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Matchday: Liverpool v. Toronto

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TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 31:  Close to 45,000 fans fill the Rogers Centre during MLB action at the Rogers Centre July 31, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 31: Close to 45,000 fans fill the Rogers Centre during MLB action at the Rogers Centre July 31, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
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Kickoff from Rogers Centre, 9PM BST/4PM EST

"They've been fantastic with the football but it's just going to take that wee bit of time," said Brendan Rodgers ahead of Liverpool's first match of the pre-season when asked how the players were taking to his tiki-taka approach. "We're football coaches and managers, not magicians," he added, which seems like it should be obvious. Though if Charlie Adam suddenly learns to tackle we'll start to wonder.

Ways to Watch: Live on ESPN in the UK, Fox Soccer in the US, and Sportsnet in Canada

Preview: Liverpool Kick-off the Pre-season Against Toronto FC

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Liverpool (1st half, 2nd half):

Jones
Wisdom, Carragher, Sama, Enrique
Aquilani, Spearing, Adam
Pacheco, Eccleston, Ibe

Gulasci
Flanagan, Skrtel, Wilson, Robinson
Adorjan, Shelvey, Suso
Cole, Morgan, Sterling

Bench: Lucas, Smith, Ward, McLaughlin

Toronto:

Hall
Henry, Eckersley, Emery, Morgan
Lambe, Dunfield, Frings, Avila
Silva, Johnson

Bench: