Liverpool v Borussia Dortmund: Live match blog
Liverpool suffered a 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Notre Dame in the first game of their United States tour.
Liverpool 2-3 Borussia Dortmund
Liverpool suffer a first defeat of their pre-season programme as they go down to a 3-2 defeat tp Borussia Dortmund in Notre Dame.
The German side took a third-minute lead through Paco Alcacer, but the Reds restored parity via Harry Wilson.
However, Dortmund went 3-1 in front after the break through a quick-fire double from Thomas Delaney and Jacob Bruun Larsen, rendering Rhian Brewster's late penalty a consolation.
Robertson gets a snap-shot in on goal after spinning inside the area; however, it's off target.
Brilliant save from Mignolet keeps out a close-range effort from Pherai after the ball fell invitingly for him inside the area.
Tonight's attendance is 40,361 at Notre Dame Stadium.
Brewster goes into the book.
Dortmund have one chalked off as Brunn Larsen is flagged offside after prodding beyond Mignolet.
Goal! Rhian Brewster!
Fine finish from the spot from Brewster to reduce the deficit in Notre Dame.
Penalty to Liverpool
The Reds have a spot kick after Woodburn was brought down by Morey inside the box.
A raft of changes for Liverpool, including the introductions of Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Georginio Wijnaldum and Andy Robertson.
Here's how we line up now: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Lewis, Woodburn, Jones, Brewster.
Goal for Borussia Dortmund - Jacob Bruun Larsen
Another for Dortmund as Brunn Larsen rolls in from close range following a cross from Wolf.
Goal for Borussia Dortmund - Thomas Delaney
Dortmund retake the lead as Hazard finds space on the right of the area and drills a cross towards the back post, where Delaney sweeps in unmarked.
Smart stop from Mignolet to keep out an effort from Wolf.
Off we go again...
Dortmund re-start the game in Notre Dame.
Liverpool 1-1 Borussia Dortmund
It's all square at the break in Notre Dame between the Reds and Dortmund.
Paco Alcacer gave the Bundesliga side the lead after just three minutes; however, a neatly-worked goal from Harry Wilson means it's 1-1 at the interval.
Gotze finds space for a strike inside the Liverpool box; however, he's denied by a fine stop from Mignolet.
Yasser Larouci goes into the book for bringing down Brandt.
Kent goes around Hitz, but is forced wide. He pulls it back for Origi, who hammers goalwards but sees the strike blocked by a Dortmund defender.
Goal! Harry Wilson!
Liverpool are level - and it's via a lovely goal.
Fabinho fed a pass forward into the box, which is dummied by Kent and allows Wilson to take a touch and steer beyond Hitz from 12 yards.
1-1 now in Indiana.
Play is halted for a drinks break at Notre Dame Stadium.
Origi's low drive is claimed routinely by Hitz.
Milner's brilliant ball over the top sends Wilson scampering into space, but his attempt to loft the ball over the advancing Hitz is thwarted by the BVB 'keeper.
Oxlade-Chamberlain bursts down the right and crosses into the centre. It evades Origi, but Kent turns it goalwards with the 'keeper out of position; however, Hitz recovers in time to make a spectacular save on the goal line to keep the ball out.
Matip plants a header inches wide of the far post from a corner.
Fabinho charges into space on the edge of the area but sees his eventual effort blocked by Hummels.
Goal for Borussia Dortmund - Paco Alcacer
Dortmund have an early lead as Alcacer absolutely rasps the ball beyond Mignolet from six yards out following a goal-mouth scramble.
And we're under way...
Liverpool start the game in Notre Dame.
Here come the teams...
Kick-off 🔜 #LFCPreSeason https://t.co/uDCEXIZSKO— LFC (Liverpool FC) 19th Jul 23:55
Klopp has confirmed he hopes to see his starting XI complete an hour tonight rather than make wholesale changes at the half-time interval.
"The boys who are longer in and who will start can hopefully go for 60 minutes, that would be cool," he told LFCTV.
"Hendo, Virg, Gini, Robbo and the other guys can go 30 minutes plus the others. We have two good sides of course, we try to mix it up.
"It's all about the challenge; it's all about finding a solution, work hard, be more aggressive than the other team, run more. That's what you want to see. It's a pre-season game yes but it's a training session as well - and we need to use it."
And we're live
Build-up on LFCTV is now under way and you can watch us count down to kick-off - before our live coverage of the full match - via YouTube below...
👋 Hi, Jürgen! #LFCBVB https://t.co/HaZojCRVw5— BVB (Borussia Dortmund) 19th Jul 23:06
#ThreeLions reunited in 🇺🇸 @trentaa98 x @Sanchooo10 #LFCPreSeason https://t.co/z2m9YvYkET— LFC (Liverpool FC) 19th Jul 23:10
Mignolet on the mic
The Reds goalkeeper speaks to LFCTV ahead of kick-off.
