BRENDAN RODGERS’ FIRST game as manager of Liverpool ended in a 1-1 draw against FC Toronto, thanks to Adam Morgan’s equaliser in a World Football Challenge friendly.
Quincy Amarikwa, who only joined Toronto from New York Red Bulls earlier on Saturday, wasted no time contributing to his new team, seizing a rebound from a Peter Gulacsi save to give the hosts the lead in the 58th minute.
The advantage was short-lived however, as Morgan made it 1-1 in the 69th minute, taking advantage of a fine run by Raheem Sterling and salvaging the draw.
After Sterling eluded three defenders, Toronto keeper Quillan Roberts managed to deflect his shot, but Morgan was there to tap it home.
Liverpool were further buoyed by the return to action of Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva, who has been sidelined since November with a serious knee injury.