Spurs and Liverpool draw in USA
Premier League duo struggle to show their real quality
Last Updated: July 28, 2012 9:15pm
Aaron Lennon: Spurs winger missed the best chance of the game
Liverpool played out a drab draw with Tottenham in the final game of their USA pre-season tour at the M&T Stadium in Baltimore.
Aaron Lennon missed the best chance of the first half when he hit the post when it seemed easier to score, as Spurs marginally shaded the opening period.
A flurry of substitutes after the interval saw Steven Gerrard and Liverpool's new signing Fabio Borini enter the fray.
It helped the general quality of the game to improve but both sides will be hoping they are at peak fitness at the start of the season.
Lennon should have scored just three minutes before the interval when he fired against a post from close range following Harry Kane's pass.
Liverpool had controlled the early moments, with Stewart Downing missing a decent chance in the 11th minute and again shortly afterwards, while Adam Morgan was unable to beat Spurs goalkeeper Brad Friedel from a tight angle.
And after Lennon had somehow failed from two yards, Liverpool continued to create chances after the break with Joe Cole missing his kick when he looked certain to score.
Martin Skrtel forced a save out of Friedel while, at the other end, William Gallas lobbed the ball over goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi and also the crossbar.
Kane fired a free-kick high over the bar but in the heat of Maryland, the game petered out in a draw.