Tranmere 0-6 Liverpool: Brewster shines as reds start pre-season with another SIX

Thursday 11 July 2019 - 7:30 pm
Prenton Park
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6'Clyne ⚽️
38'Brewster ⚽️
45'↔️ Lallana off, Woodburn on
45'↔️ Milner off, Fabinho on
45'↔️ Oxlade-Chamberlain off, Lewis on
45'↔️ Brewster off, Matip on
45'↔️ Kent off, Hoever on
45'↔️ Wilson off, Origi on
45'↔️ Phillips off, Glatzel on
45'↔️ Gomez off, Johnston on
45'↔️ Clyne off, Duncan on
45'Brewster ⚽️
45'↔️ Mignolet off, Jaros on
45'↔️ Larouci off, Jones on
53'Jones ⚽️
60'Origi ⚽️
67'Duncan ⚽️
78'↔️ Glatzel off, Atherton on
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Liverpool enjoyed their first pre-season game with a successful run-out and victory over local opposition Tranmere Rovers.

Klopp had insisted pre-match that with just a few days of training in the legs the result wasn't important but that he was hoping that some of the numerous youngsters involved would take their chance.

Give him some food for thought for the season ahead.  And Rhian Brewster do just that.

First half team: Mignolet, Clyne, Phillips, Gomez, Larouci, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Kent, Wilson, Brewster

The Champions of Europe sent out two different elevens for both halves, but it was an unlikely name who scored the reds first goal of the post-Madrid summer.

Nathaniel Clyne firing in - assisted by youngster Rhian Brewster in just the sixth minute.

Harry Wilson assisted Brewster who headed Liverpool's second towards the end of the half, and then Brewster added a poaching goal to put LFC 3-0 up just before half time.  James Milner's shot had been too hot to handle and the reds youngster found himself perfectly positioned to take advantage.

An excellent first 45 minutes for the man widely tipped to fill the gap left by Daniel Sturridge's departure.

Second half team: Jaros, Hoever, Matip, Johnston, Lewis, Fabinho, Jones, Woodburn, Duncan, Glatzel, Origi.

The reds made a quick start to the second half with their changed eleven.

Shortly after the restart, Origi held the ball up well and found Ben Woodburn at the corner of the box. The Welshman sent over a cross that was gobbled up by Curtis Jones.  Liverpool led 4-0.

Divock Origi had been named captain in the second half.  Recognition of his new contract extension signed earlier this week, and also his significant input on Liverpool winning the Champions League.

It was only fitting that the Belgian got his name on the scoresheet on the hour mark when he latched on perfectly to Joel Matip's lifted pass to slot past Davies in the Tranmere goal.

Ki-Jana Hoever then showed his pace down the right hand side to bring the ball into the area and created time and space for youngster Bobby Duncan to add Liverpool's sixth.

With 20 minutes left to go Tranmere did put the ball in Liverpool's net, but Danny Walker-Rice's effort was ruled out for offside.

A slight concern on the night was local lad Paul Glatzel going off with 15 minutes to go after a clash with the Rovers keeper.

Liverpool now turn their focus to the return of the likes of Van Dijk, Gini, Trent and captain Jordan Henderson to training at the weekend, before a trip away at Bradford City.

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