Liverpool welcomed a clutch of senior stars back to action as they rounded off their pre-season fixture list with a 3-1 win over Lyon in Geneva on Wednesday evening.
The night began at the Stade de Geneve with Alisson Becker conceding a third-minute penalty by bringing down Moussa Dembele when attempting to recover the ball after it had slipped from his grasp. Memphis Depay converted the resulting spot-kick.
The Reds equalised through Roberto Firmino soon after, though - the Brazilian finding the net with a smart strike on the turn from a deflected Xherdan Shaqiri cross.
Liverpool then took the lead moments later as Joachim Andersen inadvertently crashed Ki-Jana Hoever’s delivery into his own goal from eight yards.
Harry Wilson extended the advantage early in the second half with a stunning effort from range as the Reds signed off ahead of Sunday’s Community Shield encounter with Manchester City in style.
Jürgen Klopp was able to field Alisson, Firmino, Shaqiri, Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita for the first time this summer following injuries and international commitments respectively.
The Reds were aiming to finish their friendly schedule with a win following defeats to Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla and a draw with Sporting CP during their three-game tour of the United States.
Just three minutes into the contest, Alisson misjudged the flight of a cross from Marcal from the left and allowed the ball to squirm from his grasp. The goalkeeper then collided with Dembele, who was attempting to prod home and a penalty was awarded, from which Depay dispatched with aplomb.
Liverpool’s response saw Wilson have a shot deflected onto the base of the post after he’d been teed up by Yasser Larouci’s pass.
Dembele struck low into the arms of Alisson at the other end; however, the Reds levelled in the 17th minute.
Jean Lucas’s attempts to cut out a Shaqiri centre only succeeded in diverting the ball into the path of Firmino, who scored with a neat finish on the turn.
And Liverpool went in front soon after courtesy of an own-goal from Andersen, who in trying to deal with a Hoever cross sent it hurtling into the back of the net.
On the half-hour mark, Firmino and Shaqiri were withdrawn and replaced by James Milner and Rhian Brewster, just prior to Wilson watching a stinging drive saved by Anthony Lopes.
Salah and Keita were among those who made way during the interval – and it was a substitute who nearly furthered the lead when Bobby Duncan flashed wide of the far post after being prodded through by Larouci.
Nevertheless, Wilson did make it 3-1 eight minutes after the intermission when he sent a dipping effort sailing beyond substitute stopper Ciprian Tatarusanu from 25 yards.
Bertrand Traore threatened to reduce the arrears when he broke clear into the right channel for the area; however, his attempt to cushion beyond Alisson was thwarted by the goalkeeper.
Eleven further changes followed just after the hour for Liverpool – and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Harvey Elliott both went close to furthering their lead.
Jordan Henderson was also inches away from a fourth goal when he steered Trent Alexander-Arnold’s lay-off fractionally wide of the post, before the latter clipped a free-kick just off target.
But Liverpool were, by now, firmly in control and duly claimed a deserved win in Switzerland ahead of Sunday’s Wembley head-to-head with City.