"I didn't think I was totally ready for the event, but I was happy that I wasn't affected by others and finally made it," said the veteran Liu.
The 37-year-old was among 26 players summoned by head coach Gerardo Martino for the Tricolor's first fixtures of the year, which will be preceded by a five day training camp starting Saturday.
He also expressed his commitment to the club, commenting he would "give my heart on the field to my team-mates, the club and also to the fans."
Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
Fulham almost had the perfect start when an errant pass from Gabriel allowed Aboubakar Kamara through on goal, but Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno was able to scramble the ball to safety.
"He is one of our cornerstones and vital figures. Everyone in the club is fond of him," the Bayern official added.
Mo Youxue of Guangdong competes during the men's 4X100m relay final on Day 2 of the 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships in Shaoxing, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Jia Yuchen)
Fresh from his early goal, Salah looked in fine form, and added his second and Liverpool's third when he crashed an unstoppable half-volley past Illan Meslier in the Leeds goal to make it 3-2 to the champions at half-time.
The trial will run until the end of October. The situation will then be reevaluated in six weeks.
"I don't think David is demanding to stand above those two," the 43-year-old said.
NAIROBI, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- After making remarkable progress to join elite high jumpers in the world, Kenyan Mathew Sawe has put the Nairobi Continental Tour slated for October 3 in his crosshairs and called on top athletes to grace the event, dubbed the Kip Keino Classic.