🚨 #BVB STARTING XI 🚨 Bring on the Reds 🐝 #LFCBVB https://t.co/LezTzQsVTr— BlackYellow (Borussia Dortmund) 19th Jul 22:53
The boss back with old friends 🤜🤛 #LFCPreSeason https://t.co/hbDC9tCVd3— LFC (Liverpool FC) 19th Jul 22:53
Ready for the Reds
What an arena.
Divock Origi leads the Liverpool attack against Borussia Dortmund, while Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Robertson, Van Dijk and Wijnaldum are back in the squad.
Reds XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Matip, Gomez, Larouci, Fabinho, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kent, Wilson, Origi.
Substitutes: Lonergan, Atherton, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Henderson, Brewster, Robertson, Lewis, Phillips, Jones, Hoever, Woodburn, Alexander-Arnold.
It’s 95 degrees because Jamie Webster is bringing the heat 🔥 #LFCPreSeason 🇺🇸 https://t.co/ctswM33kDm— LFCUSA (LFC USA) 19th Jul 22:21
📍 Notre Dame Stadium Views 😍 #LFCPreSeason https://t.co/KIxpMnOMSS— LFC (Liverpool FC) 19th Jul 22:12
Pre-season so far
There were comfortable victories for Klopp's side in their two friendlies before departing the UK - 6-0 at Tranmere Rovers and 3-1 over Bradford City. Check out the highlights from those matches below...
At Notre Dame Stadium. It’s hot here in South Bend. Very, very hot. https://t.co/wuCxWkKzD7— James_Carroll84 (James Carroll) 19th Jul 22:07
Legends on duty
Three of the travelling legends have been helping to build up the atmosphere in South Bend ahead of kick-off at Notre Dame Stadium, with Ian Rush, Jason McAteer and Patrik Berger meeting fans earlier...
Made the trip from Texas for the first glimpse of the team at the perfect time! #LFCPreSeason 🇺🇸 https://t.co/OiA7ziohML— LFCUSA (LFC USA) 19th Jul 21:46
We'll get straight to the point: It. Is. Warm.
Temperatures have been consistently around the 30-degree mark since the Reds arrived in South Bend earlier this week and there is no change as kick-off approaches at Notre Dame Stadium.
Expect several drinks breaks during this one.
These sides met in pre-season a year ago, with Charlotte the venue - here's a reminder of how the occasion unfolded the last time they faced each other...
Great to meet the fans yesterday... looking forward to a run out at the home of @FightingIrish tonight 💪🏻🔴🇺🇸 #YNWA https://t.co/xLgv72VXl6— JamesMilner (James Milner) 19th Jul 12:10
'A proper test'
The manager spoke of the game against Dortmund representing a 'proper test' for his side as they ramp up the intensity of their pre-season programme.
"How it always is in football, even in a pre-season game you play it and want to win it. Last year we tried the same [against Dortmund in pre-season] and it didn't work out. It had not a massive influence," Klopp commented at his press conference on Thursday.
"It's always a pre-season game still but you can sometimes learn more from a defeat. I still hope we can learn a lot tomorrow from a good game.
"So far the boys played really well and how pre-season is, we always play them out of full training. So tonight will be a session that you usually don't have when you play a football game 24 hours later.
"But we need the intensity for preparing for a whole season, so we cannot try to avoid high intensity before a game that is obviously a big one against a really strong side."
Of course, this match provides us with the perfect excuse to look back at one of the greatest European nights in Anfield history - Liverpool's comeback to beat BVB 4-3 in the Europa League quarter-finals in 2016.
Enjoy the highlights of that incredible tie below...
The boss and the skipper
Jürgen Klopp and Jordan Henderson spoke to the media at Notre Dame Stadium yesterday, discussing the achievements of last season, their ambitions for the new campaign and facing Dortmund...
"It doesn't work without the hardest work, the biggest focus, the highest concentration level." The boss on the Re… https://t.co/iemgBar4jK— LFC (Liverpool FC) 19th Jul 15:27
The Reds held an open training session at Notre Dame University on Thursday as they continued to build up for the meeting with Dortmund. Take a look at the best images from the workout below...
Important information for fans attending the game
A strict no bag policy is in place at the stadium for tonight's game.
There will be no bags of any size (including handbags) allowed into the stadium (including the hospitality areas) unless they are clear.
Strive to be this kid today, South Bend. #LFCPreSeason 🇺🇸 https://t.co/ogHXbJMvmK— LFCUSA (LFC USA) 19th Jul 15:22
Be sure to join us before the match for our Reds fan fest 👊 #LFCPreSeason 🇺🇸 https://t.co/SLjYHL9kcU— LFCUSA (LFC USA) 19th Jul 18:50
This match will be broadcast live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO, so don't miss a kick of the clash between Jürgen Klopp's current and former teams.
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Greetings from the States
It's day four of Liverpool's pre-season tour in the USA and it's time for some action - the Reds face Borussia Dortmund at Notre Dame Stadium on Friday evening and we'll be keeping you updated with events in Indiana.
Kick-off is 8.05pm local time, which is 1.05am on Saturday morning in the UK.