Luis Suarez curls a beautiful free-kick beyond goalkeeper Brkic to give Liverpool hope of salvaging something from the game.
Udinese midfielder Giovanni Pasquale meets Antonio di Natale's brilliant lay-off first-time to put the Italians two goals in front at Anfield.
The Liverpool defender gifts Udinese the lead with an own goal.
Liverpool's lead lasted just 32 seconds into the second half, as hotshot striker Antonio di Natale buries his first-time shot past Pepe Reina.
Antonio Di Natale has an outrageous effort from 20 yards.
Jonjo Shelvey finds space in the box to head home a delightful Stewart Downing cross.
Pepe Reina reacts quickly to keep out a header.
Sebastian Coates almost opens the scoring for Liverpool with a powerful header, but the keeper does well to to deny him.
Brendan Rodgers tells ITV Sport's Ned Boulting that he is ready to place his trust in the club's youth players as they prepare to face Udinese in the Europa League.
Watch Liverpool v Udinese on ITV4 and ITV.com, kick-off at 20:05.