Published Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Liverpool beat Crusaders. (© Pacemaker)
The Anfield club fielded a youthful team against Stephen Baxter's Danske Bank Premiership squad.
David Rainey came close to giving Crusaders the lead but was narrowly denied.
Suso scored with a delightful 31st minute free-kick to put the Reds ahead, the shot soaring past Wayne Drummond.
Adam Morgan made it 2-0 with a 4-yard tap in after he met Nathan Ecclestone's cross in the 43rd minute.
It could have been three shortly after half-time but Sosa hit the post.
Crusaders did pull one back when Declan Caddell's shot took a wicked deflection off Jakob Sokolik and into the net.
Gareth McKeown was not too far from giving Crusaders an unlikely leveller when he shot over the bar.
However Liverpool secured the win 11 minutes from time when Ecclestone headed in the third.