Tranmere Rovers v Liverpool: Live matchday blog
Follow live updates as Liverpool begin their pre-season fixture schedule with a trip to Prenton Park to face Tranmere Rovers.
- Clyne and Brewster double give Reds three-goal half-time lead
- Jones, Origi and Duncan after the interval
- Find out how to watch this match and every Liverpool pre-season game by going to liverpoolfc.com/watch. Rights vary by territory.
Tranmere Rovers 0-6 Liverpool
Liverpool get their pre-season programme under way with a comprehensive victory over Tranmere at Prenton Park.
Nathaniel Clyne set the Reds on their way with a thumping finish after six minutes, before a Rhian Brewster double added an emphatic look to the scoreline before half-time.
After the break, goals from Curtis Jones, Divock Origi and Bobby Duncan furthered the European champions' advantage.
Liverpool have been forced to send on sub goalkeeper Daniel Atherton for the injured Glatzel for the final minutes at Prenton Park.
Origi is denied a second goal after Davies saves at his feet.
A sad sight as Glatzel hobbles off after falling awkwardly inside the area when attempting to close down the goalkeeper.
The Reds down to 10 men for the moment.
Walker-Rice has the ball in the back of the Liverpool net, but it's ruled out for an offside.
Goal! Bobby Duncan!
Duncan is on the mark as he coverts from close-range after Glatzel was challenged inside the box.
It owes much to the sterling work of Hoever down the right to create the opening.
6-0 now to the Reds at Prenton Park.
Woodburn attempts a 'scorpion kick' from Hoever's cross, but he can't get it on target
Origi also wears the captain's armband for this second half.
He's not having a bad summer so far, is he?
Goal! Divock Origi!
Origi picks up where he left off last season by claiming Liverpool's fifth goal of the night.
Matip plays a ball over the top into the path of his run, where he controls a ball over the shoulder with a wonderful first touch before nudging it around Davies and drilling into the empty net.
Liverpool threaten a fifth after a strong challenge from Lewis on Ponticelli creates an opening.
Tranmere then break and Miller's attempt to stroke into the corner is denied by Jaros.
Goal! Curtis Jones!
Liverpool add to their tally as Woodburn sweeps a cross towards the back post, where Jones taps in from close range.
Back under way...
Tranmere re-start the game at Prenton Park.
Remember, you can watch the second half live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO.
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Here's how Liverpool will line-up for the second period at Prenton Park.
Jaros, Hoever, Matip, Johnston, Lewis, Fabinho, Jones, Woodburn, Duncan, Glatzel, Origi.
Tranmere Rovers 0-3 Liverpool
Nathaniel Clyne set the European champions on their way at Prenton Park before Rhian Brewster's brace, giving Liverpool a healthy half-time lead.
Goal! Rhian Brewster!
The striker has his second. Davies stops a Milner strike, but he can't keep hold and Brewster pounces to turn the loose ball over the line.
Goal! Rhian Brewster!
The Reds have doubled their lead here - and Brewster has the goal he's been desperate for.
Milner's low cross from the left evades everyone in the middle of the area, but Wilson collects on the far side. His ball back in takes a deflection and loops into the six-yard box, where Brewster plants a header into the back of the net.
2-0 now to the European champions.
Milner and Lallana swap passes on the edge of the area before the former takes aim, but Davies is able to get down to push his shot away.
Kent finds space inside the box from a quickly-taken free-kick from Milner, but he strikes over the bar from a tight angle.
Blackett-Taylor cracks one low towards goal from 20 yards, which Mignolet needs to parry at his near post.
Larouci is causing problems for the hosts down the left - and he sees a stinging drive across goal beaten away by Davies.
Wilson tries to send Kent clear inside the box, but he's thwarted by a good challenge from Monthe.
It should be 2-0 as Lallana lays it off for Larouci to run clear into the box and shoot, but it's tipped over the bar by Davies.
A fine block from Gomez denies Tranmere an equaliser after Mullin had skipped beyond the challenge of Phillips inside the area.
Goal! Nathaniel Clyne!
The Reds are in front. Clyne is left in acres of space by the Tranmere defence. Brewster sees him and plays a low ball across the area into the direction of the full-back, who takes a touch and slams into the top corner.
Wilson lifts a cross into the area in the direction of Brewster, but Ray heads the danger away.
Don't forget, you can watch this game live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO.
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And we're off!
Liverpool's first game of 2019-20 is up and running as James Milner kicks us off at Prenton Park.
Here come the teams...
Getting ready for our first game of 2019-20. 💪 https://t.co/6XrjCCpNs0— LFC (Liverpool FC) 11th Jul 18:07
Back to work
Our pre-match coverage on LFCTV and LFCTV GO is under way and you can enjoy the build-up to kick-off for free via the YouTube stream below...
The stage is set...
...for the 'John Achterberg Cup'...
Liverpool's teamsheet has dropped - the first of 2019-20 -and it confirms the Reds will field an 11 in each half at Prenton Park.
First-half team: Mignolet, Clyne, Phillips, Gomez, Larouci, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Kent, Wilson, Brewster.
Second-half team: Jaros, Hoever, Matip, Johnston, Lewis, Fabinho, Jones, Woodburn, Duncan, Glatzel, Origi.
Additional substitute: Atherton.
The gaffer's view
Jürgen Klopp previewed tonight's game with us earlier this week, touching on his likely selection plans, the opportunity for youngsters, and what he expects from those who play at Prenton Park.
"We are only five days in training, intense sessions, a lot of players are not here," he said.
"A lot of kids will be involved, that's clear. How it always is, it's not about the result but it's about the performance and all the boys starting or coming on on Thursday will wear a Liverpool shirt and they have to behave like that. They have to do the things we want them to do because that's part of our DNA."
The Reds have been back in pre-season training since last Saturday, when 16 players kicked off preparations for 2019-20. The LFCTV GO cameras have been at Melwood throughout and you can enjoy Inside Training from day one below...
We'll have confirmed team news for you a little later but we do know already that Simon Mignolet and Divock Origi will feature at Prenton Park after returning to training this week.
The likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner, Joe Gomez, Adam Lallana, Joel Matip and Fabinho are also set to be involved.
Sepp van den Berg misses out, however, as he awaits FIFA clearance and the game comes too soon for Dejan Lovren.
Looking forward to getting those first minutes of pre-season later 👍🏼⚽🔴 #YNWA https://t.co/ryn2GZTlpo— JamesMilner (James Milner) 11th Jul 11:55
If your appetite needs whetting any further for Liverpool's return to action, what better way to do so than by reliving 10 of the team's best moments from the historic 2018-19 season?
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Here we go again
So it all starts at Prenton Park as Liverpool face Tranmere Rovers in their first game of the 2019-20 season.
The European champions will make a short trip to take on the League One side in their opening outing of the summer - and you can watch all of the action live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO from 6.45pm BST.
We'll also be bringing you updates, photos and videos here in our matchday blog. Enjoy.