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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Reds beaten in Denmark

Published 16/07/2014 | 21:08

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Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool side were beaten 2-1 in their first pre-season friendly against Brondby

Liverpool lost 2-1 to Danish side Brondby in their first pre-season game.

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Manager Brendan Rodgers made up for the absence of his World Cup contingent by using his entire travelling squad in the match but saw the Reds go in 1-0 behind at half-time following Christian Norgaard's fine finish past Brad Jones.

Swedish teenager Kristoffer Peterson levelled within five minutes of the restart but Liverpool were beaten deep in injury-time when Ferhan Hasani broke clear.

Crystal Palace had it easier in a one-sided run-out at Austrian side GAK Graz.

They breezed to a 13-1 victory, Stephen Dobbie netting four times in the second half while Glenn Murray, Joe Ledley and Jonathan Williams each notched twice.

Yannick Bolasie, Jerome Thomas and Marouane Chamakh rounded off the rout.

At Adams Park a mostly youthful Chelsea side defeated Wycombe 5-0 in Matt Bloomfield's testimonial.

Patrick Bamford, who ended last season on loan at Derby, scored the only goal of the first half after Nathan Ake's assist but Wanderers could not stop the visitors extending the margin in the second half.

Teenagers Jay Dasilva and Izzy Brown combined as the latter made it 2-0 shortly after half-time, before John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic, two of the more established players given a run out by Jose Mourinho, both converted Jeremie Boga set-pieces.

Brown grabbed his second of the night late on to complete the scoring.

Elsewhere West Ham drew 0-0 at Ipswich.

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