• Pre-season friendlies

Suarez features as Liverpool stroll to friendly win

ESPN staff
July 28, 2013
Luis Suarez played the final 29 minutes and hit the crossbar © Getty Images

Luis Suarez appeared off the bench as Liverpool wrapped up their pre-season tour with a 3-0 defeat of the Thailand national team in Bangkok.

Philippe Coutinho, new signing Iago Aspas and captain Steven Gerrard were all on target in a comfortable victory.

Yet it was the presence of striker Suarez, the subject of continuing speculation over his future after two rejected bids from Arsenal, which will grab most attention.

The Uruguay international came on for the last 29 minutes and hit the crossbar.

It was his second successive substitute appearance on the tour having linked up with the squad late due to an extended break after the Confederations Cup.

Coutinho opened the scoring after 11 minutes with a fine individual goal before setting up Aspas soon after the break.

Gerrard added the third with a neat dink over the goalkeeper after 59 minutes. The skipper also hit the woodwork while Jordan Henderson had an effort cleared off the line.

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