Liverpool v Crystal Palace: Premier League Asia Trophy
Follow live updates from Hong Kong as Liverpool take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League Asia Trophy, with kick-off at 1.30pm BST (8.30pm local time).
- Solanke fired Reds into lead on the hour with first LFC goal
- Origi grabbed second on 79 minutes
- Liverpool to meet Leicester City in Saturday's final
Jürgen Klopp's verdict
Jürgen Klopp addressed the media in his post-match press conference at the Hong Kong Stadium.
You can read what he had to say by clicking here.
First clean sheet of the year and into the final of the @premierleague #AsiaTrophy! #LFC #YNWA #PLAsiaTrophy https://t.co/g0ma80JIkZ— SMignolet (Simon Mignolet) 19th Jul 15:26
A winning debut in the #NBFootball #LFC 17-18 Third Kit. #PureLFC https://t.co/xbWP4mV9ee— NBFootball (New Balance Football) 19th Jul 14:42
Liverpool secure victory
Liverpool progress into the Premier League Asia Trophy final with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in Hong Kong.
Both goals came in the second half via a first Reds strike from Dominic Solanke and a close-range finish from the right boot of Divock Origi.
Jürgen Klopp's side will now meet Leicester City in Saturday's final.
Kent's low drive towards the near post from 20 yards is palmed away by Hennessey.
From the resulting corner, Grujic's blast from a Milner pull back is blocked by a defender.
GOAL! DIVOCK ORIGI!
Liverpool have a second goal as Divock Origi slams home from close-range after Coutinho's effort from Milner's centre was blocked by a defender and broke kindly for the No.29.
Grujic takes aim from fully 25 yards... and is just inches away from finding the top corner.
...in play for water.
Grujic goes into the book following a challenge on Zaha.
GOAL! DOMINIC SOLANKE!
The Reds have the lead and it comes courtesy of a fine goal from Dominic Solanke.
The summer signing grabs his first Liverpool goal by collecting Origi's dummy on the edge of the area, taking a touch and drilling low into the far corner with a sweetly-struck finish.
Coutinho jinks inside from the left and curls over the bar with his right foot from the edge of the box.
More changes: Solanke and Kent on for Salah and Henderson.
Now the next raft of Liverpool changes - Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Origi and Grujic are on for Sturridge, Firmino, Lallana and Woodburn.
Liverpool re-start the contest in Hong Kong.
Several half-time changes for Liverpool. Here's how we're lining up in the second half...
Mignolet, Flanagan, Lovren, Klavan, Milner, Henderson, Lallana, Woodburn, Firmino, Salah, Sturridge.
Goalless at the break
We reach the halfway point with the scoreline tied at 0-0. The Reds have posed the bigger threat, with Mohamed Salah lively, but there's been no breakthrough thus far.
Nice combination play on the edge of the box results in Salah laying it off for Lallana, who scoops wide.
Sturridge dances into space on the corner of the box before shooting low towards the far corner, but Hennessey manages to get a glove to it to keep it out.
Dann goes into the book for cynically bodychecking Salah after he'd pushed the ball into space behind him to run into.
Salah and Firmino combine superbly on the edge of the area... but the Brazilian's eventual shot lacks the power to trouble Hennessey
Palace fashion their first chance - and it's a good one as Townsend releases Anderson inside the area, but his blast is repelled by Mignolet.
And we're back...
Play is halted for a water break due to the hot and humid conditions inside the stadium.
Salah cuts inside from the right, beats two men before curling over the bar.
The stadium breaks out into applause on the 21st minute in honour of Lucas Leiva and the 10 years of outstanding service he gave Liverpool Football Club before his transfer to Lazio on Tuesday.
Henderson lifts a ball into the area to find Sturridge's run. He nudges it back to Lallana, who strikes over first time.
Salah absolutely breezes beyond Delaney down the left with a sensational burst of speed, but his final ball into the box is headed clear.
Lovely, lovely play between Woodburn and Alexander-Arnold sees the latter fire a cross into the box, which Sturridge meets. However, his swipe towards goal is deflected behind by Dann.
A neat turn away from trouble by Salah, a cross-field pass and a take out of the air from Firmino has the fans applauding loudly once again. No chances to report as yet, though.
Henderson puts in a strong - but fair - challenge to halt Zaha's run down the left... and the fans inside the stadium loved it!
We're under way!
Crystal Palace start the game at the Hong Kong Stadium and we're off!
You'll Never Walk Alone is being given an airing inside the stadium, which is predominantly filled with Liverpool fans...
The first game has finished in Hong Kong and Leicester have booked their place in the tournament's final with a 7-6 penalty shootout victory over West Bromwich Albion.
Inside the dressing room...
Liverpool's brand new New Balance third kit is readied ahead of kick-off. Buy yours here.
Loris Karius does the pre-match media duties at the Hong Kong Stadium tonight...
Here's the #CPFC 🦅 team to take on Liverpool! #CPFCinHK 🦅🇭🇰 https://t.co/dOG7yzim0t— CPFC (Crystal Palace F.C.) 19th Jul 11:30
Here's how Liverpool line up against Crystal Palace…
Starting XI: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Gomez, Moreno, Henderson, Lallana, Woodburn, Salah, Firmino, Sturridge.
Subs: Karius, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Milner, Coutinho, Grujic, Klavan, Origi, Solanke, Flanagan, Kent.
How to watch the game
UK and Republic of Ireland
Due to rights restrictions, this match is not available live on LFCTV or LFCTV GO in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Please return to either service at 7.30pm BST to watch it in full.
Pre-match and post-match coverage, plus audio commentary during the 90 minutes, will be available at this page.
Rest of the world
The game is available to watch live on LFCTV GO by visiting this page.
It's a decade since Liverpool reached the final of the Premier League Asia Trophy, also played in Hong Kong, which they lost on spot-kicks to Portsmouth. No doubt they'll be keen to go one better this week.
Here's a few of those aforementioned local supporters getting ready for the game...
Worth noting that the match has to be settled on the day and a penalty shootout will take place if the score is deadlocked after 90 minutes. The winner will then meet either Leicester or West Brom in Saturday's final.
The stadium is beginning to fill up, with Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion set to play in the opening semi-final before Liverpool take to the field. Plenty of local Reds fans already inside, though, as they await their team.
The stage is set...
All set for a Hong Kong debut. Watch @LFC wear the #NBFootball #LFC 17-18 Third Kit today. https://t.co/2uA8LV0XQ9— NBFootball (New Balance Football) 19th Jul 09:12
Trademark corner flag shot in Hong Kong... #LFC https://t.co/kZZg3YItC7— James_Carroll84 (James Carroll) 19th Jul 08:31
Training in the rain
Liverpool's preparations for the fixture involved a late running session in the Hong Kong rain on Tuesday night. LFCTV GO subscribers can take a look in the video below.
We'll have the confirmed Liverpool line-up later but we do know already that Nathaniel Clyne will not be involved in this game due to a muscle strain.
Alberto Moreno is fit and available for duty, however.
Premier League Asia Trophy begins
It's day three for Liverpool in Hong Kong and today brings the first match of the trip, with Crystal Palace the opponents in the semi-finals of the tournament.
We're already in place at the stadium and it's a seriously humid afternoon here, with temperatures above 30 degrees currently.
Stick with us for all of the build-up and live updates on the game.