Friday 4th August 7:30pm @ Mainz, Germany

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GOALS: Feulner 46, Damm 61, Jovanovic 85, Amri 86, Pupalovic 90

TEAM: Scott Carson, Kromkamp (Peltier 60), Jamie Carragher (Hobbs 81), Hyypia (Palletta 46), Djimi Traore, Zenden (Riise 60), Gerrard (Garcia 72), Alonso (Diao 60), Pennant (Anderson 46), Crouch, Bellamy (Sissoko 60)

Subs: Jerzy Dudek

Att: tbc
Ref: Jochen Drees

FSV Mainz 05: Wache, Gerber, Demirtas, Feulner, Noveski, Diakite, Friedrich, Pekovic, Azaouash, Rose, Damm. Subs - Amri, Banouas, Babatz, Jovanovic, Amri, Wiegelt, Gunesch, Vrancic, Vrancic, Pupalovic, Ischdonat

Rafa Benitez post match

Gerrard couldn't help
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It wasn't pretty - and all the goals arrived in the second half.

Defensive errors were pretty much to blame throughout for almost every goal.

What effect will it have on the side who are due to play a competitive game next Wednesday when £12 million will be at stake in Champions League qualification.

Minute by minute action

1 min : Mainz kick the game off but a minute's silence immediately follows after the death of one of the club's officials
3 mins : Zenden chips the ball forward towards Bellamy but the pass is overhit and easily gathered by Wache
8 mins : Liverpool win the game's first corner after good play by Bellamy down the left side. The corner is easily cleared though by the home defence
8 mins : Liverpool win a free kick on the edge of the area which Gerrard bends over the wall and just over the bar
12 mins : Feulkner crosses dangerously from the left but Carragher is well placed to head behind and concede a corner
16 mins : Awful mistake from Carson on the edge of the area gives Faulkner a chance but fortunately his strike hits the head of a Liverpool defender before reaching the empty goal
18 mins : The lively Faulkner almost opens the scoring with a beautifully curled right footed effort from the left angle of the box which just beats Carson's far post
20 mins : Azaouagh goes for goal with a right footed shot from 25 yards but Carson dives to his left to make the save
24 mins : Mainz break forward dangerously again down the left but this time the linesman's flag brings an end to a bright move
28 mins : Damm breaks clear down the left and rounds Carson who had raced out of his goal. With an open goal to aim it he strikes the legs of Sami Hyypia who had got back to make a late and decisive challenge
29 mins : Substitution: Ralph Gunesch for Nikolce Noveski:
30 mins : Excellent play by Gerrard on the edge of the area as he beats two challenges before dragging a right footed volley wide
33 mins : Azaouagh takes advantage of a mis-placed pass from Alonso in midfield before firing a long range shot just wide of Carson's left post
42 mins : Liverpool win a corner after Pennant does well to set up a chance for Gerrard who is tackled before he has a chance to shoot. From the corner Gerrard heads over
19:18 GMT : Half Time Reached
19:35 GMT : Second Half Begins
46 mins : Liverpool get the second period underway
46 mins : Substitution: Gabriel Paletta for Sami Hyypia:
46 mins : Substitution: Paul Anderson for Jermaine Pennant:
46 mins : GOAL! Markus Feulner: Kromkamp misses a deep cross to the far post and Faulkner controls the ball before firing it past Carson from 12 yards
53 mins : Paletta turns on the edge of the area and blasts a shot high and wide of the Mainz goal
55 mins : Good run by Zenden takes him to the edge of the area where he drives in a shot which is palmed away by Wache in the Mainz goal
60 mins : Substitution: John Arne Riise for Boudewijn Zenden:
60 mins : Substitution: Salif Diao for Xabi Alonso:
60 mins : Substitution: Momo Sissoko for Craig Bellamy:
60 mins : Substitution: Lee Peltier for Jan Kromkamp:
61 mins : Diao tries an acrobatic overhead kick on the edge of the area but the ball travels well wide
61 mins : GOAL! Tobias Damm: Damm taps the ball home after more defensive hesitancy at the back for the Reds
64 mins : Substitution: Chadli Amri for Tobias Damm:
64 mins : Substitution: Marlo Vrancic for Fabian Gerber:
72 mins : Substitution: Luis Garcia for Steven Gerrard:
73 mins : Anderson forces a fine save from the Mainz goalkeeper with a close range shot after Crouch had headed the ball into his path
74 mins : Crouch shows neat skill in the area to turn and fire a shot goalwards but Wache makes a comfortable stop
81 mins : Substitution: Jack Hobbs for Jamie Carragher:
81 mins : Substitution: Fatmir Pupalovic for Mimoun Azaouash:
81 mins : Substitution: Christof Babatz for Markus Feulner:
81 mins : Substitution: Ranislav Jovanovic for Bakary Diakite:
84 mins : Substitution: Nassim Banouas for Manuel Friedrich:
85 mins : GOAL! Ranislav Jovanovic: Riise's back pass is intercepted by Jovanovic who slots the ball into the empty net
86 mins : GOAL! Chadli Amri: Amri beats Carson to the ball to make it 4-0 with a right footed shot
90 mins : GOAL! Fatmir Pupalovic: Pupalovic beats Hobbs down the left and slides the ball home
20:21 GMT : Match Over

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Match Report filed: 4th August 2006