Liverpool 3-4 Hertha Berlin: As It Happened
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21:112 months ago

Signing Off

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21:112 months ago

Full Time: LFC 3-4 Hertha Berlin

Full time here in Austria and the game finishes 4-3 to Hertha Berlin!

What a game! 

Both sides learned plenty and with more minutes under their belt, a perfect game ahead of the competitive season. 

21:062 months ago

Oxlade-Chamberlain goal!

The ex-Arsenal man hits a perfectly timed volley on the penalty spot and sees it fly in to the bottom right-hand corner of the Hertha net!

Game on!

21:052 months ago

87' - GOAL FOR LFC

Brilliant strike from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain!
21:042 months ago

86'

Been really impressed by the German outfit this evening. Very efficient with the ball and hold a really good rigid shape.
20:582 months ago

80' - GOAL FOR HERTHA

Jovetic scores again as he beats Van Dijk to the ball, shimmies well in the box and finishes in the bottom left corner.
20:562 months ago

78'

Van Dijk's presence in the box is massive for the Reds here and for future games. Uses his body so well in the box and always looks a threat when attacking set-pieces. 

So good to see him back!

20:542 months ago

76' - CORNER FOR LFC

Gordon forces a corner for the Reds.

Chance for VVD!

20:492 months ago

What a sight!

20:472 months ago

Van Dijk & Gomez are BACK!

The two man mountains are back playing for the Reds!

Been to hell and back but now they're fit and ready to resume their brilliant careers!

20:442 months ago

66' - GOAL FOR HERTHA

Totally against the run of play yet again but Hertha go in front for a third time tonight!

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!

20:412 months ago

63' - CHANCE FOR LFC

Curtis Jones & Andy Robertson link up well down the left and the Scots ball travels low in to the box but Kaide Gordon could only hit his effort over the Hertha bar. 

Good interplay for the Reds here.  

20:392 months ago

Rests for LFC stars

Trent, Mane, Keita, Salah and Milner all make way for the fresh legs!
20:382 months ago

More LFC changes!

Diogo Jota, Tyler Morton, Neco Williams, Kaide Gordon and Leighton Clarkson all on the pitch!
20:372 months ago

59'

Wayward shot from Naby Keita was the best worked chance of the last few minutes but it flew high and wide...
20:332 months ago

55' - BRILLIANT SAVE

Mane heads goalwards from a Trent corner but the Hertha keeper was on hand to deny the Senegalese forward. 
20:262 months ago

49' - CHANCE FOR LFC

LFC play quick intricate football around the Hertha penalty area and the move ends with Oxlade-Chamberlain heading over the bar. 

Good start from LFC!

20:252 months ago

47' - ANOTHER CHANCE FOR LFC

A long ball finds Sadio Mane down the left but despite his best attempt of stretching for the ball, the Hertha keeper is able to recover possession. 
20:242 months ago

46' - CHANCE

Oxlade-Chamberlain drives through the middle but hits a tame effort into the grateful arms of Alexander Schwolow
20:222 months ago

45' - BACK UNDER WAY

Hertha kick us back underway here in Austria for the second half!
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Players back on the pitch!

Only the 6 changes for LFC this half.

Adrian, Robertson, Jones, Rhys Williams, Phillips and Oxlade-Chamberlain will come on for Kelleher, Tsimikas, Elliott, Konate, Matip and Minamino.

20:092 months ago

HALF TIME

The first half comes to a halt and the score reads 2-2!

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.

20:042 months ago

MINAMINO GOAL

Salah found himself in the Hertha box and a brilliant back heel pass commits the defenders and leaves Minamino with a simple tap in to level proceedings.
20:022 months ago

42' - GOAL FOR LFC

WHAT A BRILLIANT TEAM GOAL!

FINISHED BY TAKUMI MINAMINO!

20:022 months ago

41 - Reds attack

Liverpool starting to get going again here after the two quick fire Hertha goals. 

Mane sold Salah short on the counter, an attack which looked destined for a LFC goal. 

19:572 months ago

MANE GOAL

A poor throw from the keeper turns possession over to Kostas Tsimikas who was able to cut the ball back un-bothered for Mane to convert from close range.
19:562 months ago

37' - GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL

Mane scores for Liverpool!
19:552 months ago

35' - What a weird game this is!

LFC have looked the better side in possession here but two attacks and two goals for Hertha has left the Reds in trouble here. 
19:522 months ago

31' - WHAT A GOAL FROM SUAT SERDAR

Hertha 2-0! A low drilled cross is controlled well and the German midfielder smashes his shot across goal and sees it nestle into the top left hand corner!

What a strike!

