BARRANQUILLA, Colombia (AP) – Liverpool shipped another three goals as their latest pre-season friendly, against Valerenga, ended in a 3-3 draw.
But the defensive frailties remained and the visitors found themselves 2-0 down inside 20 minutes, Lars Strand scoring from close range on 14 and Fegor Ogude doubling their lead from the penalty spot (18) - with Glen Johnson culpable on both occasions.
Andy Carroll pulled a goal back after hooking home a Downing cross on 42 and from that point on, Liverpool dominated.
However, Liverpool were denied victory in the dying seconds as Mohammed Fellah equalised with a shot that seemed deceive a flat-footed Pepe Reina.
Bolton won their penultimate pre-season match 3-0 against npower League Two side Hereford at Edgar Street.
Chris Eagles opened the scoring for Owen Coyle's side after 15 minutes before fellow summer signing Darren Pratley added a second on the hour mark.
Moments later Eagles turned provider to set up veteran Kevin Davies to complete a comfortable success ahead of Bolton's final warm-up against Levante at the Reebok Stadium on Friday night.