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“Scary good”, “This team is something else” – Fans react to Liverpool’s friendly thrashing of Napoli

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Liverpool secured a comfortable 5-0 victory over Napoli in Dublin on Saturday, with Alisson’s highly anticipated first appearance in goal the talk of the town.

Liverpool 5-0 Napoli

Pre-Season Friendly (8), Aviva Stadium
August 4, 2018

Goals: Milner 4′, Wijnaldum 9′, Salah 59′, Sturridge 73′, Moreno 77′

Jurgen Klopp‘s charges put Napoli to the sword in front of a packed-out Aviva Stadium in their penultimate pre-season match in what was a fine attacking display from the men in red.

Napoli had yet to even acclimatise before James Milner handed Liverpool the lead in the early stages of the opening term, with Gini Wijnaldum adding a second in quick fashion after heading home from close range.

The Reds emerged from the break with renewed vigour as a further three unanswered goals hit the back of the net, with Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno all etching their name on the scoresheet.

It proved a comfortable and rewarding afternoon for Liverpool as Alisson was offered his first taste of action, while Trent Alexander-Arnold made his return from the substitutes’ bench.

Here is how Liverpool supporters reacted to the victory on Twitter, Facebook and our forums.


While Alisson was a little shaky on his debut, his distribution had many salivating…

“What a fricken ball by Alisson to Salah. Alisson is going to create points for us, let alone save points.”

nobluff on the forums.


James Milner continued to impress supporters with his tireless displays…

“Shame about Milner. Hope he is ready for the first prem game. He has been brilliant in pre season.”

geebo on the forums.


The performance was met with pure delight as last season’s Serie A runners up were put to the sword…

“If this is any sort of sign of what’s to come, I can’t wait till next Sunday…”

Red_Jedi on the forums.

“What a wonderful debut for Alisson. Liverpool really showing their class against Napoli. 5-0. Really a great all around showing from our lads.

We certainly look to have the quality to challenge for the title this year! :-)”

vjcpatriot on the forums.

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