Liverpool v Lyon: Live match blog
Liverpool rounded off their pre-season friendly programme with a 3-1 win over Lyon in Geneva.
Roberto Firmino and Harry Wilson were on the mark for the Reds, with those strikes sandwiching an own goal by Joachim Andersen.
A great way to end #LFCPreSeason 🙌 Thank you for your brilliant support, as always, Reds 👌🔴 https://t.co/EUtOLp9gq0— LFC (Liverpool FC (Premier League Champions 🏆)) 31st Jul 19:08
It’s all over and an impressive display sees Liverpool make a welcome return to winning ways ahead of Sunday’s FA Community Shield clash with Manchester City.
The Reds had to overcome the early setback of conceding a fourth-minute penalty to Memphis Depay, with Roberto Firmino’s excellent finish levelling matters before an own goal by Lyon’s Joachim Andersen put Jürgen Klopp’s team ahead.
Harry Wilson then completed the scoring with a stunning long-range drive in the early stages of the second half on a satisfying evening when Alisson Becker, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri, Mohamed Salah and Firmino all made their returns.
Next up, Wembley.
Alexander-Arnold curls a free-kick towards the bottom corner, but the ball brushes the side-netting on its way wide.
Van Dijk sends an inch-perfect, raking pass out to Alexander-Arnold, who tees up the onrushing Henderson on the edge of the box.
The skipper attempts to roll a side-footer into the far corner, but is denied by the 'keeper.
Lovely football again from Liverpool.
Alert defending by Robertson, who blocks Kitala's shot after a ball in from the Lyon left.
Elliott's looked lively since his introduction and the 16-year-old stings the palms of the Lyon stopper with a powerful strike from range.
Neat link-up between Elliott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wijnaldum ends with the latter shooting from distance, but his effort is gathered by the Lyon 'keeper.
An entirely new Liverpool team is on for the final half an hour or so.
The Reds' side is now: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Elliott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Origi.
Wow, what a goal that is!
Wilson takes aim from all of 25 yards and sends a dipping, swerving shot into Lopes' top corner.
An incredible strike to put the Reds 3-1 up!
Van den Berg is partnering Lovren at centre-back, with Gomez shifting over to right-back.
Lewis is playing in central midfield, while Duncan is on the right of the front three.
We're back under way and the Reds have made three more changes at the break.
Sepp van den Berg, Adam Lewis and Bobby Duncan are on in place of Ki-Jana Hoever, Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah.
See the story of the half in stats with the Opta data below...
There goes the half-time whistle, and Liverpool lead Lyon 2-1 at the break.
After what can only be described as a nightmarish start, with Alisson conceding a penalty that Depay scored within the opening four minutes, the Reds played well and deserve to be in front.
A fine finish by the returning Firmino drew Liverpool level, before Andersen’s own goal made it 2-1.
Salah is one-on-one with Denayer as he tries to work an opening for a shot, but the No.11's touch lets him down and the chance is gone.
After an inauspicious start, Liverpool have really grown into this game and Wilson forces Lopes to save a fierce drive from 20 yards out.
A couple of early changes for Liverpool, as James Milner and Rhian Brewster replace Xherdan Shaqiri and Roberto Firmino.
Joachim Andersen puts through his own net and Liverpool lead!
The Lyon defender slices his attempted clearance of Ki-Jana Hoever's cross into the top corner.
And there's the equaliser!
The ball breaks to Firmino in the box and our No.9 swivels and hits a left-footed snap-shot that finds the bottom corner.
Superb finish from the returning Brazilian.
Lovren strides forward and finds Salah with a lofted pass out to the right.
The Egyptian cuts inside onto his left foot to shoot but then slices across the ball, which finds the stand.
The Reds have responded well to going a goal down, but Depay has just wriggled free of Gomez and curled a shot over the bar from 20 yards.
At the other end, Salah wins a corner, which Shaqiri overhits while seeking Gomez's head.
Liverpool have lined up in their usual 4-3-3 formation, with Adam Lallana operating as the 'No.6' as part of a midfield three alongside Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri.
