The best photos as Liverpool beat Napoli and reward supporters in Dublin

4 August 2018

Liverpool continued their winning ways at the Aviva Stadium after emerging as 5-0 victors over Napoli in their penultimate pre-season game on Saturday.


The Reds headed into the clash with the Italian outfit off the back of just one defeat from seven games throughout the summer, with Jurgen Klopp fielding his strongest starting XI to date with the league opener against West Ham looming large.

The occasion offered Alisson his chance to don the Liverbird for the first time since his switch from Roma.

DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - Saturday, August 4, 2018: Liverpool's new signing goalkeeper Alisson Becker during the preseason friendly match between SSC Napoli and Liverpool FC at Landsdowne Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

And he got off to an immaculate start after triggering Liverpool’s early attack on goal which led to James Milner powerfully slotting home within the opening four minutes.

Gini Wijnaldum doubled the lead soon after when he headed Milner’s cross into the back of the net to give the Reds a comfortable buffer to see out the opening term.

Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum (right) celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with team mates during the pre-season friendly match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. S Niall Carson/PA Wire.

DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - Saturday, August 4, 2018: Liverpool's new signing goalkeeper Alisson Becker celebrates the first goal during the preseason friendly match between SSC Napoli and Liverpool FC at Landsdowne Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - Saturday, August 4, 2018: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk during the preseason friendly match between SSC Napoli and Liverpool FC at Landsdowne Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was a first half which also included a welcome return to action for Roberto Firmino

DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - Saturday, August 4, 2018: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino and Napoli's Simone Verdi during the preseason friendly match between SSC Napoli and Liverpool FC at Landsdowne Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The second term saw another three goals go unanswered, with Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge and Aberto Moreno capping off yet another scintillating pre-season outing for the Reds.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (left) celebrates scoring his sides third goak of the match with team mates during the pre-season friendly match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. ( Niall Carson/PA Wire/PA Images)

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (left) celebrates scoring his sides third goak of the match with team mates during the pre-season friendly match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. ( Niall Carson/PA Wire/PA Images)

Liverpool were at their menacing best throughout the 90-minute affair, leaving smiles etched on faces for those in the Aviva Stadium as well as sending ominous signs for the Reds’ opposition in the weeks to come…

DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - Saturday, August 4, 2018: Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp poses for a selfie with supporters after the preseason friendly match between SSC Napoli and Liverpool FC at Landsdowne Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - Saturday, August 4, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has to be pulled away by security after spending 30 minutes signing autographs for supporter after the preseason friendly match between SSC Napoli and Liverpool FC at Landsdowne Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s next port of call comes against Torino at Anfield on Tuesday evening in their last pre-season outing before the campaign opener.

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