Liverpool 1-0 Mainz 05: As It Happened
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19:122 months ago

Signing Off

That's all from me, folks!

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19:102 months ago

FULL TIME

The late own-goal from Luca Kilian was all that seperated the two sides today. A game that was very stop start in intensity as you come to expect for these pre-season friendlies. 

A lot of positives for both sides and another good work out for Jurgen Klopp's players. 

Next up is another German opposition in Hertha Berlin next Thursday!

19:072 months ago

89' - Big Clearance!

Billy Koumetio clears from point blank range to deny Mainz a tap in. Superb defending from the Lyon born centre-half. 
19:042 months ago

86' - LIVERPOOL GOALL!

Finally we have a goal!

No man in Red put the ball in the net this time though as a wicked ball from Owen Beck was put into his own net by Luca Kilian. 

19:022 months ago

85' - No Penalty

Origi feels he's fouled in the Mainz box but the referee waves away any appeal. 

Seen them given but would be very, very soft. 

18:552 months ago

77' - BIG SAVE

Mainz work a corner perfectly, dunking the ball to the edge of the box to set up a first time volley but substitute goalkeeper, Adrian, was on hand to tip the strike over his bar.
18:532 months ago

76' - CHANCE

Mainz had a three v two but the delayed pass allowed the Reds to regroup with men behind the ball and force the corner. 
18:472 months ago

68' - Drinks Break

The 27 degree heat means a drinks break is in order.

The heat and the wholesale changes has meant the intensity has dropped off quite a bit in the second half. 

Here's to hoping the fluids the players take on gives them that extra bit of energy to put on a show in the final 20 minutes.

18:422 months ago

65' - OFFSIDE

A long ball over the top saw Origi through on goal but the linesman judged the Belgium attacker to be just offside. 
18:362 months ago

58' - CHANCE

Origi shows terrific pace down the left but his final ball let him down as it trickled away from a free Curtis Jones and in to the path of a thankful Dominik Kohr.
18:312 months ago

53'

Just a case of the 11 new players on the pitch finding their feet in the opening stages. 

16-year-old Kaide Gordon looking the most exciting of the substitutes, thus far. 

18:262 months ago

Back under way!

Just the Reds who have heavily rotated and ready for 45 minutes of action in front of the 3,000 strong Austrian crowd. 
18:092 months ago

Halftime changes

The LFC XI to face Mainz in the second half: Adrian, N. Williams, Phillips, Koumetio, Beck, Clarkson, Gordon, Morton, Jones, Minamino, Origi
18:062 months ago

45' - Half Time

0-0 at the break.

Liverpool look the better of the two sides but Mainz showing fight and organisation at the back to cope with the Reds' overlapping runs. 

18:042 months ago

44' - Naby Keita Show!

Keita has been brilliant this half and is showing fans exactly what he can bring to the table when he is fully fit. 

Quick feet in the middle and mazing attacking runs have been a constant today. 

18:002 months ago

39' - CHANCE

Keita plays through Oxlade-Chamberlain on the left but a drop of the shoulder shot from the Englishmen was stopped well by the Mainz shot stopper and forced out for a corner. 
17:562 months ago

37'

Not one of Trent's best...

Fires high and wide over Robin Zentner's net.

17:552 months ago

36' - Free Kick for Liverpool

Mane wins a free kick just outside the box.

Perfect chance for an Alexander-Arnold screamer!

17:542 months ago

Egyptian King in action

17:522 months ago

32' - CHANCE!

Salah cuts the ball back to Sadio Mane 8 yards from goal but the flucky deflected shot crept just wide of the Mainz post. 
17:472 months ago

27'

The German outfit launch a long-throw in to the box which was met by a Mainz head but again Kelleher was on hand to deny the headed effort. 
17:442 months ago

Drinks break

Quarter of the way through the game and we've stopped for a quick drinks break.

Might grab some water myself!

17:412 months ago

21'

Mainz work the ball well down the right again and 

Daniel Brosinski shoots from range but Caoimhin Kelleher catches the tame effort with ease. 

17:382 months ago

Shaq not watching...

Aside from today's action it seems Xherdan Shaqiri is enjoying his holiday's and not tuning into LFCTV for the match. 

Who knows, maybe he's getting live updates from VAVEL.com!

17:362 months ago

16'

Dangerous looking ball from Brosinski on the Mainz right but Konate was there in the middle to clear for a corner. 
17:342 months ago

Offside!

