Mo Salah grabbed his first goal for Liverpool as the Reds continued their pre-season preparations with a draw at Wigan on Friday night.
Wigan Athletic 1-1 Liverpool
Pre-Season Friendly, DW Stadium
July 14, 2017
Salah 45′ (assist – Firmino)
A second game in three days continued Liverpool’s pre-season preparations as they made the short trip to the DW Stadium to face League One side Wigan.
There were some nice signs of the trio combining well together, and just before half-time, we saw Salah net his first goal for the club, having been set up by Firmino after Coutinho had won the ball back.
Salah’s goal cancelled out Wigan’s opener, which was dispatched past Simon Mignolet by Alex Gilbey after Liverpool failed to clear a deep free-kick into the area.
- Klopp names two XIs for each 45 minutes
- Mo Salah nets first goal in Liverpool shirt
- No Lucas as he nears a £5m move to Lazio
- No Sheyi Ojo or Ryan Kent in squad
Torrential rain did little to help the entertainment factor during the second 45, with the pitch cutting up too to slow play down.
The best chance of the second 45 fell to Sturridge after being played in by Jordan Henderson, but his curled effort from the right took a bobble as he hit it and flew wide.
First Half XI: Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Klavan, Flanagan; Henderson, Woodburn, Lallana; Salah, Coutinho, Firmino
Second Half XI: Karius; Gomez, Stewart, Lovren, Milner; Wijnaldum, Grujic, Chirivella; Solanke, Sturridge, Origi
Next match: Crystal Palace (Hong Kong) – Asia Trophy – Weds July 19, 1.30pm (UK)