Liverpool coast in pre-season win over Preston
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Liverpool's new Spanish striker Iago Aspas marked his debut with a goal in Saturday's 4-0 friendly win over Preston North End at Deepdale.

Aspas signed from Celta Vigo for £7.7m during the close-season, and he gave a glimpse of why Reds manager Brendan Rodgers was so keen to land him with a fine second-half strike against the League One side.

The 25-year-old curled home Liverpool's final goal as they eased their way back into action in their opening warm-up, a fixture organised in honour of Reds' legendary manager and former Lilywhites player Bill Shankly.

Philippe Coutinho, Jordon Ibe and Raheem Sterling were also on the scoresheet for Liverpool in scorching temperatures touching 30 degrees.

There were appearances for Liverpool's new Belgium goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who recently signed from Sunderland, while Côte d'Ivoire centre-back Kolo Toure also featured following his arrival from Manchester City.

Rodgers's two Spanish imports Aspas and Luis Alberto featured in the second half, with Aspas' 20-yard left-foot curler for Liverpool's fourth in the 75th minute the highlight.