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Location: ANZ Stadium
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12:00 Wed 24th May 2017
12:00 Wed 24th May 2017 ANZ Stadium

Sydney FC v Liverpool: Live matchday blog

Liverpool beat Sydney FC 3-0 in a post-season friendly watched by more than 72,000 people at the ANZ Stadium.

First-half goals from Daniel Sturridge, Alberto Moreno and Roberto Firmino secured the win for the Reds in a game that also featured appearances from legends Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Daniel Agger and Steve McManaman.

Full Time

Reds triumph Down Under

First-half goals from Daniel Sturridge, Alberto Moreno and Roberto Firmino give Liverpool a comfortable 3-0 win over Sydney FC at the ANZ Stadium, in a post-season friendly that also included appearances from Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Daniel Agger and Steve McManaman.


Alexander-Arnold now rattles the frame of the goal with a thumping shot from the corner of the area as the game edges towards a close.


Alexander-Arnold now rattles the frame of the goal with a thumping shot from the corner of the area as the game edges towards a close.


Mignolet is called into action again, this time palming away a drive from Simon.


Woodburn embarks an incredible run beyond a handful of Sydney defenders but he is so unlucky not to finish as his scuffed effort under pressure is cleared away from in front of the line.


A let off for Liverpool as a cross from the left finds Antoniou unmarked inside the six-yard box, but he gets his attempted slot-in all wrong and the ball bounces away from goal.


Zuvela finds space inside the Liverpool box and hammers an effort towards the near post, but Mignolet makes a smart save to repell.



Another Liverpool change - Simon Mignolet is on for Loris Karius.


Now Vukovic denies Woodburn after the youngster fashioned a strike from a tight angle.


A hug from the boss


Lallana slides in Randall after a jinking run forward, but he's denied by another good stop.


Liverpool burst forward from a Sydney corner and Alexander-Arnold has a stinging drive from the edge of the box repelled by the goalkeeper.



Alberto Moreno comes off and is replaced by Connor Randall.


Here's how we're now lining up...

Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Agger, Klavan, Stewart, Moreno, McManaman, Lallana, Woodburn, Brewster.



Now Steven Gerrard comes off just seconds after the restart and he's replaced by Steve McManaman.

The legendary No.8 recieves an incredible reception from the fans inside the ANZ Stadium.



Lallana, Matip, Klavan, Brewster and Stewart are on at the break for the Reds.



We're back under way

Sydney FC restart the game at the ANZ Stadium.

Watch Daniel Sturridge's brilliant opening goal below - and remember, you can tune into the second half on LFCTV and LFCTV GO. Click here to watch online.

Relive the incredible You'll Never Walk Alone that got us under way in Sydney...


Half Time

Reds in strong lead at the break

Goals from Daniel Sturridge, Alberto Moreno and Roberto Firmino have given Liverpool a 3-0 lead over Sydney FC in Australia at the interval.


Now at the other end, Carney rattles the post with a drive from an angle after collecting possession at a corner.


Gerrard is sent through on goal by Sturridge's pass before going to ground under the challenge of seems a clear penalty, but the referee waves play on, much to the dismay of the Liverpool contingent inside the ANZ Stadium.


Gerrard sprays play wide right to Alexander-Arnold, who motors into the area before shooting low towards the near post, but he's denied by a save from Vukovic.



Goal! Roberto Firmino!

Liverpool finally grab a third and again Sturridge is in the thick of it.

This time, he makes space with a sweet shimmy to go beyond Zullo before crossing in the direction of Firmino inside the six-yard box.

It takes a deflection off a defender, but still reaches the Brazilian, who nudges in with his knee from close range.


Sturridge's brilliant 40-yard ball switches play and puts Firmino into space. He skips into the box before striking goalwards, but he's thwarted by a stop from Vukovic.


Carney manages to get a shot in on goal from a loose ball inside the box, but it's blocked brilliantly by Gerrard.


Incredible support


That was so nearly to 3-0 as a lovely sweeping move forward sees Gerrard release Sturridge in the box. He attempts to round Vukovic, but is ultimately held up by recovering defenders and he can't manage to get his shot away.


Not a bad start in Sydney...



Goal! Alberto Moreno!

Liverpool have been absolutely dominant so far - and they duly make it 2-0 with a wonderfully crafted goal.

Firmino collects the ball 25 yards from goal, steps inside and scoops a pass onto the top of the Sydney defence into the path of Moreno's dart into the area. The little Spaniard reaches it and prods a first-time shot into the top corner.


Reds pay their respects.


Now Sturridge has a go from the halfway line...into the hands of Vukovic.



Goal! Daniel Sturridge!

Liverpool take an early lead and it comes via the right boot of Sturridge, though it owes much to the tenacity of Woodburn.

The youngster wins the ball back high up the pitch before feeding it to Sturridge. He shimmies one way and then another, shifting it onto his right, before striking across goal and into the corner.

Nice stuff!


Oh, what a start that would have been!

With less than two minutes on the clock, Roberto Firmino hoists the ball back into the box from the left, where it is met on the half-volley by Steven Gerrard on the penalty spot...but he just gets a bit too much on it and it sails wide.



We're under way!

Liverpool kick us off at the ANZ Stadium. 

A minute's silence will now be oberserved by both teams and supporters inside the ANZ Stadium in memory of those who lost their lives due to the terrible events that occured in Manchester earlier this week.


You'll Never Walk Alone is booming around the ANZ Stadium. A very special rendition once again from our incredible Australian fan base.


The teams are lining up in the tunnel, it's almost time to get under way at the ANZ Stadium...


Warming up...


Rolling back the years...


The Reds check out the stadium


Klopp: We're here for the fans

"We know about how big the heart is for LFC in Australia. We now recognise it's quite difficult to come here, so the other way round it's exactly the same. We are here because of these people and we're really looking forward to it.

"We want to show our best. We know about the strength of the opponent, they won the double. They are really strong and highly motivated. We will see what we can do tonight. But we are here because of the people."


A moment to treasure


Adam's anticipation

Adam Lallana is on the bench for the game. Here's what the No.20 told LFCTV pre-match…

"I'm going to look forward to watching the lads get stuck in and see a few of the legends perform that have come back and linked up with us. We're going to enjoy it as much as we can."


Live coverage

Our build-up from ANZ Stadium has now started on LFCTV and LFCTV GO. Tune in now on Sky channel 429, Virgin Media channel 544 or online by clicking here.


Getting nearer...


Meet Sydney FC

Want to know more about today's opponents? We've got you covered - here's a handy guide to the Sky Blues, who were the dominant force in the 2016-17 A-League.


The manager's preview

Klopp is clearly looking forward to the game, with the chance to meet the passionate supporters in Sydney and his unique opportunity to field a few club legends.

He told "We go in the stadium and 80,000 Liverpool supporters are there and they are the first who can really celebrate the good season with us. Let's do it together with all these quality players plus legends."


The LFC subs

Mignolet, Klavan, Lallana, Agger, McManaman, Matip, Stewart, Randall, Brewster.


The atmosphere is building...


The starting line-up

Team news arrived nice and early in Sydney, with Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard handed starts...

Liverpool XI: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Carragher, Moreno, Lucas, Gerrard, Woodburn, Wilson, Firmino, Sturridge.

Subs to follow.



So, you thought the season was over? Not quite!

Liverpool are set to cap off a successful campaign with a friendly against Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium today - kick-off 11am BST. Jürgen Klopp's squad contains four legends in a club first, ahead of the 125th anniversary celebrations next month.

Live coverage of the whole 90 minutes is available on LFCTV and LFCTV GO, with exclusive build-up from Australia getting under way from 10am BST.