Star Studded Liverpool Side Edge Battling Saints

A star studded Liverpool XI beat a battling TNS side at Melwood today.

Watched on by Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool fielded an incredibly strong eleven which included the likes of Firmino, Lucas Leiva and Mamadou Sakho.

The Reds eventually ran out 5-1 winners despite the score being 2-1 to the home side with 75 minutes played.

Firmino opened the scoring in the opening minutes before an excellent Chris Seargeant strike deservedly levelled the match.

However, despite an even first half, former Benfica man Lazar Markovic scored to edge The reds in front at half time.

A further two goals from Firmino added to a penalty by Danny Ings to ensure victory for the Merseyside outfit.

Jordan Rossiter, Adam Bogdan and Divock Origi also started while Alberto Moreno, Kolo Toure and Emre Can completed the very strong line­-up.

The impressive Saints were captained by former Liverpool man Paul Harrison who was behind a defence of Ryan Pryce, Chris Marriott, Phil Baker and Kai Edwards.

Aeron Edwards, Alex Darlington and Chris Seargeant battled in midfield with Scott Quigley, Jamie Mullan and Mike Wilde leading the attack.

Craig Harrison sent on Ryan Edwards, Simon Spender, Greg Draper, Connell Rawlinson and Jamie Reed in the second half on what was a memorable day for all involved.