The best of the photos as Liverpool breeze past Hertha Berlin with 3-0 victory

29 July 2017

Liverpool were in excellent form once again as Jurgen Klopp‘s side sealed a 3-0 pre-season victory away to Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin on Saturday.


The Reds arrived in Germany having already defeated Tranmere Rovers, Crystal Palace and Leicester City, and drawn with Wigan Athletic, in a productive start to the summer.

With Klopp overseeing intense training in Rottach-Egern, the 400-mile trip to Berlin allowed his side to put their ideas into practice again.

And with goals from Dominic Solanke, Georginio Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah at the Olympiastadion, they ensured an effective dismantling of Hertha.

BERLIN, GERMANY - Saturday, July 29, 2017: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia during a preseason friendly match celebrating 125 years of football for Liverpool and Hertha BSC Berlin at the Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Amid speculation over his future, Philippe Coutinho was named captain, with James Milner injured and Jordan Henderson left on the substitutes’ bench.

BERLIN, GERMANY - Saturday, July 29, 2017: Liverpool's Emre Can during a preseason friendly match celebrating 125 years of football for Liverpool and Hertha BSC Berlin at the Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Emre Can took Henderson’s place at the base of Liverpool’s midfield and shone, especially with one bursting, 50-yard run from the middle of the park.

BERLIN, GERMANY - Saturday, July 29, 2017: Liverpool's Dominic Solanke celebrates scoring the first goal during a preseason friendly match celebrating 125 years of football for Liverpool and Hertha BSC Berlin at the Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Solanke’s industry and attacking zest up front was particularly impressive in the first half, with the 19-year-old scoring his second goal of pre-season with a deft header.

BERLIN, GERMANY - Saturday, July 29, 2017: Liverpool's Dominic Solanke celebrates scoring the first goal during a preseason friendly match celebrating 125 years of football for Liverpool and Hertha BSC Berlin at the Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

His interplay with the returning Sadio Mane was invaluable, with the winger not looking to have been affected by his lengthy layoff following knee surgery in April.

It was Solanke and Mane who combined to provide Wijnaldum with his first away goal for the Reds, tucking the ball home with a crafty finish from outside the area.

BERLIN, GERMANY - Saturday, July 29, 2017: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the third goal during a preseason friendly match celebrating 125 years of football for Liverpool and Hertha BSC Berlin at the Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Salah’s clincher will hopefully become a common occurrence for the Reds in 2017/18, with the Egyptian racing onto Coutinho’s lofted pass to dink it over Rune Jarstein.

BERLIN, GERMANY - Saturday, July 29, 2017: Liverpool's Andy Robertson during a preseason friendly match celebrating 125 years of football for Liverpool and Hertha BSC Berlin at the Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Andrew Robertson was introduced alongside Salah at half-time, with the left-back impressing on his first outing for the Reds.

BERLIN, GERMANY - Saturday, July 29, 2017: Liverpool's Oviemuno Ovie Ejaria during a preseason friendly match celebrating 125 years of football for Liverpool and Hertha BSC Berlin at the Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Young midfielder Ovie Ejaria also made an appearance as a second-half substitute, having missed the first four games of pre-season as he worked his way back to fitness.

BERLIN, GERMANY - Saturday, July 29, 2017: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp before a preseason friendly match celebrating 125 years of football for Liverpool and Hertha BSC Berlin at the Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After a resounding victory for his side—their third in a row—Klopp was certainly pleased with their output in his homeland.

Next up is a trip to the Allianz Arena on August 1, where Liverpool will take on Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in their first of two games in the Audi Cup.

On Saturday’s performance, the Reds look to be in great shape as they prepare to take on the German giants.

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