Reds maintain pre-season winning record despite Karius error – Tranmere 2-3 Liverpool

Tuesday 10 July 2018 - 7:30 pm
Prenton Park
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7'Camacho ⚽️
27'Ojo ⚽️
33'Lallana ⚽️
45'↔️ Lallana off, Woodburn on
45'↔️ Keïta off, Origi on
45'↔️ Kent off, Chirivella on
45'↔️ Solanke off, Moreno on
45'↔️ Fabinho off, Sturridge on
45'↔️ Ojo off, Wilson on
45'↔️ Phillips off, Gomez on
45'↔️ Ward off, Karius on
45'↔️ Robertson off, Jones on
45'↔️ Camacho off, Clyne on
45'↔️ Klavan off, Milner on
⚽️ Smith71'
⚽️ Soukouna81'
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Liverpool, decked out in our new purple away kit, took their pre-season goal tally to 10 in two games.  But Loris Karius conceded the reds first two goals of the summer when he came on in the second half.

While some eyes were on the first World Cup semi-final in Russia, other eyes were on the action from Prenton Park as hosts Tranmere welcomed the reds for the third successive year.

Naby Keita and Fabinho played together for the first time in the first half, but it was reds youngster Sheyi Ojo that impressed the most in a dominant first half from Liverpool.

He set up Rafa Camacho to get the goalscoring underway in the 7th minute, before firing in his own chance just before the half hour.

Adam Lallana, who missed last weekend's game, was named as captain in the first half and sweeped home Liverpool's third goal just five minutes later.

It looked like Liverpool were on for another big goalscoring sessions.

The reds changed their full complement at the second half, with the likes of Loris Karius replacing Danny Ward.  Milner, Moreno and Sturridge were amongst the other senior players coming on.

Mid-way through the half Tranmere made a handful of further substitutions and with twenty minutes to go Liverpool's lead began to weaken.

Norburn's free kick was not held on to by Karius, he parried the ball and Jonny Smith raced in to grab a goal back.

With ten minutes remaining Chirivella played a ball back to put Milner in danger, and France's former Under 19 football Amadou Soukouna won the ball and scored the goal to make it a close finish.

Tranmere will play in League Two after promotion last season, but on Saturday the reds travel to Bury who are now in League Two thanks to a relegation at the end of 2017/18.

A good run out for the players as they continue their preparations, but unfortunately it will do little to remove those nagging questions about the reliability of Liverpool's goalkeepers.

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