Chris Beech said watching videos of runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool helped Omari Patrick break his Carlisle United duck.

The Blues head coach said he showed the January signing footage of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and co before Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Morecambe.

Patrick opened his United account in the game with a well-taken goal as the Cumbrians fought back from two goals down.

In the days before the clash Beech said he had asked the ex-Bradford man to learn from Jurgen Klopp’s stars in terms of how many touches they take in attacking positions.

The Carlisle boss said: “The quality of his [Patrick’s] finish was Premier League class.

“We’ve had him in the [analysis] room this week watching Liverpool players taking more touches, and running at pace. I was really pleased with his response and his goal.

“He does tend to serve his team and players well with one and two-touch passes. [But] I want him to take the ball more, take on his opponent more

“Omari’s got pace. I know aesthetically he doesn’t look like a clean runner – he looks a bit stiff actually, he looks like me getting out of bed – but when he gets going he frees up and he’s deceptively quick.

“He has to use those aspects of his play all the time, whether it’s to get the ball back, run to receive balls, and run with the ball.

“His touch is good, and he has some skill and abilities to rock an opponent. Byron [Webster]’s diagonal pass was sublime, Omari’s first touch was exquisite and his finish was exceptional.”

Beech added: “He did tell me that at Bradford he was coached a different way. It’s all a little bit new to him. But I want my attacking players in the last third to take more touches, to get in areas that really hurt opponents.”

Aaron Hayden’s header completed United’s fightback after ex-Blues man Cole Stockton and Aaron Wildig put Morecambe two up.

It moved Carlisle up a place to fifth bottom and further above the relegation place, the gap now 14 points.

The Cumbrians have lost just once in eight games, but their struggle to turn draws into victories also leaves them winless in five League Two outings.

Beech was pleased with United’s character and said their efforts in recent weeks have deserved more wins.

He conceded, though, that they put themselves into a difficult position with the way Morecambe were able to build a first-half lead.

He said: “The two goals we conceded were avoidable, but all goals generally are.

“The first goal I’m more disappointed with than the second. It’s for me to do my coaching behind my four walls, but I am disappointed with that goal.

“It’s always going to be difficult if you’re running a 100m race and you decide to start 20 metres behind the start line – you’re going to have to run very fast to get your gold medal, and we didn’t run fast enough on the fact we gave ourselves a disadvantage.

“I can say well done for the character, but it wasn’t great to let it in the building.

“In all walks of life we make many mistakes, but if you show great energy and attitude towards what you’re trying to achieve, if you keep doing the right things, trying to do the right things, you will come out with more credits and outcomes.”

Beech was impressed with the way Hayden scored his second league goal, the defender heading home an Elliot Watt cross.

He said: “If you watch it back he goes left, comes right and steps through.

“I saw a goal on Friday night in the Championship with Fulham, and it was the same – centre forward’s going left, comes right then he has the volley.

“People say, ‘How does he get so much room in the box?’ Watch Aaron’s movement, it’s excellent.”

Beech also said the way United’s preparations for games has been disrupted should be considered when people assess their latest draw.

Their flooded training pitch has seen them train in different places, including the main pitch at Brunton Park, the indoor Neil Sports Centre and in Penrith.

He said: “We had a long trip from Crawley, supporters included, we gave the lads Monday off which was probably the right thing to do. On Tuesday, we played out here on the pitch – I want to protect our opportunities and three points, the groundsman wants to protect his pitch.

“We’re thankful he worked for us and the club in respect of allowing us to play on it. We played a 90-minute game, and the boys who played on Saturday played for 45 minutes and then did some gym-based work, the rest of the boys who didn’t play on Saturday played 90 minutes.

“It worked out quite well, because the Penrith [Cumberland Cup] game got cancelled on Wednesday, so it can be quite challenging, because if you don’t train hard on Tuesday and have maybe six or seven lads you want to play on Wednesday, and the game gets cancelled at 7pm, you can have a situation where we’ve missed two days, plus a game, and you’ve not trained all week suddenly.

“It can be hard at times. You have to almost get in front of the weather. I think Gav [Skelton, assistant boss] should be on Good Morning Britain – he’s excellent at weather now, we’re constantly watching weather reports.

“It’s hard. The boys trained on Thursday inside, at the Neil Centre, which is good to have that opportunity but it is quite a hard surface; it’s quite an old 4G type surface, it’s not a real modern one.

“We managed to train at Penrith at midday on Friday because we couldn’t get on it in the week because it’s half term and there’s clubs on it. We got on it on Friday in preparation for [Saturday].

“The only time we can really go for it is when we’re in a game…”