Liverpool put on a display of the kind of soccer skills and finesse that brought them the European Champions Cup by beating fellow English league side Tottenham Hotspur, winners of the UEFA Cup, 5-2 in an exhibition match on June 3.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (WHITE) v LIVERPOOL (RED)
1. GVs Ian Rush breaks away from midfield and scores for Liverpool. (2 SHOTS) 0.14
2. GVs Liverpool attack; Craig Johnston slips ball into net past Tony Parkes. (2 SHOTS) 0.32
3. SECOND HALF: GVs Spurs corner; Grobbelaar collects ball throws it straight to Danny Thomas, who chips it back into the net. (3 SHOTS) 0.51
4. GVs Craig Johnston scores from outside box for liverpool. (2 SHOTS) 1.06
5. GVs Mark Falco breaks away for Spurs and slips ball past Grobbelaar. (2 SHOTS) 1.17
6. GVs Phil Neal's shot deflected by Tony Parkes and Rush scores for Liverpool on rebound. (2 SHOTS) 1.35
7. GVs Paul Walsh capitalises an error in Spurs defence to make it 5-2 to Liverpool. (2 SHOTS) 1.53
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Liverpool put on a display of the kind of soccer skills and finesse that brought them the European Champions Cup by beating fellow English league side Tottenham Hotspur, winners of the UEFA Cup, 5-2 in an exhibition match on June 3. A crowd of 8,000 watched Liverpool score twice in the first half. First, Ian Rush broke away from midfield to side-foot the ball past Spurs goalkeeper Tony Parkes in the third minute. Then, in the 38th minute, Craig Johnston scored from an acute angle to make it 2-0. Spurs pulled one back six minutes into the second half when Danny Thomas capitalised on a poor throw by Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar and chipped the ball back over his head. Johnston made it 3-1 to Liverpool in the 67th minute when he scored from the edge of the area, but Mark Falco pulled Spurs back once more when he netted from 40 metres. Liverpool wrapped the game up with Ian Rush's second goal in the 80th minute, and Paul Walsh made it 5-2 three minutes before the final whistle.