With Liverpool kicking off their pre-season yesterday with a 7-0 win over 6th tier Chester I thought I would post a pre-season thread, though at some stage when we come up against more serious opposition someone (Warrior?) may wish to start a blog around a particular game. The first half team had a bit of a struggle to find any rhythm. Harry Wilson's two goals were well taken and his movement was good. Curtis Jones was impressive and payed a lovely pass for Wilson's second. Fabinho hit the post but was a bit hit and miss. Clyne and Gomez looked to be back to full fitness which was good news.
The second half team played a lot better though Chester were tiring by then and used several second string substitutes. Sturridge looked sharp but there again he often starts pre-season like that before picking up another injury. I was impressed by Naby Keita who looks a player who will fit well into Klopp's systems.
These games are little more than glorified training sessions for the experienced players but for the youngsters and the new players they are a chance to catch the manager's eye. I think Wilson. Jones and Keita will have impressed him.