Liverpool Return to Action with Pre-Season Opener Against Karlsruher
Liverpool kick off their pre-season campaign this evening with a trip to Germany to face Karlsruher. The Reds will be looking to get off to a good start as they prepare for the upcoming season. We’re live to bring you the latest.
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Liverpool have named a strong starting lineup for their pre-season opener against Karlsruher. Caoimhin Kelleher will start in goal, with a back four of Neco Williams, Ozan Kabak, Virgil Van Dijk and Andy Robertson. In midfield, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dominik Szoboszlai and Curtis Jones will start, while Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota and Divock Origi will lead the line.
On the bench, Liverpool have a number of young players including Rhys Williams, Billy Koumetio and Leighton Clarkson. There is also experience in the form of Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and James Milner.
The game is underway in Germany and Liverpool have started brightly. They have had a few chances early on but have been unable to find the back of the net. Karlsruher have been dangerous on the counter attack but have been unable to make any real headway.
The Reds are dominating possession and are looking to break down the stubborn Karlsruher defence. Mohamed Salah has been at the heart of most of Liverpool’s attacks and has been causing problems for the opposition.
Half-time has arrived and the score remains 0-0. Liverpool have had the better of the chances but have been unable to find the breakthrough. Karlsruher have defended resolutely and have been dangerous on the counter attack.
The second half is underway and Liverpool are still searching for the opening goal. They are continuing to dominate possession and are creating chances but are unable to find a way through.
Karlsruher have had a few chances of their own but have been unable to make them count. The game is still very much in the balance and it remains to be seen who will find the breakthrough.
The game has come to an end and the score remains 0-0. Liverpool had the better of the chances but were unable to find a way through. Karlsruher defended resolutely and were dangerous on the counter attack but were unable to make any real headway.
Liverpool have kicked off their pre-season campaign with a 0-0 draw against Karlsruher. The Reds dominated possession and had the better of the chances but were unable to find a way through. Karlsruher defended resolutely and were dangerous on the counter attack but were unable to make any real headway.
It was an encouraging performance from Liverpool and they will be looking to build on this as they continue their pre-season preparations. They will now turn their attention to their next game against Mainz 05 on Tuesday night.