Tuesday, January 19

Injuries, poor pitches and average performances – Liverpool will be glad to get home after testing US tour

Jurgen Klopp’s side ended their three-game American trip by sharing the Western Union Cup with Sporting in New York

Three games, no wins.

A difficult tour ended in underwhelming fashion for Liverpool, who drew 2-2 with Sporting CP at New York’s iconic Yankee Stadium. The first trophy of the season is to be shared, although the Reds of course have their eyes on bigger prizes than the Western Union Cup.

Jurgen Klopp wore a rather weary look here, and no wonder. Average performances on awful pitches, in front of half-full stadiums; this was not the kind of trip he had in mind. Throw in a few injuries and a pair of opponents for whom a ‘friendly match’ appears to be an alien concept, and you can understand why he’ll be glad to be heading back across the Atlantic.

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