Salah's strike beats Liverpool as US Tour is brought to an end with defeat

Salah's strike beats Liverpool as US Tour is brought to an end with defeat
How much of Roberto Firmino will we see today? (photo: Jonathan Walsh/VAVEL)

Unfortunately, that's all we've got time for. I've been Oliver Emmerson, taking you through Liverpool 1-2 AS Roma. Until next time, have a great Tuesday. 

All over, Salah's second half goal the winner for Roma as they defeat Liverpool 2-1. Not the best pre-season game but by no means the worst, as Liverpool bring their tour of America to an end. 

Full-time: Liverpool 1-2 AS Roma

90+3: Coutinho drills a low effort wide, probably the last effort of the game. 

90: The referee, who I presume to be local, hasn't been great. Very whistle happy, so much so he just gave three peeps on it to make Henderson move up the pitch two yards to take a throw, and another peep to signal that he can take it. Anyway, three minutes of added time. 

86: How haven't Liverpool equalised! Brilliant free-kick by Brannagan to find Ings, but the striker heads straight at the goalkeeper and is scuffled away. 

85: Coutinho puts Iturbe on his backside, is fouled by Paredes, who gets a yellow. 

83: Alberto Moreno's limped off with a knock, Connor Randall replaces him. 

81: Roma nearly getting their third, Mignolet down quickly to keep out a drilled Dzeko effort, before Iturbe (yes, the one that went on loan to Bournemouth) lashes the rebound over. 

75: Henderson and Markovic do well to conduct a counter-attack for Liverpool, but Coutinho eventually overplays the ball after a laboured pass from Lallana, finally pulling it back for Brannagan who shoots wide. 

71Paredes with a decent swerving effort from range, it finishes up just wide. 

70: Change for Liverpool, Brannagan on for Wijnaldum. 

64: Roma, in response to going ahead, have made a raft of substitutions. I could go through them all, but there's some long spellings and there's only 25 minutes left, so why don't we just find them out as we go? Most importantly, Francesco Totti is on. 

63: Shoddy from Liverpool, in all honesty. Florenzi with a very good cross for Dzeko, Mignolet somehow saving his bullet header. However, Wisdom is guilty of ball watching as it floats into the air, Salah nipping in to poke the ball home. 

GOAL! Salah restores Roma's lead!

61: Juan Jesus there, slamming into Trent Alexander-Arnold's side. He certainly loves a tackle, but maybe someone should mention to him that you normally challenge a player when the football is near them...

58: Lovely link up between Coutinho and Moreno before the latter crosses nicely for Lallana, who chests the ball down before blazing over. 

57: Juan Jesus booked, barging into Lallana's backside unfairly. 

54: Nainggolan looks to get on the end of a free-kick floated into the area, but he can't quite stretch his leg far enough to make contact as the ball sails wide. 

51: Roma didn't make any half-time changes, if you were wondering. 

47: Lots of changes, in summary, Liverpool's second half XI is - Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Wisdom, Stewart, Moreno, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Markovic, Lallana, Ings. Wijnaldum is the only player from the first half that wasn't taken off. 

45: Back underway!

Well that's the first half over with. A pretty even affair overall, with each side tending to dominate 10 minute spells. Edin Dzeko gave Roma the lead, but it was his failure to step out from a corner that allowed Ojo to head in and level up for Liverpool right on half-time. 

Half-time: Liverpool 1-1 AS Roma

45+1: And Liverpool score from the follow up corner. Milner's corner reached Lovren, who headed it towards the back-post where Ojo lay in wait to head into a virtually empty net. There were suspicions of offside, but replays show that Roma goalscorer Dzeko was playing him on. 

GOAL! Ojo equalises for Liverpool!

45: Firmino releases Milner with a clever pass between the right centre-back and the right-back, but the 'keeper pushes his cross out for a corner. 

41: Milner cuts inside from the left and is afforded far too much room to flash a ball across the six yard box, inches away from Firmino's boot as Alisson claims. 

36: Ojo picks up a yellow card for a challenge on El Shaarway that was just a little too strong for a friendly match. 

34: End-to-end stuff, here. Emre Can finds Sturridge with a lovely curling ball into the area, but Alisson beats away the frontman's weak volley. 

33: Roma going for a second as the ball breaks to Salah in space in the area, but his tame effort is easily taken by the 'keeper. 

30: Dzeko controls Paredes' pass with a fantastic first touch, before turning and striking a left-footed shot into the bottom corner from around 20 yards, and we have our opener. Dejan Lovren may feel he should have closed Dzeko down better, whilst a younger Manninger may have got across to the ball. 

GOAL! Edin Dzeko puts Roma ahead!

27: A quick water break for the two teams. 

24: Penalty shouts from Firmino as he's kicked by Juan Jesus in the box, but the flag was already up for offside on the Brazilian. It'd have definitely been a penalty otherwise. 

20: Sturridge starting and finishing moves again, a backheel to Firmino who plays it to an overlapping Milner, who sees Sturridge head his cross into the grateful arms of Alisson. 

15: Close! Great move by Liverpool, started and finished by Sturridge as he gets into the box to get on the end of a Mane pass, bursting through on the right hand side of the area. Sturridge looks to dink it over Alisson, but the 'keeper does brilliantly to get a hand to it. Much better from Liverpool. 

