Liverpool fell to a 2-1 defeat against Italian side Roma on Thursday night, in a packed Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox, reports the Press
Brendan Rodgers has now failed to win in his first two games as Liverpool manager, following the defeat to the Rome club. The game was played at the home of Major League Baseball side Boston Red Sox, who like Liverpool, are owned by Fenway Sports Group.
With significant absentees in the Reds squad, Rodgers gave a start to promising forward Raheem Sterling, but it was Roma attacker Pablo Osvaldo who caused the most problems in the opening 20 minutes, testing Liverpool reserve goalkeeper Peter Gulasci on several occasions.
Joe Cole, who returned recently from a loan spell with French side Lille, looked the liveliest of Liverpool’s players and hit the bar after a clever lob over the goalkeeper.
The first goal of the game came in the 63rd minute and fittingly it was a United States international who scored – Michael Bradley, who recently signed for Roma, slotted home past substitute goalkeeper Brad Jones.
Seven minutes later, Roma were 2-0 up thanks to Alessandro Florenzi, who appeared to put the game beyond doubt and disappoint the heavy Liverpool support in the crowd.
With 10 minutes to go, Charlie Adam gave the crowd something to cheer about after slotting into the right-hand corner from just outside the area.
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