Liverpool produced a strong display as their pre-season efforts begin to show, with four different goalscorers in a 4-0 win over Leicester.
Liverpool 4-0 Leicester
Pre-Season Friendly (3), Singapore National Stadium
July 30, 2023
Nunez 29′ (assist – Jota)
Clark 35′ (assist – Salah)
Jota 38′ (assist – Salah)
Doak 64′ (assist – Matip)
First half XI: Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Jones, Mac Allister, Clark; Salah, Jota, Nunez
Mac Allister was involved in the opening goal, his control and awareness in tight areas allowing him to turn and find Diogo Jota out wide, whose cross-shot was palmed out only for Darwin Nunez to finish.
Another smart move led to Liverpool’s second, with Mac Allister, Jota and Mo Salah all involved and Clark firing it home.
Then Salah made another, playing a one-two with Jota to track the Portuguese’s diagonal run from the half-space to the penalty spot, the winger’s lofted ball headed in expertly.
HT: Liverpool 3-0 Leicester
There was an energy to the new-look Liverpool’s play as they looked to keep up the pressure, with a slew of early chances including an effort just wide from James McConnell.
Szoboszlai almost scored a stunning first goal for the club as he nicked the ball on the halfway line, but his attempted chip from distance was smartly thwarted by the head of goalkeeper Mads Hermansen.
Second half XI: Kelleher (Alisson 60′); Gomez, Matip, Quansah (Frauendorf 86′), Tsimikas; McConnell, Elliott, Szoboszlai (Scanlon 80′); Doak, Diaz, Gakpo
Subs not used: Adrian, Mrozek, Koumas
Diaz was in fierce form on the left wing, including a headed goal ruled out for offside, but Liverpool were left to settle for a 4-0 victory that gives plenty to be positive about.
Next match: Bayern Munich (Singapore) – Wednesday, August 2, 12.30pm (BST)