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Match Report: Bury 0 - 0 Liverpool FC

14 July 2018

Bury played out a 0-0 draw with Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool at the Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane in The Shakers’ third pre-season friendly.

The Shakers made a strong start, as Virgil Van Dijk had to be alert to clear Callum McFadzean's cross from the left with several white shirts waiting to convert.
The first real chance of the game fell for Liverpool as Joel Matip found Divock Origi, who timed his run superbly but his curled effort was well saved by Joe Murphy.
The visitors were off to a good start with a chance for Joel Matip from a corner, but the Cameroon international was unable to steer his header on target.
Adam Thompson and Eoghan O'Connell combined to deny Liverpool. First, Thompson did well to block an attempt on the 6-yard line. Then it was O'Connell who stepped up to clear a good effort by Sheyi Ojo from the goal line.
Bury's best chance of the half came in the 37th minute as latest signing Gold Omotayo nearly had the opening goal when he intercepted Alberto Moreno's back-pass, but the striker couldn't place it around Loris Karius, seeing the ball roll out for a goal kick.
Ryan Lowe made just one change at half-time with Stephen Dawson replacing Callum Styles. Jurgen Klopp made ten changes to his side, with Lallana taking the captain's armband from James Milner. Karius was the only player from Klopp's first-half eleven to remain on the pitch.
Liverpool looked destined to find the back of the net on the 50th minute when lovely link-up play between Adam Lallana and Dominic Solanke saw the latter get a shot away, but incredibly Ryan Cooney was there on the line to prevent the ball going into the back of the net.
Bury went on the break up the other end and Chris Dagnall looked like he was through on goal but he was well blocked, seeing the ball fall to Ryan Cooney who got a shot away only to be denied by the post.
Joe Murphy was soon called back into action to deny Ben Woodburn. Rafael Camacho drove on from the right and slipped in the Welshman, who curled a right-footed shot towards the top corner only to be brilliantly denied by the Bury 'keeper.
In the 75th minute, Bury had the ball in the back of the net as new signing Jordan Archer converted Nicky Adams' free-kick, but much to Bury's dismay the assistant's flag was up to deny the striker of a debut goal.
The visitors were still in search of a goal as Naby Keita skipped free down the left, but his low cross was diverted wide by Nathaniel Phillips.
Camacho could have won it for Liverpool in the 90th minute when the visitors broke, but he was denied by substitute Mathew Hudson as the fixture came to a close without a goal.
It was an impressive performance from the Shakers, who did well to hold their own against a strong Liverpool side adorned with many of their top players.
Bury 0 - 0 Liverpool FC

Attendance 6852 (5078 visitors).


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