Old boy Baros downs Liverpool in Istanbul

28 July 2011 11:30

Former Liverpool striker Milan Baros scored twice to lead Turkish side Galatasaray to a 3-0 win over the English giants in a pre-season friendly on Thursday.

Baros hit a volley beyond Alexander Doni after eight minutes before converting with a close-range header just before half-time. Former Bolton player Johan Elmander added the third seven minutes from time.

"I think they looked a bit sharper than us at the start of the game. But the players worked hard and they'll benefit from the effort they put in," said Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish who fielded a young side which included the likes of John Flanagan, Jack Robinson, Jonjo Shelvey, and Martin Kelly.

"It won't do us any harm for the season ahead, but we've got to get ourselves a bit sharper, a bit more clued up and lively when we're not in possession of the ball," Dalglish told liverpoolfc.tv.

"We've just got to get ourselves street-wise on the pitch and get up to speed with our thoughts when we're not in possession of the ball. August 13 is a big day for us when the season starts, and we'd like to think this will stand us in good stead getting towards that date."

Source: AFP