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Club Friendly Preview: Liverpool FC - AS Roma


Liverpool (4-3-3): Jones; Flanagan, Carragher, Agger, Enrique; Adam, Aquilani, Lucas; Cole, Suso, Pacheco.


GOALKEEPERS: Peter Gulacsi, Brad Jones, Daniel Ward

DEFENDERS: Daniel Agger, Jamie Carragher, Jon Flanagan, Jack Robinson, Jose Enrique, Martin Skrtel, Danny Wilson, Stephen Sama, Brad Smith, Andre Wisdom, Ryan McLaughlin

MIDFIELDERS: Charlie Adam, Alberto Aquilani, Joe Cole, Lucas Leiva, Jonjo Shelvey, Jay Spearing, Raheem Sterling

FORWARDS: Daniel Pacheco, Krisztian Adorjan, Nathan Eccleston, Suso, Jordon Ibe, Adam Morgan

Chelsea (4-3-3): Stekelenburg; Rosi, Heinze, Burdisso, Angel; Pjanic, Bradley, Taddei; Lamela, Totti, Osvaldo.


GOALKEEPERS: Bogdan Lobont, Maarten Stekelenburg, Tomas Svedkauskas

DEFENDERS: Aleandro Rosi, José Angel, Gabriel Ivan Heinze, Nicolas Andres Burdisso, Leandro Castán, Alessio Romagnoli

MIDFIELDERS: Michael Bradley, Marco Antonio Marquinho, Rodrigo Ferrante Taddei, Miralem Pjanic, Jonatan Lucca, Alessandro Florenzi, Panagiotis Tachtsidis, Valerio Verre

FORWARDS: Erik Manuel Lamela, Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, Francesco Totti, Bojan Krkic, Nico Lopez


  • Liverpool recently purchased Fabio Borini from Roma for 13 million euros plus bonuses. Three years ago the Reds paid a reported 20 million euros for Alberto Aquilani from the Rome-based club.

  • This game will take place at Fenway Park, which isn't a coincidence. NESV, which owns the Boston Red Socks, also runs Liverpool. A group headed by NESV minority owner Thomas Di Benedetto operates Roma.

  • Roma geared up for this match by thrashing Zagłębie Lubin 4-0. Liverpool drew 1-1 with Toronto at BMO Field.

  • Liverpool finished eighth last season. During the offseason it dismissed club icon Kenny Dalglish and replaced him with former Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers as manager.

  • Roma also changed coaches. Luis Enrique stepped down, so Roma re-hired Zdeněk Zeman. Zeman's quickly approved the signing of American midfielder Michael Bradley.
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