Preview: Brisbane Roar vs. Liverpool FCPosted: July 16, 2015
This game represents the start of the 2015-16 season for Brisbane, one in which they’ll be looking to produce far better results and performances than last year. It will also be the first game in the John Aloisi era, while Jamie Maclaren will make his debut for Brisbane at some stage.
As mentioned earlier in the week, Brisbane will be without the services of Michael Theo, Luke DeVere and Matt McKay who are either injured (DeVere), rehabbing (Theo) or resting (McKay).
From the Liverpool perspective, this is game two of their pre-season as they look to return to the top four after a 6th placed finish last season. It’s a new looked squad that perhaps is lacking somewhat in star power, but the majority are international players who should still put on a show tomorrow night.
Brisbane Roar squad
2) Jerome Polenz, 3) Shane Stefanutto, 5) Corey Brown, 8) Steven Lustica, 9) Jamie Maclaren, 10) Henrique Silva, 12) Jean Carlos Solórzano, 13) Jade North, 14) Daniel Bowles, 15) James Donachie, 16) Devante Clut, 17) Matt McKay, 18) Luke Brattan, 19) Jack Hingert, 21) Jamie Young, 22) Thomas Broich, 23) Dimitri Petratos, 28) Brandon Borrello, 29) Patrick Theodore, 31) Matthew Schmidt, 33) Luke DeVere, 34) Shannon Brady, 35) Mitchell Hore, 37) Abrahim Yango, 38) Nicholas D’Agostino, 41, Luke Pavlou.
Manager: John Aloisi.
2) Nathaniel Clyne, 4) Kolo Toure, 6) Dejan Lovren, 7) James Milner, 9) Rickie Lambert, 12) Joe Gomez, 14) Jordan Henderson, 17) Mamadou Sakho, 18) Alberto Moreno, 20) Adam Lallana, 21) Lucas Levia, 22) Simon Mingolet, 24) Joe Allen, 27) Divok Origi, 28) Danny Ings, 33) Jordan Ibe, 34) Adam Bogdan, 37) Marin Skrtel, 46) Jordan Rossiter, 47) Andre Wisdom, 50) Lazar Markovic, 53) Joao Carlos Teixeira, 54) Sheyi Ojo, ??) Ryan Fulton, ??) Joe Maguire, ?? Pedro Chirrivella, ??) Harry Wilson, ??) Daniel Cleary.
Manager: Brendan Rodgers.
Down the years Brisbane have done reasonably well, with three wins and two defeats in five encounters, a run which includes a clash against Liverpool’s cross town rivals Everton. Most recently in these international games, it was a 3-0 win to Brisbane in early June against Spanish side Villarreal CF in the LFP World Challenge.
Brisbane’s record in international friendlies
01/07/2007: Queensland Roar (4) -(1) SuperSport United
12/07/2008: Queensland Roar (3) – (1) Palmeiras B
12/07/2009: Brisbane Roar (0) – (3) Celtic FC
17/07/2010: Brisbane Roar (1) – (2) Everton FC
02/06/2015: Brisbane Roar (3) – (0) Villarreal CF
Kick-off tomorrow is at the slightly earlier time of 6.45pm, with Coverage on Go from 6.30pm.