Liverpool start off life after Suarez with a loss against Danish side

Liverpool's pre-season got off to an inauspicious start when they went down 2-1 to Danish club Brondby on Wednesday (July 16).

It was their first game since selling controversial star player Luis Suarez to Barcelona, and it seems coach Brendan Rodgers has a lot of work ahead of him.

Brondby took a shock lead via a Christian Norgaard curling effort towards the end of the first half before Liverpool levelled though their Swedish winger Kristoffer Peterson early in the second half.

The game looked like it was going to end in a draw until Brondby's Ferhan Hasni scored from a wonderful solo effort in stoppage time.

“We will progress again from last season. It’s going to be a really exciting season. I’ve seen development in the players already in the short period of time that we’ve been back. This season we have the belief to go along with the quality," Rodgers said after the match.

“We want to improve and continually improve. We’re working very hard behind the scenes, as we always do, in terms of getting the best quality players into the club, " he continued.

Source: AFP, YouTube.