Liverpool win nine-goal thriller in Malaysia

Liverpool made it back-to-back wins on their pre-season tour of Asia with a thrilling 6-3 victory against Malaysia XI.New signing Charlie Adam got the ball rolling with an early penalty, while a brace each from David N’Gog and Maxi Rodriguez spared Liverpool’s blushes after the hosts mounted a late comeback.

The English Premier League club was gifted a goal on 25 minutes when striker Andy Carroll was brought down in the box.

The referee made new signing Charlie Adam retake the subsequent spot-kick, but the former Blackpool midfielder opened his Liverpool account at the second attempt.

The home fans were on their feet just before the break when Mohd Safiq Rahim beat the wall and goalkeeper Brad Jones with a stunning free-kick.

Liverpool reasserted their authority in the second half with two goals in two minutes.

They both came from the feet of striker David N’Gog, who turned home a deflection for his first and made it 3-1 on 69 minutes with a confident finish.

Malaysia looked beaten when Argentine Maxi Rodriguez converted a cross from compatriot Emiliano Insua.

But the hosts staged a late comeback with two quick goals from Mohd Safee Mohd Sali, capitalising on some unconvincing goalkeeping from Reds substitute Peter Gulacsi.

Liverpool were not finished yet, however, and made it 5-3 as Rodriguez grabbed his second in the 90th minute.

Dutchman Dirk Kuyt made it six in stoppage time to wrap up an entertaining work-out.

 


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