Goals from Iain Howard and Marc Williams weren't enough to prevent Chester from suffering defeat to a youthful Liverpool XI. A Michael Ngoo brace and a strike from Jose Huertas Ortiz ensured that the Premiership side left with the victory in a tight game.
Matty McGinn went close early on with a powerful left footed drive from the edge of the penalty area that went just wide of Tyrell Belford's right hand post.
The hosts took the lead in the ninth minute as Iain Howard won the ball in midfield before running into the penalty area and placing a shot low to the right of the Liverpool 'keeper, Belford.
Chester continued to dominate the early exchanges as Robbie Booth ran at the Liverpool defence before laying the ball to Marc Williams on the edge of the area, Williams' curled the ball towards the far corner but Belford was alert and pulled off a fine save.
The chances kept coming for the home side, who showed more passion, commitment and hunger early on, as Ashley Williams found Marc Williams on the edge of the area but Williams dragged his shot wide.
Liverpool started to come back into the game but without being able to create a clear cut chance before the hosts then doubled their advantage five minutes before the break, Iain Howard laying the ball off to Marc Williams on the edge of the area before Williams unleashed a beautiful curling effort into the far corner.
The second goal spurred Liverpool on and almost straight from the restart they were back in the game as a quick counter attack lead to Kristoffer Peterson rolling the ball back to Michael Ngoo who was unmarked at the far post, Ngoo was able to roll the ball past a diving John Danby.
Two minutes later and the game was level, Ngoo again finding space, this time on the edge of the area before turning and sliding a shot passed Danby.
The Reds almost had the lead at half time as Chester switched off again and Ngoo capitalised on a short backpass and forced a good save out of John Danby to ensure that at half time the teams were level.
Chester continued to press but were also getting caught on the counter. Some lovely football between Robbie Booth, Iain Howard and Marc Williams eventually meant that the latter played a ball to Matty McGinn but his shot was blocked, Liverpool went straight down the other end and Kristoffer Peterson made a fantastic run before his tame shot was saved.
Michael Ngoo continued to cause issues for the Blues defence, especially on the counter attack and in the fifty fifth minute he beat the offside trap, from a Chester corner, before rolling the ball across goal to Jose Huertas Ortiz, who was just on as a substitute, to slot home.
The Blues nearly found an equaliser from a free kick, just inside the Liverpool half, Dom Collins was able to rise about Tyrell Belford but his effort was cleared off the line.
Chester continued to search for an equaliser and it was Collins again who came close, with ten minutes to go, as his header was deflected onto the crossbar.
Chester FC: Danby, Baynes, McGinn, Horan (C), Taylor, A Williams, Booth, Mackin, Proudlock, M Williams, Howard
Subs: Linwood, Fearon, Hankin, Powell, Collins, Ting, Jarman, Moyo, Connor
Liverpool XI: Belford, Baio, Maguire, Sokolik, Jones, Coady (C), Peterson, Roddan, Bijev, Pelosi, Ngoo
Subs: Cleary, Fulton, Teixeira, Dunn, Ortiz, Mukendi, Hodzic
Goal Scorers: Chester - Howard, M Williams. Liverpool - Ngoo (2), Ortiz
Man of the Match: Chester - Marc Williams, Liverpool - Michael Ngoo
Referee: Mr M Jones
Assistant Referee: Mr J Dowd, Mr J Ledsham
Match Report by Chris Graham