Reds suffer Atletico defeat

Liverpool’s pre-season campaign continues to go wrong with another defeat and another injury in their final friendly against Atletico Madrid at Anfield.

The Spaniard’s front duo of Aguero and Diego Forlan both claimed a goal each before Reds in-form midfielder Lucas pulled one back late on.

With Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel already injured, Jamie Carragher limped off early on and adds to Rafa Benitez’s worries. The Reds were left with youngsters Daniel Ayala and Mikel San Jose at the back.

Carragher picked up an ankle knock which hopefully won’t see him out of next’s opening game against Spurs.

Liverpool: Reina, Insua, Carragher, Sanchez Ayala, Johnson, Benayoun, Mascherano, Leiva, Kuyt, Gerrard, Torres
Subs; Spearing, Plessis, Kelly, Degen, Riera, Ngog, Dossena, Cavalieri, Babel, San Jose, Voronin

Atletico Madrid: Asenjo, Lopez, Heitinga, Ujfalusi, Rodriguez, Garcia, Assuncao, Aguero, Forlan
Subs: Santana, Dominguez, Ibanez, Sinama-Pongolle, Reyes, Jurado

Referee: P. Dowd
Attendance: 44,102