Photos: Liverpool seal 4-0 win over Barcelona at Wembley Stadium

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Jurgen Klopp saw his Liverpool side record a comprehensive win over La Liga giants Barcelona in their penultimate pre-season clash.

By far the Reds’ most high-profile outing of the summer, Saturday’s International Champions Cup clash with the La Liga giants saw Wembley Stadium packed to the rafters with red shirts.

Responding in turn, Klopp named a near full-strength side, including summer signings Ragnar Klavan, Georginio Wijnaldum and Sadio Mane.

Luis Enrique’s Barcelona side was also a star-studded one, including Lionel Messi and former Reds duo Javier Mascherano and Luis Suarez.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 6, 2016: Barcelona's Luis Suarez lines-up against Liverpool before the International Champions Cup match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Dominating from the first whistle, Liverpool’s fluid attacking line was supported by hardworking midfield of Wijnaldum, Adam Lallana and Emre Can.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 6, 2016: Liverpool's Sadio Mane scores the first goal against FC Barcelona during the International Champions Cup match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was Mane who got the Reds off to the perfect start on 16 minutes, slotting the ball past Marc-Andre ter Stegen after great work from Lallana and Roberto Firmino.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 6, 2016: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the first goal against FC Barcelona during the International Champions Cup match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

This marked Mane’s first goal in a Liverpool shirt, with Klopp hoping for many more from his new £30 million man.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 6, 2016: Barcelona's Luis Suárez in action against Liverpool during the International Champions Cup match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Suarez and Messi began the impose themselves on proceedings as the half wore on, with the Uruguayan in particular proving a threat to Simon Mignolet‘s goal.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 6, 2016: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in action against Barcelona during the International Champions Cup match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

But the Belgian, who has been handed a great opportunity to impress following injury to Loris Karius, was in impressive form, with a late save to deny Suarez from point-blank range.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 6, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during the International Champions Cup match against FC Barcelona at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp made a number of changes at half-time, following James Milner‘s withdrawal four minutes before the break, with the German bringing on Kevin Stewart, Jordan Henderson and Divock Origi.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 6, 2016: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson scores the second goal against Barcelona during the International Champions Cup match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Origi, Mane and Henderson worked well to notch Liverpool’s second goal of the afternoon, with Mascherano sending the ball past Claudio Bravo when under pressure from the Reds captain.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 6, 2016: Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring the third goal against Barcelona during the International Champions Cup match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Origi made it 3-0 shortly after, sending a composed finish into the back of the net after an excellent through from Kevin Stewart.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 6, 2016: Liverpool's Marko Grujic celebrates scoring the fourth goal against Barcelona during the International Champions Cup match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

And with the game dying out in the closing stages, two more substitutes, Lazar Markovic and Marko Grujic combined for a sensational fourth, with the latter looping a header into the top corner on the stretch.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 6, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp shakes hands with Barcelona's head coach Luis Enrique after the 4-0 victory during the International Champions Cup match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 6, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp and captain Jordan Henderson after the 4-0 victory over FC Barcelona during the International Champions Cup match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 6, 2016: Wembley's second largest attendance since the re-build, a crowd of 89,845 watch Liverpool defeat Barcelona 4-0, during the International Champions Cup match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

In front of the second-largest Wembley crowd in history, Liverpool sealed an excellent victory, and can now head to Mainz for Sunday’s final pre-season friendly buoyed by their performance.

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