GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Wednesday, July 31, 2019: Liverpool's Naby Keita during a pre-season friendly match between Liverpool FC and Olympique Lyonnais at Stade de Genève. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Sharper & more cohesive,” “Loads of plus points” – Liverpool fans discuss final friendly vs. Lyon

Liverpool ended their pre-season with a much-improved performance as the Reds beat Lyon 3-1 and provided plenty of positives for supporters.

Liverpool 3-1 Lyon

Pre-season Friendly (7), Stade de Geneve
July 31 2019

Goals: Firmino 17′, Anderson OG 22′, Wilson 53′; Depay pen 4′

The Reds travelled to Geneva from their training camp base in Evian for their final pre-season friendly ahead of their Community Shield meeting against Man City on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp‘s side were handed a major boost to their ranks as Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Alisson all made an immediate return to the starting XI following the conclusion of their respective post-season breaks earlier in the week.

But it wasn’t the ideal start for the Brazilian stopper after a fumble and subsequent foul led Memphis Depay to convert from the spot, but his national compatriot evened the ledger soon after with a brilliant left-foot finish.

A Lyon own goal followed after Ki-Jana Hoever steered the ball into the danger area to give the Reds the lead at the interval before Harry Wilson put the finishing touches on proceedings with a thunderous finish from 25-yards out.

Here’s how supporters reacted to the result and the Reds’ improved performance on Facebook, Twitter and on the This Is Anfield forums.


There was a mix of humour & delight pertaining to the Brazilian duo’s respective outings…

”Give the ball to Bobby and he’ll scoooreeeee!”

Incognito on the forums.


Keita headlined the impressive performances from Liverpool’s latest returnees…


While the Reds’ young full-back options were also lauded by fans…

“Ki Jana looking good has similar vision and passing to Trent.”

sportbilly1966 on the forums.

“I’d say we have no worries about a backup RB from the way Hoever’s been playing.

CymruRed on the forums.


Overall, there were a number of positives as Liverpool returned to winning ways and focus shifted to City…

“That must have helped to lift the mood. We have some fantastic young players and the return of the senior lads was massive. Only Sadio left now.”

T.C.B on the forums.

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