Rhian Brewster (2), Nathaniel Clyne, Curtis Jones, Divock Origi and Bobby Duncan internet for Liverpool
Liverpool began pre-season in effective vogue as they beat Tranmere 6-Zero at Prenton Park on Thursday night time.
Liverpool dominated the primary half and had been 3-Zero up at half time due to Nathaniel Clyne’s effective early strike (6), adopted by a fast double by the spectacular Rhian Brewster (38 and 45), his first senior targets for the membership.
Jurgen Klopp modified his whole aspect for the second half and continued to regulate the sport as targets from Curtis Jones (53), Divock Origi (60) and Bobby Duncan (67) flattened Tranmere.
Liverpool now go to Bradford on Sunday, earlier than their US tour begins in opposition to Dortmund on July 19.
How Liverpool’s kids impressed
Of their first look since turning into European champions, Liverpool completely dominated in opposition to Merseyside neighbours Tranmere, who’ve loved back-to-back promotions to achieve League One.
Clyne thrashed a effective shot into the highest proper nook from the appropriate of the field after Brewster discovered him with a sq. cross, earlier than the spectacular French full-back Yasser Larouci pressured Scott Davies right into a fingertip save.
Larouci then pressured Davies into one other save with an effort throughout purpose, and it was quickly 2-Zero as Brewster headed into the highest left nook from Harry Wilson’s cross on the stretch from the appropriate.
Brewster completed the half on a excessive, ending off after James Milner’s 20-yard effort had been parried into his path by Davies, and the targets saved coming after the break.
Jones, 18, completed off effectively on the far submit from Ben Woodburn’s very good right-wing ball, and it was 5 minutes later as Origi, contemporary from signing a brand new deal, took down a protracted Joel Matip ball and calmly slotted previous Davies.
Duncan, the 18-year-old cousin of Reds legend Steven Gerrard, accomplished the scoring halfway by the second half, discovering the bottom-right nook after good work from Ki-Jana Hoever on the appropriate, earlier than Origi was denied a second by Davies at his ft.
There was one slight unfavorable for Liverpool as German teen Paul Glatzel went off with a knee harm, forcing goalkeeper Dan Atherton, the one remaining sub, to play outfield.
Evaluation: Brewster stands out, however others impress
Sky Sports activities Information reporter Vinny O’Connor had a eager eye on Liverpool’s kids at Prenton Park, and says Brewster’s all-round efficiency impressed, not simply because the targets…
Rhian Brewster: “It wasn’t simply concerning the two targets, it was his all-round play. The 2 targets confirmed his consciousness, however there are elements to his recreation which you in all probability will not have heard a lot.
“He is all the time coming deep, holding up, and he is additionally fast to react. He senses if will create a mistake, following it up by placing stress on defenders. He actually stood out in that respect. He did not draw back from the bodily battle both, in opposition to two bodily centre-halves.
“He also set up Clyne for the opener with a lovely ball. Overall he was spot on, and it’s looking already like he’ll get more chances this season.”
Better of the remaining: “Yasser Larouci was sensible within the first half; if he needs to place stress on these forward of him, his closing ball have to be higher, however he was all the time composed on ball, keen to hitch in and had a number of alternatives bursting into the field. He had a bit about him, with a good sufficient contact, and although he wasn’t examined an excessive amount of defensively, he was robust within the sort out.
“Harry Wilson and Ryan Kent confirmed flashes within the first half, and Ben Woodburn’s ball for Curtis Jones’ purpose was sensible.
“And eventually there’s Ki–Jana Hoever. He prompted a giant downside within the second half, serving to arrange Bobby Duncan for his purpose. I hear rather a lot popping out of academy about him, and he can play varied positions, together with right-back, centre-back and No 6 at occasions.”
Klopp: It will not be our greatest window
Jurgen Klopp predicts Liverpool will not have a busy switch window, saying the likes of Rhian Brewster and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are like “new signings”.
Requested whether or not Liverpool could be energetic in the summertime window, Klopp stated: “We introduced them already. Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rhian Brewster, they did not play final 12 months. All of the younger boys as we speak, they’re all new gamers for us.
“We’ll see what we do, however I do not assume will probably be the largest switch window of all time.”
Liverpool’s remaining pre-season fixtures…
- July 14: Bradford – Valley Parade
- July 19: Borussia Dortmund – Notre Dame Stadium, Indiana
- July 21: Sevilla – Fenway Park, Boston
- July 24: Sporting Lisbon – Yankee Stadium, New York
- July 28: Napoli – Murrayfield
- July 31: Lyon – Stade de Geneve, Switzerland