Brendan Rodgers fielded a number of back-up players due to the Merseyside Derby on the horizon this weekend.
However, he still had a number of capable of his own signings on the pitch, who should’ve been good enough to beat the unfancied visitors at Anfield.
Goalkeeper Andrejs Vanins produced an outstanding performance for Sion, keeping out Liverpool’s strikers such as Divock Origi, who were wayward.
Adam Lallana put the home side ahead inside five minutes, after Origi set him up with a run down the right.
Ebenezer Assifuah soon enough calmly controlled Xavier Kouassi’s assist over the defence to tap under Simon Mignolet.
Danny Ings saw a goal ruled out for offside seconds after conceding and the hosts went close again following the interval but Kolo Toure saw his extravagant overhead kick denied by the woodwork.
Coutinho came on late but by then Liverpool were just going through the motions, and with a little luck the visitors could’ve snatched it too. The final whistle blew with a number of boos around the stadium.