 Roma
  • 45' + 1'
    Pianic rifles over from 25 yards and that was the last chance of the half.
  • 43'
    Joe Cole has looked very lively in the first-half. His first touch takes him away from his marker. A short burst of pace takes him clear before his low strike from the edge of the box is well saved by Lobont.
  • 39'
    For the second time in the game, Shelvey beats three men, works his way into the box, only to see Lobont block his shot away.
  • 37'
    From 25 yards out, Cole drives a low cross-cum-shot that just swerves away from goal.
  • 34'
    A short corner is passed from one side of the pitch to the other before Tachtsidis shots from range but his shot is always rising.
  • 32'
    Crossbar! Lovely fluid movement in midfield from Liverpool. Aquilani eventually releases Cole with an over the top ball. He sees Lobont off his line and tries to dink it over the goalkeeper but the ball lands on top of the bar and bounces out.
  • 28'
    Jamie Carragher gives the ball away and concedes a free-kick. Sterling tries to charge the ball down and is given a yellow card. The free-kick is taken again and Totti pulls it wide.
  • 24'
    Osvaldo is through on goal and sends his shot over the bar.
  • 21'
    Almost a great opening goal. Firstly, Jonjo Shelvey beats three men on a mazy run and gets his shot away but Lobont does well to palm to safety. The ball finds its way to Nathan Eccleston, who shoots high and wide.
  • 18'
    After teeing up Sterling moments earlier, Aquilani fires from range but the shot goes harmlessly wide.
  • 16'
    Cole and Aquilani work well on the edge of the area and finds Sterling who has a fine effort well saved. From the clearance, Roma found themselves on the attack and Osvaldo had a near-post shot tipped round for a corner.
  • 15'
    Totti gets a shot away from a cutback from Michael Bradley but his shot is blocked by Spearing in the box.
  • 13'
    From the edge of the box, Taddei tries a disguise lob into the penalty area but his team mates do not read his intentions and the ball goes out for a goal kick.
  • 11'
    Now it's Liverpool's turn to start from the back but Roma are well-matched in defence.
  • 10'
    Roma are taking their time and building from the back and using short, probing passes. Liverpool defending well.
  • 7'
    Jay Spearing gets caught out in the middle of the park and Tachtsidis is through on goal but shoots straight at Gulacsi. The ball comes back out to Osvaldo but he can only scissor kick over the bar.
  • 5'
    Both teams are cancelling each other out in midfield as both look to pass the ball through the middle.
  • 3'
    On closer inspection, the ball comes off Taddei's arm and Liverpool are unfortunate not to get a penalty.
  • 2'
    Early shouts for handball in the box after a cross from Jose Enrique but the referee waved away any appeals.
  • 1'
    Roma get us underway at the Fenway Stadium.
  • Roma line-up: Lobont, Rosi, Burdisso, Castan, Taddei, Tachtsidis, Bradley, Piani, Lopez, Osvaldo, Totti
  • Kick-off is coming up very shortly. Should be a great game.
  • Liverpool starting line-up: Gulacsi, McLaughlin, Skrtel, Carragher, J.Enrique, Spearing, Shelvey, Aquilani, Cole, Eccleston, Sterling.
  • Good evening everybody and welcome to the pre-season friendly between Liverpool and Roma.