Bayern Munich v Liverpool: Audi Cup 2017
Liverpool kicked off their Audi Cup participation by beating hosts Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena - relive the build-up, live updates from the stadium and more as it happened in our match blog.
Click here to read the boss' take on Philippe Coutinho in midfield, Alberto Moreno's performance and the game in general.
Daniel Sturridge injury update
Jürgen Klopp gave an update on Daniel Sturridge's condition after the striker injured his thigh when scoring Liverpool's third goal at the Allianz Arena this evening.
A date for the diary
Audi Cup final
Liverpool v Atletico Madrid
Wednesday August 2
Bayern Munich 0-3 Liverpool
An excellent performance from the Reds sees them into tomorrow's Audi Cup final.
Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Daniel Sturridge the scorers as Liverpool set up a meeting with Atletico Madrid.
Sturridge appeared to pick up a slight issue in scoring that goal and, taking no risks, Klopp brings in Solanke instead.
Bayern Munich 0-3 Liverpool (Sturridge)
That one definitely counts.
Woodburn plays a brilliant outside-of-the-boot pass down the right win for Sturridge and provides enough curl to play the striker in one-on-one.
He's deadly in that position and proves it with a dinked finish over the 'keeper. Stunning.
Lewandowski stands over a free-kick in a promising area for the hosts but the wall does its job and diverts the ball over the bar.
The subsquent corner sees Hummels slide a low delivery past the post.
Bayern clear a corner as far as Alberto Moreno, who has been excellent tonight.
His well-struck shot whistles past the post, though.
Philippe Coutinho and Trent Alexander-Arnold now make way for Ben Woodburn and Jon Flanagan.
Liverpool score a third but it doesn't count.
Kent dances around his man on the edge of the penalty box and tees up Grujic, who sidefoots one in beautifully off the post.
Unfortunately, after the celebrations, the referee refers to VAR to see if the offside Lallana was in any way obstructing the goalkeeper - a decision that goes against the Englishman.
A quadruple substitution for Liverpool.
Mo Salah, Joel Matip, Roberto Firmino and Jordan Henderson make way as Ryan Kent, Ragnar Klavan, Daniel Sturridge and Marko Grujic replace them.
James Rodriguez lines one up at the edge of the box but his half-volley is skewed wide, well beyond Loris Karius' dive.
Some brilliant interplay works Lallana into space in front of the Bayern back four and the No.20 plays an inch-perfect through-ball to Salah.
Unfortunately, the forward is flagged offside - rightly, according to replays.
Liverpool defend a corner and launch a counter in numbers but, just as Firmino looks to play Trent in, he is cynically dragged back.
Liverpool get the game back under way through Roberto Firmino.
Here come the teams - we're almost ready to restart.
Two changes for the Reds at the break.
Gini Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana replace Emre Can and Sadio Mane.
Four goals for Liverpool already for Mo Salah.
Bayern Munich 0-2 Liverpool
Well, that was quite the first-half performance.
Goals from the Reds' fleet-footed widemen, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah, the difference at the break here.
Free-kick for Liverpool on the left-hand side of the box, but Coutinho can't get enough curl on it to sneak it in at the back post.
Liverpool have been ruthless and pacey going forward but equally impressive in their defending thus far.
That backline is moving as one, leaving Bayern very little space to work with.
Bayern Munich 0-2 Liverpool (Salah)
The Reds work the ball into the hosts' box where Mane feeds Moreno on the left, giving the Spaniard plenty of space to pick out his cross.
The goalkeeper gets a hand on a driven pass across the area but fails to divert it beyond Salah, who has the simple task of nodding in from close range.
Moreno curls a free-kick toward the top corner of the Bayern goal but a strong palm from the hosts' goalkeeper stops it.
That was some effort from the Spaniard.
Muller gets the ball in space at the edge of the box but his effort is high and wide.
Meanwhile, an injury to Thiago has forced Bayern to called on Sanches with just 20 minutes gone.
Another rapid Liverpool counter releases Moreno down the left-hand side and his brilliant ball across the box finds the arriving Salah.
Unfortunately, the Egyptian's low, right-footed finish is palmed away.
"Lightning on and off the pitch," a colleague declares.
The aftermath of the opener.
Bayern Munich 0-1 Liverpool (Mane)
The Reds in front with less than 10 minutes on the clock.
Firmino pinches the ball high up the pitch and waits and waits and waits before slipping in Mane on the left, the Senegalese taking a touch before finishing emphatically.
Lightning streaking across the sky above us, while Bayern are enjoying plenty of the ball in the early stages.
Liverpool looking to soak up pressure and hit on the counter at the moment.
Bayern get the game under way.
A weather update? This close to kick-off? YES!
Moments before the players take to the pitch, the heavens open above the stadium - the ball should move nicely now, at least.
The warm-ups are complete and the teams have headed back into the dressing rooms for final instructions.
