The countdown to the 2023/24 season is firmly underway with Liverpool’s first pre-season friendly in the bank. New faces, new positions and a valuable session for Jurgen Klopp‘s men.
It is a significant development that was played out as his team-mates, though that is now a temporary term, faced Karlsruher.
A word on this kit, it’s a beauty!
Liverpool’s new No. 8 looked the part, we’re excited to see what he will offer this season!
With defensive midfielders in short supply, Trent Alexander-Arnold took on the role in the first 45 – more signings soon, please.
Eleven changes at the break saw the introduction of Alexis Mac Allister, meaning the No. 10 shirt is back on the pitch for the Reds after a year without an owner.
Diogo Jota‘s quick-fire double secured a late 4-2 victory for Klopp’s side, though the result was never the focus with this a valuable training session for the squad, just 11 days after pre-season started.
Of the 23 players involved, eight were players from the academy and they will have cherished every minute on the pitch.
And ladies and gentleman, the first trophy of the season was presented on the down low, look at the size of it! Pre-season is something else.
A positive start but there is plenty of work to be done, especially in the transfer market. The days and weeks ahead are going to be both busy and interesting!