Harry Wilson is playing on the left of the front three, with Roberto Firmino central and Mohamed Salah on the right.
Off the post!
Harry Wilson's shot is deflected onto the woodwork after some nice build-up play by the Reds. The Welshman was slipped in by Yasser Larouci.
Depay smashes in the spot-kick. 1-0 to Lyon.
Penalty to Lyon after Alisson brings down Dembele.
The Reds' 'keeper is booked.
And we're off!
Lyon get the game under way.
The teams are out and kick-off is just a couple of minutes away...
Welcome back, lads...
The returning Reds 💪🔴 #LFCPreSeason https://t.co/eCbWr4KaG1— LFC (Liverpool FC (Premier League Champions 🏆)) 31st Jul 16:39
Inside the dressing room...
The kits have been laid out for Salah, Firmino and Alisson for the first time this summer...
Live build-up begins
Our live build-up to Liverpool v Lyon is getting under way right now on LFCTV and LFCTV GO - and you can tune in until kick-off for free via the YouTube stream below.
Head to liverpoolfc.com/watch for all the details on how to watch the full 90 minutes live.
Divock on duty
Origi speaks to LFCTV ahead of kick-off at Stade de Geneve.
Welcome back, lads...
The Liverpool teamsheet is in and confirms starts for Alisson Becker, Naby Keita, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Xherdan Shaqiri in Geneva.
Dejan Loven captains the Reds this evening.
Liverpool: Alisson, Hoever, Gomez, Lovren, Larouci, Keita, Shaqiri, Lallana, Wilson, Salah, Firmino.
Subs: Mignolet, Lonergan, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Milner, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Brewster, Robertson, Origi, Matip, Lewis, Duncan, Alexander-Arnold, Elliott, Van den Berg
Breaking - five to make first appearance of pre-season
We can confirm Alisson, Firmino, Keita, Salah and Shaqiri will all start for Liverpool in this evening's friendly with Lyon - which you can watch live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO.
Full team news will be confirmed at 4.30pm BST.
Ki-Jana Hoever signs new LFC deal
Some breaking news from Liverpool's Evian training camp: Ki-Jana Hoever has penned a new long-term contract with the club. Click here to read the full story.
No.6 in Geneva
Jason McAteer and Phil Babb spent time with Reds in Geneva on Tuesday as fans visited Stade de Geneve to catch a glimpse of the Champions League trophy.
As you can see below, it's a beautiful summer's day here in Geneva.
The temperature is currently hovering at around 25 degrees and is expected to remain at a similar level come kick-off at 6pm BST.
Jürgen Klopp is on the 10-man shortlist for the Best FIFA Men's Coach award for 2019.
Fans, journalists, national team coaches and captains will decide who wins the prestigious accolade. You can cast a vote for the boss by clicking here.
Rondos formed part of Liverpool's training session in Evian on Tuesday – and our cameras were able to get up close and personal to the drills.
Watch the fast-paced exercises in the free video below.
We caught up with Xherdan Shaqiri in Evian yesterday after the No.23 started pre-season training following his calf injury.
“I am really delighted to be back, to get started again and be back with the team," the Switzerland international told Liverpoolfc.com. "I am really happy that finally I am feeling really good and [I am ready] to help my team.
“[Getting injured], this is life and this is football. I am really happy I didn’t miss the start of the season – it’s going to start soon and I am happy to be back before it."
The Reds will make the short trip from Evian for today's friendly.
Jürgen Klopp's side are basing themselves in France for a week-long training camp – and you can check out photos from the latest session in the gallery below.
This match will be broadcast live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO from 5.15pm BST, so don't miss a moment of the action.
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The final matchday of pre-season is upon us 👊 Another important test against @OL 💪🔴— LFC (Liverpool FC (Premier League Champions 🏆)) 31st Jul 07:06
Hello from Geneva
Liverpool conclude their pre-season schedule this evening as they take on Lyon in the Swiss city of Geneva.
Stick with us for rolling live coverage of all the build-up, action and reaction from Stade de Geneve.