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  • Eoin Doyle (81' PEN)
  • James Milner (13', 15' PEN)
  • Rhian Brewster (41')

Brewster shines for Liverpool in Bradford win

BRADFORD, England -- Rhian Brewster's intention to prove he has all the tools to thrive in attack under Jurgen Klopp was underlined in another impressive preseason display as Liverpool won 3-1 at Bradford City.

Brewster, 19, provided two goals and an assist against Tranmere Rovers on Thursday evening and was on the scoresheet again at Valley Parade.

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The striker -- brilliant off the ball and a constant nuisance to the opposition defence -- finished a rapid counter-attack featuring Ryan Kent and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Brewster reacted quickest to the rebound off the England international's shot, which he squeezed in from a tight angle.

It was Liverpool's third goal on Sunday afternoon after a James Milner brace had put them in control.

The midfielder's first came courtesy of his effort from distance being deflected in by a James Vaughan header, before he converted from the penalty spot within two minutes with Kent impeded in the area.

Bradford, who had a Ben Richards-Everton goal disallowed for offside in the first-half, finally breached the defence of the European champions on 80 minutes.

Adam Lewis tripped Clayton Donaldson and Eoin Doyle coolly slotted the resulting spot kick in a game that raised funds for the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation, which was launched by former Liverpool and Bradford defender Stephen Darby following his MND diagnosis and retirement from football last year.

Liverpool's preseason preparations will continue in the United States, with the squad flying out from Merseyside on Tuesday morning.

Klopp's men will tackle Borussia Dortmund at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana, Sevilla at Boston's Fenway Park and Sporting at the Yankee Stadium in New York.

A test with Napoli at Murrayfield follows, before they face Lyon in Geneva and close off their build-up to 2019-20 by contesting the Community Shield with Manchester City on Aug. 4.

First-half team: Mignolet, Clyne, Phillips, Lovren, Larouci, Milner, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wilson, Kent, Brewster.

Second-half team: Mignolet, Hoever, Matip, Gomez, Lewis, Fabinho, Woodburn, Jones, Duncan, Origi, Millar. Additional substitutes: Atherton, Johnston.