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17:00 Sat 29th Jul 2017
Location: Olympiastadion
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Wijnaldum (38)
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17:00 Sat 29th Jul 2017
17:00 Sat 29th Jul 2017 Olympiastadion

Hertha BSC v Liverpool: Pre-season friendly

Recap the story of Liverpool's pre-season victory over Hertha BSC in our match blog from Berlin.

Post-match

Jürgen speaks

The boss was, as ever, in good form in his post-match press conference.

He reflected on why this evening's game was particularly difficult for his players, Joe Gomez's return to full fitness and Andy Robertson's debut, among other topics.

Click here to read a full transcript.

Full Time

Hertha BSC 0-3 Liverpool

Another good run-out for the Reds and another pre-season victory.

Dominic Solanke, Gini Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah the scorers as this 125th anniversary match ends in a win for Liverpool

88

An emphatic chorus of 'We Are Liverpool' breaking out among the Reds supporters. 

They've certainly enjoyed the trip to Berlin.

83

Mexican waves now breaking out at the Olympiastadion. 

They think it's all over...

77

Valentin Stocker sends a free-kick toward goal but Simon Mignolet is on hand to tip it over.

75

Substitution

Joel Matip is replaced by Jon Flanagan, who slots in at right-back with Joe Gomez moving into the centre-half position.

74

Sturridge twists and turns inside the box before unleashing a right-footed effort that is palmed away.

Liverpool want a fourth.

66

Substitution

Moments after Firmino goes close with a chipped effort, Klopp opts to make another change.

Kent replaces Coutinho, who leaves to rapturous applause.

63

Goal

Hertha BSC 0-3 Liverpool (Salah)

What a great goal.

Coutinho dinks a perfectly weighted pass over the top for Salah, who sizes up the goalkeeper before lifting the ball over him and into the net.

60

Match shot

So many Reds here today. Making their voices heard, too.

58

Substitution

Emre Can's first appearance of pre-season is over as he makes way for Ovie Ejaria.

53

So close!

Robertson overlaps down the left-hand side provides a brilliant low cross, but Salah can't turn it home as he attempts a left-footed poke.

49

Alexander Esswein sends an effort goalward from inside the box but Simon Mignolet easily palms it away. 

Strong hands from the Belgian.

48

Andy Robertson's first two touches as a Liverpool player: 1) A clever take to go past a defender 2) A shot that tests the Hertha Berlin goalkeeper.

Not bad!

46

Kick-Off

Hertha Berlin restart the match. 

Half-time

Substitution

Second-half team

Five changes for the Reds at the break - here's the team that will restart the game...

Mignolet, Gomez, Matip, Klavan, Robertson, Henderson, Can, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino, Sturridge.

Half-time

Click here for an update on Divock Origi's fitness after he was withdrawn from the starting line-up.

Half-time

Match shot

Lovely picture of the opener. 

Half Time

Hertha BSC 0-2 Liverpool

The whistle sounds for half-time here at the Olympiastadion and the Reds have a healthy two-goal lead.

Pretty impressive considering this group has been put through two or three training sessions a day of late!

44

Yellow Card

Moreno goes in the book after catching Mathew Leckie late with his shoulder.

It wasn't intentional, but the Hertha man took quite the whack.

38

Goal

Hertha BSC 0-2 Liverpool (Wijnaldum)

It's two!

Solanke pinches the ball high up the pitch and feeds Mane in the box, who in turn gives it to the late-arriving Wijnaldum.

The Dutchman subsequently makes no mistake with a low finish into the corner. Lovely.

36

Marvin Plattenhardt lines up a free-kick at the edge of the box but he can only loop it onto the roof of the net.

That doesn't stop thousands of Hertha Berlin fans cheering, with the ripple of the net deceiving them into thinking a goal has been scored.

30

Hertha go close to equalising as a pull-back is diverted goalward, but Matip gets a leg out to put the ball behind. 

Great defending from the big man.