Just 10 minutes to kick-off!
A 125-second celebration of Liverpool Football Club's 125-year history plays out at the Allianz Arena, receiving warm and deserved applause upon finishing.
In case you haven't seen it yet, check it out below!
Inside the Allianz
A look at the Reds' changing room ahead of their meeting with Bayern Munich, which is less than an hour away!
Atletico Madrid 2-1 Napoli
Full-time at the Allianz Arena and Diego Simeone's team are into the final.
They lost defender Diego Godin to a second yellow card late on in what was a hotly contested fixture.
Now time to find out which of these sides Liverpool will take on tomorrow.
Mit diesem Team geht's gegen @LFC. ⬇️ #AudiCup #packmas https://t.co/GTIrnfozjU— FCBayern (FC Bayern München) 1st Aug 17:31
Atletico Madrid 2-1 Napoli (Vietto)
Simeone's men turn it around!
Carrasco's corner is flicked on to the back post, where Vietto is on hand to divert the ball home.
Atletico Madrid 1-1 Napoli (Torres)
Back to the early kick-off, and Atletico are level.
Fernando Torres volleys home from close range after meeting Antoine Griezmann's pull-back - just over 15 minutes left for the teams to try and avoid penalties!
Liverpool: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Coutinho, Mane, Salah, Firmino.
Subs: Mignolet, Ward, Wijnaldum, Sturridge, Grujic, Klavan, Lallana, Robertson, Solanke, Flanagan, Kent, Ejaria, Woodburn.
Atletico Madrid 0-1 Napoli (Callejon)
What a goal!
Ghoulam's cross to the back post finds Callejon, who sends a volley into the turf and bouncing beyond Oblak's despairing dive.
Half-time in the first match of the day and it's Atletico Madrid 0-0 Napoli.
Diego Simeone's team have goalkeeper Jan Oblak to thank for the fact the scores remain level, his penalty save from Arkadiusz Milik the key moment in the first half.
No opening goal, though.
A strong dive to the left from Oblak is matched by equally strong hands and Milik hangs his head in disappointment.
Penalty to Napoli!
Callejon stretches to reach a ball crossed into the box and is hacked down by Savic's desperate lunge.
Twenty-five minutes on the clock in Munich and the first real chance of the game.
Antoine Griezmann produces a glancing header that looks destined for the bottom corner, but Pepe Reina produces a fine reflex save to keep it out, then stops Nico Gaitan's backheeled follow-up.
Great goalkeeping from the former Reds shot-stopper.
WEATHER UPDATE FROM MUNICH!
The Allianz Arena is basking in sunshine for the first game of the Audi Cup as Atletico Madrid take on Napoli in temperatures that are pushing the mercury above 30 degrees.
It's unlikely to dip much over the next couple of hours, so if you're coming along to the game prepare for a warm one!
At the Allianz Arena, the latest stop on #LFC's summer tour. https://t.co/DbYozWfGME— James_Carroll84 (James Carroll) 1st Aug 15:45
We're under way in the first match of the day here at the Allianz Arena - Napoli v Atletico Madrid.
Two familiar faces among the line-ups, too, with Pepe Reina and Fernando Torres facing off against each other.
On your bike, boss
The gaffer got on his bike - literally - at Liverpool's training camp in Bavaria to provide us with an unorthodox but typically interesting interview ahead of the game.
Take a look to whet your appetite below...
Tonight's result will dictate when and who Liverpool play in their second game on Wednesday.
The winner of their meeting with Bayern will face the winner of the earlier clash between Atletico Madrid and Napoli, while the respective losers will cross swords.
The boss previewed the tournament at a press conference alongside the other competing managers in Munich on Monday, discussing the benefits of taking part, the condition of his squad and more. Watch what he had to say below...
Jürgen Klopp will have to reshuffle his pack against Bayern.
Joe Gomez and Divock Origi have been ruled out of both Audi Cup matches, while Danny Ings will not be called upon as the club carefully manage his recovery from long-term injury.
Nathaniel Clyne and Danny Ward remain unavailable, too.
However, Dejan Lovren, James Milner, Loris Karius, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Woodburn and Marko Grujic come back into contention to face the Bundesliga side.
Fair to say the Reds have been in excellent form this pre-season, winning four of their five fixtures so far - most recently a 3-0 victory against Hertha BSC in Berlin on Saturday.
Watch highlights of that one below...
Watch the game live
First things first - you can watch the whole match live with us on LFCTV (in the UK and Republic of Ireland) and LFCTV GO (worldwide).
Our coverage from the ground gets under way at 7pm BST before we bring you the 90 minutes of action as it happens.
Hello and welcome to another live match blog this pre-season: it's game No.6 and it's Bayern Munich.
The Reds begin their Audi Cup participation by facing the hosts at Allianz Arena in a match that is not to be missed.
We'll keep you updated with everything that happens before, during and after the encounter via rolling updates from Germany right here.