14: Emre Can and Kevin Strootman having some handbags. Come on lads, it's only a friendly. 

11: Edin Dzeko with another chance as he completely does Dejan Lovren with a turn in the penalty area, before curling his shot narrowly wide of the post. Roma look more likely to open the scoring here. 

6: More good play from Roma. Salah flicks it to Nainggolan who puts the ball over the top for Dzeko, only for the striker to shoot over the crossbar from close range. 

5: Ooooh, that is some goalmouth action! El Shaarawy spins on the edge of the area, finding room to shoot before getting one on target, Manninger diving low to his right to make a good save with an outstretched hand. 

4: Not much goalmouth action in the first few minutes as both teams make a tentative start. Sturridge looks to release Clyne in the area, but 'keeper Alisson comes out to claim the ball. 

0: Kick-off, we're underway!

The players are out, shaking hands to a fairly large crowd. Let's hope for a good game, with lots of goals between two strong teams!

Less than 10 minutes until kick-off now, we're almost ready to go!

Origi has been left out due to a tight groin, it's been confirmed. It's thought that it's only a minor problem, but the Reds don't want to take any risks. 

There's the Roma side, released some 20 minutes after Liverpool's A couple of ex-Premier League players in there, Salah and Dzeko, whilst a host of English clubs are reportedly keeping an eye on defender Manolas. 

AS Roma XI: Alisson, Florenzi, Manolas, Juan Jesus, Emerson, Nainggolan, Paredes, Strootman, Salah, Dzeko, El Shaarawy. 

No Origi on the bench for Liverpool, or in the starting 11, which is slightly concerning. It remains to be seen as to why that is. 

Liverpool's lengthy substitutes list is - Mignolet, Benteke, Coutinho, Henderson, Moreno, Lallana, Brannagan, Ings, Stewart, Wisdom, Markovic, Randall, Alexander-Arnold, George. 

That's an extremely attacking lineup from Liverpool. No Origi in the starting 11, but Wijnaldum and Ojo either side of Emre Can in a midfield three is very exciting. Can's getting his first minutes of pre-season after reaching the Euro 2016 semi-final with Germany, whilst there's a debut for veteran goalkeeper Alex Manninger. 

Liverpool XI: Manninger, Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner, Can, Wijnaldum, Firmino Ojo, Mane, Sturridge. 

Not long now until we get the confirmed team news! Liverpool fans will be hoping to see Divock Origi start after his magnificent goal against Milan, just 15 minutes into his pre-season schedule. 

Despite Roma having the edge in recent friendly matches, it's fairly even in competitive games between the two teams, although they haven't played each other in a competitive game since 2002. Liverpool beat Roma 2-0 in the Champions League at Anfield, having drawn 0-0 back in Italy. The season before, Liverpool won 2-0 in Italy in the UEFA Cup, before losing 1-0 at Anfield. 

Liverpool and Roma have played each other a couple of times in recent years, due to links between the owners of the two clubs. Liverpool owner John W Henry owns the Boston Red Sox, whilst Roma's James Pallotta is from Boston himself, and is a major shareholder to the Boston Celtics basketball team. They seem to be playing every two years at the moment, with Roma having triumphed 1-0 two years ago, and 2-1 two years before that. 

Tonight's game is being played at the Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. It's normally used for the city's Baseball team, St. Louis Cardinals, and has a capacity of over 43,000. 

Serie A starts later than the Premier League, meaning that Roma aren't quite as advanced in their pre-season preparations yet, but they did defeat Terek Grozny 3-2 last week in a friendly. 

Given the quick turnaround between the Milan game and today's match, it'll be interesting to see what kind of team Jürgen Klopp puts out. Few players played over 45 minutes, so he could use the same players again, but you'd expect the likes of Cameron Brannagan and Sheyi Ojo - both of whom only came on after the second half had started - to get some more minutes. 

Firmino celebrates his goal against AC Milan (photo: Getty Images)
Firmino celebrates his goal against AC Milan (photo: Getty Images)

Next up was the tour of the States that they're currently on, which started last Thursday morning with a game against Chelsea in the International Champions Cup. That didn't go too well, a 1-0 loss in an ill-tempered game. Things went better on Sunday morning though, as the Reds beat AC Milan 2-0 in a dominant performance, with Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino getting the goals. After today's game, they'll head back to Europe for friendlies against Barcelona and Mainz to finish off their pre-season calendar. 

The Reds started off with four games in the North West, beating Tranmere Rovers 1-0, before putting in a much better performance to demolish Fleetwood Town 5-0. A couple of 2-0 wins followed before they flew out to America, against Wigan Athletic and Huddersfield Town respectively. 

It's Liverpool's seventh game of a nine game long pre-season schedule, building up to their Premier League opener against Arsenal on August 14, less than two weeks away now.

Good morning to one and all, and welcome to VAVEL UK's live minute-by-minute commentary of Liverpool's pre-season friendly against AS Roma, the last one of their tour of the United States. I'm Oliver Emmerson, and I'll be taking you through all the action, with kick-off set for 1;35AM!

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