Liverpool vs Brisbane Roar match report: James Milner scores first goal for Reds to hand Brendan Rodgers second pre-season win

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James Milner scored his first goal for Liverpool as Brendan Rodgers' team won the second game of their pre-season tour against the Brisbane Roar.

The second-half goal - which will not count in official records - saw the Reds battle back from a goal down to beat the A-League side in front of a Suncorp Stadium packed with Liverpool fans.

Dimitri Petratos had given Brisbane the lead after 15 minutes with Liverpool defenders to blame for falling asleep; they had the chance to clear but when a cross came in from the lift the Australian forward fired past Mignolet.

Dimitri Petratos gave the Brisbane Roar a shock lead

Liverpool equalised soon after through a lovely Adam Lallana effort. The England man controlled a long pass and then, after a couple of step overs, got round his man to fire into the far corner.

Brendan Rodgers made numerous changes for the second-half, with Milner among those introduced.

Adam Lallana scores the equaliser

The former Manchester City midfielder burst forward with the ball and, while falling over, hit a shot that took a deflection and looped over the keeper.

Liverpool next play against Adelaide United on 20 July.