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LIVERPOOL Reserves closed the gap on Middlesbrough and Bolton Wanderers at the foot of the Barclays Premier Reserve League North table after a 1-1 draw in Morecambe on Monday night.

They were heading for a second successive defeat until Brazilian Vitor Flora stepped off the bench to strike a late equaliser. Carlos Villanueva had handed Blackburn the lead with a rasping second-half shot.

Liverpool are now one point adrift at the bottom with just three games remaining - their next game being at home to Bolton on April 20.

Liverpool Reserves: Dean Bouzanis, Emmanuel Mendy, Steven Irwin, Mikel San Jose, Godwin Antwi, Victor Palsson, Ryan Crowther, Daniel Ayala (Vitor Flora 80mins), Krisztian Nemeth (Lauri Dalla Valle 75mins), Daniel Pacheco, Vincent Weijl (David Amoo 64mins). Subs not used: Martin Hansen, Nathan Eccleston.