Liverpool Beats the Elements in Bangkok
Last season may have ended on a sad note for the crimson crew on Merseyside, but as always this time of year, the upcoming campaign breeds new hope for Liverpool as they shellacked the Thailand All Stars, 4-0, in Bangkok yesterday.
As they should have.
The match got into high gear early when Lazar Marković got everyone falling to the ground:
No need for slow-motion replay on that one.
New acquisition Danny Ings got his first disallowed goal for the Reds:
Maybe Mamadou Sakho should breathe more softly around the 'keeper. That
To the 'Pool's credit, players did their best to bring their A game. The fans paid to see a show, and the Reds were set on giving them a show. Like this:
Maybe the Thais should've put one of their famous elephants between the posts to save that header.
Then came a moment of individuality from Adam Lallana.
That's not a foggy lens, either. Torrential downpour. But even that much rain couldn't make the ball slip away from him. Nifty control, dude.
Another newcomer, Divock Origi, almost chalked up his debut goal, but the post proved to be a bit too close:
The Reds got to see Simon Mignolet in action, but just a glimpse, really:
At least he got a touch.
Origi kept on slogging and finally got on the board:
Clearly, Mother Nature put up more of a fight than the Thai All-Stars did. Still, it was a good run for the Reds, which is what they need right now. The Premier League won’t be this easy.