Liverpool U23s striker Jack Dunn scored both goals as the young Reds defeated Celtic in a behind-closed-doors friendly.
Michael Beale’s side continued their preparations for the 2016/17 on Wednesday evening, taking on the Scottish side’s development squad in Glasgow.
Matty Virtue and Adam Phillips took up their regular positions in midfield, while Harry Wilson, Toni Gomes and Ben Woodburn, fresh from his spell with Jurgen Klopp’s first team, supported Dunn in attack.
Liverpool dominated throughout, with the experience of Maguire, Wilson and Dunn among others proving influential.
Dunn’s double sealed the plaudits for the Reds, making it two wins, a draw and a defeat in their pre-season fixtures so far.
This marks a return to form for the 21-year-old striker, who spent much of the 2015/16 sidelined through injury.
Making his comeback with a significantly bulkier build, Dunn looks capable of testing himself at a higher level—though it seems unlikely that it will be under Klopp this season.
The U23s will take part in a revamped Premier League 2 setup this season, aimed at aiding development and providing young players with more of a challenge as they ready themselves for first-team involvement.
Lloyd Jones, Sam Hart, Conor Masterson, Corey Whelan, Herbie Kane and Brooks Lennon also featured on Wednesday.
Joining them from the substitutes’ bench was another trialist, Nathan Phillips, and 19-year-old midfielder Brad Garton, who has recently returned from a loan spell with Norwegian Second Division side Elverum.
Teenage trio Shamal George, Ovie Ejaria and Trent Alexander-Arnold are all set to return to the fold when the first team arrives back from their tour of the US, for example, likely crowding out the older members of Beale’s squad.