Full Time: LFC 3-4 Hertha Berlin
What a game!
Both sides learned plenty and with more minutes under their belt, a perfect game ahead of the competitive season.
87' - GOAL FOR LFC
80' - GOAL FOR HERTHA
So good to see him back!
76' - CORNER FOR LFC
Chance for VVD!
What a sight!
📸 | What a sight. 🤩 pic.twitter.com/9RzlCBIk6E — The Anfield Buzz (@TheAnfieldBuzz) July 29, 2021
Van Dijk & Gomez are BACK!
Been to hell and back but now they're fit and ready to resume their brilliant careers!
66' - GOAL FOR HERTHA
It was always going to happen as new signing and ex-Man City man Stevan Jovetic heads the German side in front!
Always loved a goal against Liverpool did the Montenegrin!
63' - CHANCE FOR LFC
Good interplay for the Reds here.
Rests for LFC stars
More LFC changes!
55' - BRILLIANT SAVE
49' - CHANCE FOR LFC
Good start from LFC!
47' - ANOTHER CHANCE FOR LFC
46' - CHANCE
45' - BACK UNDER WAY
Players back on the pitch!
Adrian, Robertson, Jones, Rhys Williams, Phillips and Oxlade-Chamberlain will come on for Kelleher, Tsimikas, Elliott, Konate, Matip and Minamino.
A brilliant 45 minutes of football!
Next up a new LFC lineup and then we get to see VVD and Joe Gomez for the last 20 minutes.
42' - GOAL FOR LFC
FINISHED BY TAKUMI MINAMINO!
41 - Reds attack
Mane sold Salah short on the counter, an attack which looked destined for a LFC goal.
37' - GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL
35' - What a weird game this is!
31' - WHAT A GOAL FROM SUAT SERDAR
What a strike!
20' - GOAL FOR HERTHA
16' - CHANCE
14' - CHANCE FOR LFC
Takumi Minamino looks as though he starts in the false nine position tonight.
YNWA sung aloud!
Brilliant to hear fans singing that in their masses again!
Klopp on LFC's opponents tonight
"We didn't care a lot about the games but we want to see the next step. We need to get used to the stuff again and reorganise our football again.
"We need all the things we constantly work on. We have had a super intense time together so far, really really good.
"But it's constantly football, the first time for me as well, together with players at least. Tonight is a nice break from the normal training. We have to show we are ready to fight.”
Return of Robbo & Jota
Robertson was given an extended holiday by the club after his non-stop schedule last season.
Oh Andy, Andy...🎶 pic.twitter.com/5CScdTIjOM— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 29, 2021
Klopp confirms Bologna games
It will be a repeat of the format the team used at the start of pre-season, with two 60-minute games being played out between the two sides.
Klopp also confirmed that Liverpool will play two 60-minute games against Bologna in France next week.#LFC— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) July 29, 2021
The plan of action
20 minutes from time, Klopp has confirmed he will give the two centre-backs their first minutes of pre-season.
Jurgen Klopp confirms he'll make wholesale changes at the break and aim to give Van Dijk and Gomez 20 minutes at the end.— Paul Gorst (@ptgorst) July 29, 2021
Virgil van Dijk content!
👀 @VirgilvDijk pic.twitter.com/c7uvFIfIh0— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 29, 2021
Pre-match build up LIVE on LFCTV for FREE
The pre-match coverage ONLY is available for FREE through the clubs twitter account.
Good evening, Reds! 👋— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 29, 2021
Join us 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 as we build-up to tonight’s friendly with @HerthaBSC at Tivoli Stadion: https://t.co/BoQ5um01KX
Hertha BSC team to face LFC
Here's the XI selected by @paldardai to face @LFC today 📋#BSCLFC #BSCinLeogang #HaHoHe pic.twitter.com/595nYGK1Ah — Hertha Berlin (@HerthaBSC_EN) July 29, 2021
Divock Origi's absence from the Liverpool squad tonight 'precautionary' after picking up a minor knock.#LFC— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) July 29, 2021
LFC Team News
Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Matip, Tsimikas, Milner, Keita, Elliott, Salah, Mane, Minamino.
Ready for another pre-season challenge 👊— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 29, 2021
Here’s how the Reds line-up for tonight’s meeting with @HerthaBSC:
Our stage for tonight!
It's expected to be around 24 degrees for the game, with humidity levels at 63%. Perfect for a good game of football!
📍 Tivoli Stadion— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 29, 2021
The scene is set for our fourth pre-season encounter 🙌 pic.twitter.com/ZDDmrafoyO
Could we see Joe Gomez return tonight?
As per @LFC on Twitter, the ex-Charlton man has been included in the matchday squad alongside his Dutch centre-back partner!
Here's some BIG early squad news ahead of tonight's game, Reds 😁@VirgilvDijk x @J_Gomez97 🙌— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 29, 2021
Liverpool vs Hertha match Prediction...
Hertha have been hit and miss over the last few seasons in the Bundesliga and despite strong investment, remain a bottom half of the table outfit.
Assuming Klopp fields two teams in either half, I think the first half will end 2-0 and the second 1-0, with the final score being 3-0 to Liverpool.
Clean sheet, van Dijk return and three goals! What more can you ask for as a Liverpool fan?
Maybe a new signing?!
Players to watch for Liverpool
The 18-year-old, fresh from his loan spell at Blackburn in the Championship, is expected to feature quite a lot for the Reds this season, replacing Xherdan Shaqiri in the LFC squad.
Klopp has tried out the ex-Fulham man in the middle of the park during pre-season and barring any injuries, I would imagine he will do the same today against tough opposition in Hertha BSC.
Previous Meeting between Hertha BSC & Liverpool
Klopp's side ran out 3-0 winners on the day thanks to goals from Dominic Solanke, Georginio Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah.
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Previous Friendly in Evian
Goals from Roberto Firmino, Joachim Andersen (OG) and Harry Wilson won the game for Liverpool, with the score ending 3-1.
Trip to Evian to come
Klopp is a big fan of the facilities available to the team in the French city and while in the South East of the country, it is believed Liverpool will pen in another friendly against Serie A side, Bologna F.C. 1909.
What to expect from LFC
Expect to see a lot of pressing and a lot of running from the two sides (one either half) fielded by the LFC coaching staff.
The Return of Virgil van Dijk
Speaking to LFCTV, Klopp said: “He looks really good in training and maybe we can bring [him in], but I need to have some final conversations. He looks ready and we will see.”
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