Liverpool players get off to a mixed start at Euro 2016

Liverpool's players have got off to a mixed start at the European Championships on the second day of the tournament.

The reds have 12 players represented in the competition and day 2 saw the opportunity for 8 of them to make the mark.

Wales marked their first tournament match for over half a century with a late 2-1 win over Slovakia.

Joe Allen was a key player for the Welsh, whilst Danny Ward was handed a rare international cap in the Wales goal after the regular keeper woke up with a back spasm.

On the opposing side, Martin Skrtel was captaining Slovakia and was lucky to end the game still on the field.  A first half elbow inside the box, bizarrely, was unseen by the officials - one of whom was a mere 3 yards away.

Martin Skrtel after Wales 2-1 Slovakia

Later that night and Liverpool's biggest contingent, the 5 players in the England squad, were preparing to face Russia in the heated environment in Marseille.

Only one red started - Adam Lallana - and he was involved in a lot of England's best work.  He had plenty of chances - great - although he failed to take any - not so great.  In the end England didn't capitalise on their dominance and conceded an injury time equaliser - for which substitute James Milner took some minor criticism for failing to clear.

Germany (playing tonight) and Belgium (tomorrow night) are the only two other Euro sides to feature Liverpool players.

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