Mainz through on goal but the linesman raises his flag early for a clear offside 
17:302 months ago

Mane looking sharp

Mane has looked on form so far in the opening stages as he showcases his excellent pace running in-behind the Mainz defence. 
17:282 months ago

'8

Chance for Mainz as a lofted cross was controlled nicely by Paul Nebel but his shot hit James Milner in the opposition box and the midfielder was able to clear with ease. 
17:262 months ago

4'

Ibrahima Konaté showing his age a little as Mainz break down the right and instead of sitting deep, the Frenchman commited and found himself in no-mans land. Luckily nothing of note from the attack. 
17:222 months ago

2'

Liverpool have had all the ball in the opening stages of the game, predominantly down the right with Mohamed Salah and Harvey Elliot. 
17:202 months ago

KICK OFF

We're underway here in Austria!
17:152 months ago

Joel Matip talking to LFCTV prior to kick-off

17:012 months ago

Sadio Mane ready to go

The Senegalese international has been speaking to LFCTV this week and was brutally honest about his form last season. 

 

“It was not my best season which I know. Like I always said, it can happen in football but I think it won’t be the same [next] season.

For sure, I am more ready, mentally, physically, everything, so I think it will be for myself an exciting season.” 

16:572 months ago

Harvey Elliot hype!

There seems to be a want from the manager to see how Harvey Elliot shapes up in the midfield three and some LFC fans have noted it may be down to his lack of pace on the wing. 
16:462 months ago

Klopp on Jota & Robertson

Klopp spoke to LFCTV prior to kick-off

"Jota, just in case. He is here [for] one day. If we have to do something, a couple of minutes, he could probably play. Robbo did his lactate test today, from tomorrow on he can be a proper part of our training sessions."

16:392 months ago

Klopp Hug!

The charismatic German managed Mainz for 7 seasons between the year 2001-08 and clearly, despite being away for such a long time, still has many friends at the club. 
16:322 months ago

LFC Midfield

Looks as though Jurgen Klopp has gone with Harvey Elliot as part of the midfield three today.

Oxlade-Chamberlain given another opportunity to gain match experience in the false nine role. 

16:292 months ago

Ben Davies abscent

16:282 months ago

Confirmed Team News

Liverpool XI: Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Matip, Tsimikas, Milner, Keita, Elliott, Mane, Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain.

 

Subs: Adrian, Karius, H. Davies, Jones, Minamino, Jota, Origi, Phillips, Gordon, Beck, Cain, Clarkson, N. Williams, Morton, Bradley, Koumetio.

09:462 months ago

What's To Come

That's all for now but we will be back shortly before kick off with more pre-match build up, analysis and team news!
09:412 months ago

Previous Friendly vs. Mainz

Liverpool last played Mainz in a 2016 friendly which saw Klopp's men lose 4-0 to the German side. 

 

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Divock Origi and Joel Matip all started the game and all three are expected to start for the Reds today.  

09:362 months ago

How to Watch!

To watch every kick, the game is available exclusively to LFCTV and LFCTV GO in the UK.

For LIVE match updates online, you can watch it with us at VAVEL.com 

 

09:312 months ago

Mainz Team News

Mainz have a 29-man squad at their disposal and will probably, much like their opponents, opt to field two different teams in either half.

 

Predicted team: Finn Dahmen; Jeremiah St. Juste, Stefan Bell, Moussa Niakhate; Dominik Kohr; Kevin Stoger, Leandro Barreiro, Jean-Paul Boetius, Daniel Brosinski; Karim Onisiwo, Adam Szalai

09:262 months ago

LFC Team News

As with most pre-season outings for the Reds, expect Klopp to make numerous changes at the interval. 

Virgil van Dijk & Joe Gomez are not expcted to be risked for the game. 

 

LFC are thought to line up in their usual 4-3-3 formation. 

 

Predicted team: Adrian; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Rhys Williams, Konstantinos Tsimikas; James Milner, Naby Keita, Harvey Elliott; Sadio Mane, Divock Origi, Takumi Minamino

09:212 months ago

UK Friendlies

Liverpool face Athletic Bilbao and Osasuna a week after returning to their base in Kirkby. The two Spanish opponents will face the Reds in front of an expected sell-out. 

 

75% of the stadium will be open, meaning a crowd of 40,000 will fill the Anfield seats for the first time in over 500 days.  

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09:162 months ago

Post-Mainz

After today's game against Jurgen Klopp's old team, the Reds will face another German opponent in the form of Hertha Berlin. The game, due to be played in the Tivoli Stadion Tirol, will be the last of the four pre-season games in Austria.
09:112 months ago

First 90 minute game

Despite being the Reds' third game of pre-season, it will be the first 90 minute clash of the season. 

The first two games, both played on Tuesday, saw Klopp's team test themselves in the Austrian heat for an intense 30-minute outing. 

09:062 months ago

Location for today's match!

Today's clash between Liverpool and Mainz 05 comes to you from the home of SV Grödig and FC Liefering, the Untersberg-Arena. The stadium is located in the city of Innsbruck in Grödig, Austria and is around half an hour from LFC's training base in Salzburg. 

 

Untersberg-Arena-SV-Grodig
 

(Photo Courtesy of Simon Clark - Untersberg Arena, SV Grodig)

 

09:012 months ago

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