23

The Reds close to another as a deflected pass drops to Mane but he can only volley his effort over the bar.

20

Match shot

Smiles all round after Solanke's opener.

16

Goal

Hertha BSC 0-1 Liverpool (Solanke)

Liverpool ahead as Dominic Solanke nods one in.

Adam Lallana provides the assist, curling a ball into the box that is lobbed over the 'keeper by the Reds' No.29.

10

The hosts growing into now as Vladimir Darida fires a half volley at Simon Mignolet. 

The Belgian is equal to it, though, and holds the ball well to keep Liverpool on terms.

9

A chance!

Mitchell Weiser bursts into the Liverpool box and cuts in on his left foot but can only drag a shot well wide of Simon Mignolet's goal.

7

Not much goalmouth action to speak of yet but Liverpool dominating possession in the early stages.

1

Kick-Off

Liverpool get us under way at the Olympiastadion. Here we go!

Pre-match

Team update

A late change to the line-up here in Berlin as Dominic Solanke takes the place of Divock Origi.

Pre-match

Principal owner John W Henry and Linda Pizzuti are at today's game in Berlin - and they joined Jürgen Klopp for a quick pre-match photo earlier...

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'You'll Never Walk Alone' is currently ringing around the Olympiastadion, with the sizeable chunk of Reds fans inside the stadium singing along with gusto.

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A reminder of today's line-ups...

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The Reds arrive...

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Celebrating football since 1892

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Reds legends Gary McAllister, Patrik Berger and Vladimir Smicer are out on the pitch, answering a few questions from the stadium announcer. Great reception from those who are inside already.

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In opposition

Here's how Hertha line up...

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Team news

Philippe Coutinho captains Liverpool this afternoon, while Emre Can and Sadio Mane make their first appearances of the summer.

Reds XI: Mignolet, Gomez, Matip, Klavan, Moreno, Can, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Mane, Coutinho, Origi.

Subs: Grabara, Robertson, Lovren, Flanagan, Ejaria, Henderson, Firmino, Solanke, Sturridge, Salah, Kent.

Pre-match

Quite the scene at the Olympiastadion...

We'll bring you the confirmed Liverpool line-up at 3.45pm BST.

Pre-match

A truly historic arena awaits the Reds - here's the story of the Olympiastadion...

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Reds go rainbow

There is an important event happening back at home today, too...

Pre-match

Watch the game live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO

The whole match can be watched live on LFCTV or LFCTV GO, with our coverage from Germany getting under way at 4.30pm BST before the 5pm BST kick-off.

Click here for information on subscribing and click here to tune in live online.

Pre-match

Simon Mignolet, meanwhile, made one local fan's day by inviting the 10-year-old onto the training pitch for an impromptu penalty challenge. And he possibly regretted it...!

Pre-match

How are your headers?

The Reds warmed up for the game with a triple bill of training on Friday, including an unusual headers-only contest that is well worth a watch in our free video below...

Pre-match

Team news

Jürgen Klopp has confirmed Emre Can, Sadio Mane and Andy Robertson are set to be involved against Hertha, for their maiden appearances of the summer.

The boss named a 22-man squad for the game earlier today and intends to use each player across the 90 minutes. See it below in full.

Mignolet, Grabara, Moreno, Klavan, Matip, Gomez, Robertson, Lovren, Flanagan, Ejaria, Henderson, Firmino, Solanke, Sturridge, Salah, Origi, Coutinho, Mane, Kent, Wijnaldum, Can, Lallana.

Pre-match

VAR to be used

There'll be an LFC first in this fixture - the use of video assistant referee technology. The system, which has never previously been used in a Reds match, will be utilised at the Olympiastadion.

Pre-match

Welcome

It's game five of Liverpool's pre-season schedule and the latest venue is Berlin.

Bundesliga side Hertha BSC are the opposition at the Olympiastadion this evening for a match that celebrates both clubs' 125th anniversaries.

Stay right here for the best build-up, live coverage of the game and reaction.