Liverpool continued their preseason with a comprehensive 3-1 win over League Two club Bradford City on Sunday afternoon. The Reds had little difficulty defeating the Bantams thanks to three first-half goals.
James Milner, who started in Liverpool’s midfield three alongside Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, scored twice for Jurgen Klopp’s side. Rhian Brewster added a third just before halftime for his third goal of the preseason.
Bradford City got a goal back thanks Eoin Doyle in the 81st minute.
Liverpool with a dominant performance
Liverpool dominated the fixture accumulating 77% of the possession and tallying 19 shots to two.
Milner’s goal in the 14th minute came from a wicked shot from long range. The Liverpool midfielder got a little help from Bradford City defender James Vaughan to find the back of the net, but the pace he put on the ball meant there was little stopping the shot.
Ryan Kent earned Liverpool a penalty one minute later from a very sloppy Bradford City tackle by Sean Scannell. Kent had been slipped in on goal by Brewster before being hauled down.
Milner stepped up and drove a low shot into the back of the net.
Brewster picked up the third after tapping in a parried shot from Bradford City goalkeeper Richard O’Donnell.
Simon Mignolet’s clean sheet against Bradford City was not to be due to a penalty. In the second half, Liverpool left-back Adam Lewis fouled Bradford City’s Clayton Donaldson in the 18-yard box. Doyle scored the resulting penalty.
Liverpool have posted two preseason wins from two and now embark on their tour of the United States. The Reds will start their American journey against Borussia Dortmund on August 20th.