Coutinho stars while Aston Villa youngsters thrashed - pre-season round-up
1. Results round-up
|Sunday's friendly results
|Blackpool 0-1 Newcastle
|Newport County 5-2 Aston Villa U21
|Thailand 0-3 Liverpool
|Werder Bremen 1-0 Fulham|
Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool continued their pre-season tour with a game against Thailand and another comfortable win.
Goals from Philippe Coutinho, Iago Aspas and Steven Gerrard did the damage with Luis Suarez a second-half substitute who went close, but was denied by the woodwork.
Closer to home and Newcastle were also victorious as they took on fellow Wonga sponsors Blackpool.
Once again there was no Papiss Cisse for the Magpies, but Shola Ameobi ensured the Senegal international was not missed too much with a strike that secured victory for Alan Pardew's men.
There were few goals at the Weserstadion also, as Werder Bremen sneaked past Fulham thanks to Nils Petersen's second half goal.
However, if it was entertainment you were after then Newport County was certainly the place to be. The League Two side thrashed an Aston Villa U21 side 5-2 in the hosts' final pre-season fixture.