Liverpool 2-0 FC Lyn: Reds Enjoy Comfortable Stroll In Norway

Benitez's men continued their pre-season progress in untroubled fashion in Scandinavia today...

Liverpool triumphed 2-0 today in Oslo over Norwegian outfit FC Lyn, with Rafa Benitez's men enjoying their second win of pre-season in comfortable fashion.

Andrey Voronin headed the Reds into the lead just before the interval, with David Ngog doubling their advantage on the hour mark. The Reds, resplendent in their new all-white European away kit, strolled through the Scandinavian sunshine with their only concern being an injury to Albert Riera, the extent of which is not yet clear.

However, it was the hosts who threatened early on, with Liverpool keeper Diego Cavalieri being called into action early on to tip an effort from striker Davy Angan round the post.

The keeper was forced to make a couple more saves before the Reds began to assert themselves, with efforts from Jay Spearing and Lucas Leiva going close. However, the hosts remained competitive and both teams had opportunities to take the lead before Voronin's effort opened the scoring.

Dutch winger Ryan Babel created the goal, with a powerful run down the left flank capped with a cross to the far post that the Ukrainian nodded home.

Five changes for the Reds followed at half-time, but the disruption was minimal, and Andrea Dossena sparked a well-worked move to allow Ngog to double the visitor's advantage.

The Italian was picked out by a superb ball from Javier Mascherano, before surging into the area and cutting the ball back for Ngog to finish clinically.

Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard came off the Liverpool bench late on, but there was no further scoring. The Merseysiders did go close with a couple of late efforts, as Martin Kelly had one shot which shaved the post, and the game was completed in relative comfort by Rafa Benitez's men.

Zack Wilson, Goal.com