Liverpool vs Malaysia XI player ratings: Jordan Ibe on target, but who shone for Liverpool?

A look at the individual performances from the pre-season friendly which ended 1-1

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Liverpool completed their pre-season tour of Australia and the Far East with a 1-1 draw with a Malaysia XI.

The Reds fell behind when Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh gave the hosts the lead.

Following three victories since leaving the UK, Brendan Rodgers' side couldn't maintain their perfect pre-season record but wrestled their way back into the game courtesy of Jordon Ibe, who cut into the box and fired the ball inside the near-post top corner for parity.

Here, we take a look at how the players involved got on...

Bogdan: Could do nothing about Malaysia’s opener and showed smart reflexes moments later to beat Akil when he was set through. 6

Clyne: Combined nicely with Ibe, overlapping smartly when the winger cut inside. With little threat from Malaysia’s flanks he was able to prosper going forward. 7

Lovren: Failed to spot the danger for Malaysia’s opener but woke up then, making a series of vital covering challenges in the second half. His performance at the other end was worse, missing a trio of chances from excellent positions. 5

Skrtel: The senior player in the backline did not fill his colleagues with confidence. He was as guilty as his colleague for the first goal, leaving his man for Lovren to pick up. He remained a commanding aerial presence throughout. 6

Moreno: Too keen to make an impression on Rodgers, he gave away a series of silly fouls when he looked to win back the ball. He pushed forward well but his defensive work still looks suspect. 5

Lucas: In a game where Liverpool monopolised possession Lucas was too slow on the ball, giving Malaysia a chance to set their defence. A strange decision by Rodgers to name such a defensive player in a game his side should have expected to dominate. 5

Henderson: He got forward more than he has in recent games, creating chances with his late runs from deep. 7

Milner: His understanding with Henderson is already showing promise, with more than one occasion in which they played a smart one-two to create a chance. 7

Ibe: His opener lit up the first half and he was the only player to provide an injection of energy in the opening period, even if at times he dribbles down empty alleys. 8

Lallana: Another who just held on to the ball a little too long. At his best he provides zip to Liverpool. Today he was mostly ponderous, though his delivery from out wide suggests Christian Benteke may have plenty of aerial opportunities. 6

Origi: The young Belgian gets into good positions, playing smartly on the shoulder of the defence, but his finishing requires a lot of work before he is ready to lead a Liverpool line. He may be better in a front two, where he is not required to hold the ball up and can run at defenders. 5

Rossiter: Impressed on the ball during his 20 minute cameo, moving it smartly and quickly to players in space. 6

Ojo: A winger by trade he endeavoured to use his pace to find space behind Malaysia’s defence. Unfortunately the combination of a deep back line and some poor passes from his colleagues gave him little chance to impress. 6