Liverpool have won yet another match at Anfield.
On Monday, Jurgen Klopp’s side took part on an 11 vs 11 training match inside their empty stadium with the home side running out 2-0 winners.
Goals from Sadio Mane and Naby Keita gave the ‘Red’ side a win during the competitive training match as the players familiarised themselves with playing in front of an empty stadium.
The teams were as follows:
In the red home kit: Alisson, Ki-Jana Hoever, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Curtis Jones, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, Harvey Elliott, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. Welsh full-back Neco Williams also featured for the red team.
In the black away kit: Adrian, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Joe Gomez, Yasser Larouci, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho, James Milner, Mohamed Salah, Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi. Youngsters Caoimhin Kelleher and Sepp van den Berg also featured.
And now, highlights have emerged of the match.
They include Roberto Firmino missing a few sitters (nothing has changed), Keita looking like a totally different player, Firmino producing a lovely assist to Mane, Mane turning provider for Keita to score and a few incredible saves from Adrian.
Take a look:
Assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders told the club’s official website: “It was an unbelievable feeling to be back at this iconic stadium.
“It’s our home. Anfield is basically the second-strongest connection we have, after our own homes. We had a training week full of intense sessions and to finish it off with Anfield was just great.
“We wanted to give the players the feeling of playing and competing without a crowd.
“We are just going step by step back to our way of playing, knowing that we have to work hard in training and be really committed to our principles to reach the same level that we had.
“Today was an important step in that direction; firstly getting familiar with the process around the games and secondly giving our squad playing time and competition very close to the environment that we will have in the future.”
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