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Daniel Sturridge was on target for Liverpool against Borussia DortmundReuters

Liverpool recorded a crushing 4-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund, while Chelsea came from behind to beat Hungarian outfit Ferencvaros in Sunday's round of preseason friendlies.

The Reds made a stunning comeback after their earlier setback against Manchester United in the finals of the International Champions Cup by crushing a Dortmund side, who hadn't lost a single preseason fixture prior to this game.

Early strikes from Daniel Sturridge and Dejan Lovren coupled with a further two goals from Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson, after the break, proved too much for Dortmund, who could not even find a consolation at Anfield.

Liverpool broke the deadlock in the 9th minute of the game when Sturridge broke free of the offside trap and calmly slotted the ball home after finding himself in a one-on-one situation with Dortmund goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak.

Five minutes later, new signing Dejan Lovren doubled the Reds advantage as he bulleted a header past Langerak from a corner.

The Merseyside club, who continued to dominate the game, created another chance in the 20th minute, but Coutinho's effort was just wide of the post.

Finally towards the half hour mark, the visitors threatened with a couple of shots through Milos Jojic and Adrian Ramos. However, both the efforts failed to test goalkeeper Simon Mignolet as Jojic dragged his shot side, while Ramos blasted the ball over the crossbar.

The final chance of the first half fell to Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, who forced a good save from Langerak via a freekick.

The second half did not get better for the German side as Liverpool soon tripled their lead through Coutinho in the 49th minute. Raheem Sterling found Coutinho in the box and the Brazilian did well as he stabbed the ball into the bottom corner of the net.

Finally, the Reds put the result beyond any doubt at the hour mark as they grabbed their fourth goal of the evening through Henderson. Some slick inter passing from Liverpool saw the ball reach Coutinho, who dragged his effort wide. However, Sturridge did brilliantly to keep the ball in play before sending a pass to Henderson, who made no mistake as he fired home from close range.

Meanwhile, Chelsea came from behind to register a 2-1 win over Ferencvaros courtesy of second half strikes from Ramires and Cesc Fabregas.

Zoltan Gera's early strike was cancelled out by Oscar after the break, before Fabregas grabbed the winner in the 81st minute.

Although, the Blues, who fielded a pretty strong side consisting of the likes of Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres, Willian, Andre Schurrle and Ramires, dominated possession in the opening stages of the game, it was Ferencvaros who broke the deadlock through Gera in the 17th minute.

Michal Nalepa whipped a cross towards Gera and the plkayer made no mistake as he tapped the ball home from close range.

Didier Drogba was forced off the pitch in the 28th minute with a suspected ankle injury, and Oscar came in as his replacement.

Chelsea came close to getting the equaliser through Schurrle in the closing stages of the first half, but the German's freekick failed to find the target.

The Blues finally levelled the scores in the 51st minute through Ramires, who found the net with a stunning effort from the edge of the box.

Branislav Ivanovic got a good chance to put the Blues ahead close to the hour mark but his header, from a Fabregas delivery, was just wide of the post.

Moments later Gary Cahill came even closer as his header, again from a Fabregas cross, thundered against the post.

After continued pressure on the Hungarian side's defence, the Blues finally took the lead in the 81st minute through Fabregas. The former Barcelona and Arsenal man, after dribbling past a couple of defenders, found the net with a well struck low effort.

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