LIVERPOOL performed their second pleasant in two days as they eased previous Osasuna of their final sport earlier than subsequent weekend’s Premier League opener at Norwich.
Kick off was delayed by quarter-hour at Anfield resulting from lengthy queues for the 40,000 robust crowd to get into the bottom, however as soon as the sport was underway they had been handled to a stellar efficiency.
Roberto Firmino celebrates his first of the nightCredit: Getty
Firmino celebrates with Kostas Tsimikas, who may very well be set for first crew motion this season relying on the extent of Andy Robertson’s ankle injuryCredit: Getty
The Reds took the lead after simply quarter-hour, with Takumi Minamino working on to a Fabinho lofted by way of ball and his effort deflected off Jesus Areso Blanco and cruelly looped over Osasuna goalkeeper Juan Perez and into the again of the web.
A primary half double from Roberto Firmino made it 3-0 on the break with Liverpool in cruise management, with the one draw back being Curtis Jones hobbling off after half an hour with an obvious hip damage.
The Brazilian’s first was an instinctive end on the entrance publish as he nipped in entrance of his man to divert a Kostas Tsimikas cross from the left hand aspect into the underside nook after 20 minutes.
And his second additionally got here from a ball in from the left, however this time it was Takumi Minamino who crossed in with, with the Brazilian expertly taking the ball down on his chest and slotting previous Juan Perez 5 minutes earlier than the break.
Osasuna pulled one again halfway by way of the second half by way of Kike Garcia, he nodded in a Ruben Garcia cross on the again publish to make it 3-1.
Skipper Jordan Henderson was then launched with 20 minutes left to play in what was his first sport for the Reds since getting back from vacation after England’s Euro 2020 marketing campaign.
Liverpool failed so as to add to their three aim tally within the second half, however substitutes from either side slowed the tempo of the sport and Jurgen Klopp shall be content material together with his crew’s work on the entire.
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Curtis Jones picked up an damage on the half hour mark, making him the second participant in two days to be compelled off injured after Andy Robertson’s ankle damage yesterdayCredit: Getty