Liverpool 3 – Bayer Leverkusen 1 (Pre-season friendly, August 12, 2012) (Alternative highlights) After just two minutes Raheem Sterling put Liverpool ahead with a brilliant curling strike after he cut in from the left hand side. The Reds doubled their lead on the half hour when a clever free-kick eventually ran into Lucas Leiva’s path and the Brazilian gobbled up a tap in. Andy Carroll notched a third after the break after shoddy keeping allowed the left footed drive to find a way into the net in fornt of the Kop. With 15 minutes remaining Sidney Sam cracked home a beauty to give Bayer something to cheer.
Post-match press conference: Brendan Rodgers.
Individual highlights: Lucas Leiva.