19:462 months ago

26'

Sadio Mane gets on to the end of a long over the top ball from Joel Matip but the linesman puts his flag up early. Tight call!
19:412 months ago

20' - GOAL FOR HERTHA

A dangerous ball into the ball was converted by Santiago Ascacibar to give the German side the lead. Not the best defending from the Liverpool back line. 
19:402 months ago

19'

Free kick for Hertha
19:362 months ago

16' - CHANCE

Salah knocks a brilliant ball in the box and Mane fails to convert his header yards from goal! Big chance!
19:362 months ago

14' - CHANCE FOR LFC

Salah gets the ball down the Hertha right and gets it on that dangerous left foot of his but his effort was tame for his standard and saved easily by Alexander Schwolow
19:312 months ago

11'

Harvey Elliot strikes from range in the aftermath of the corner but his effort sails over the Hertha goal. 
19:302 months ago

10'

Salah looks sharp tonight and brilliant link up play with Trent Alexander-Arnold results in a LFC corner
19:252 months ago

4'

James Milner playing the holding role tonight as he lets Naby Keita and Harvey Elliot shine in the offensive midfield postions. 

Takumi Minamino looks as though he starts in the false nine position tonight. 

19:222 months ago

2'

All Liverpool so far as the Reds start to knock the ball around the park. A lot of play down the right so far.
19:202 months ago

KICK OFF!

Liverpool kick us off in Austria!
19:202 months ago

YNWA sung aloud!

11,000 in at the Tivoli Stadion tonight and we've just had You'll Never Walk Alone blasted aloud for the stadium to hear!

Brilliant to hear fans singing that in their masses again!

19:142 months ago

Klopp on LFC's opponents tonight

Klopp said: "The opponents are a real strong side. They are playing with all they have together. It's an interesting project they have with high potential.

"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.”

19:092 months ago

Return of Robbo & Jota

After featuring for Scotland and Portugal respectively   in the Euros, Andy Robertson & Diogo Jota are back with the LFC team ahead of the new season. 

Robertson was given an extended holiday by the club after his non-stop schedule last season. 

19:042 months ago

Klopp confirms Bologna games

Speaking to LFCTV, Klopp has confirmed what we reported earlier in this LIVE that Liverpool will play against Bologna in France next week.

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. 

18:592 months ago

The plan of action

Looks like we will be seeing Gomez & VVD together at the same time!

20 minutes from time, Klopp has confirmed he will give the two centre-backs their first minutes of pre-season.

18:542 months ago

Virgil van Dijk content!

It's been too long! Finally we see the big man back in action in Liverpool Red!
18:492 months ago

Pre-match build up LIVE on LFCTV for FREE

You can catch the pre-match build up LIVE from the stadium with the team at LFCTV. 

The pre-match coverage ONLY is available for FREE through the clubs twitter account. 

18:442 months ago

Hertha BSC team to face LFC

18:392 months ago

No Origi

Divock Origi won't take part in the friendly after picking up a minor knock in team training. 
18:342 months ago

LFC Team News

The LFC team to face Hertha BSC tonight: 

Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Matip, Tsimikas, Milner, Keita, Elliott, Salah, Mane, Minamino.

18:292 months ago

Our stage for tonight!

The Tivoli Stadion in all it's glory! 

It's expected to be around 24 degrees for the game, with humidity levels at 63%. Perfect for a good game of football!

18:242 months ago

Could we see Joe Gomez return tonight?

We noted that VVD is set to return to action tonight, but we could well see Joe Gomez get some minutes under his belt as well. 

As per @LFC on Twitter, the ex-Charlton man has been included in the matchday squad alongside his Dutch centre-back partner!

18:192 months ago

Liverpool vs Hertha match Prediction...

With this being the Reds' fourth game of their pre-season campaign, I thoroughly expect Klopp's men to up the intensity and come out the blocks firing. 

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?! 

18:142 months ago

Players to watch for Liverpool

Harvey Elliot has a bright future ahead of him and he is the player that is at the centre of pre-season talk amongst fans. 

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. 

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18:092 months ago

Previous Meeting between Hertha BSC & Liverpool

Back in 2017, the Reds played Hertha in their home stadium, Olympiastadion Berlin, in a pre-season friendly.

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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18:042 months ago

What time is the Hertha BSC v Liverpool match?

Kick-off is at 19:20 BST and is available to watch LIVE on LFC TV & LFC TV GO. Coverage starts at 18:30 BST. 
17:592 months ago

How to watch Hertha BSC vs Liverpool FC Live Stream on TV and Online?

The game is available to watch LIVE on LFCTV & LFC TV GO. If you want to follow it on the internet, VAVEL UK is your best option!
17:542 months ago

Previous Friendly in Evian

In 2019, during their last visit to Evian, the Reds made the one hour drive to the Stade de Genève in Geneva, Switzerland to face Olympique Lyonnais. 

Goals from Roberto Firmino, Joachim Andersen (OG) and Harry Wilson won the game for Liverpool, with the score ending 3-1. 

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17:492 months ago

Trip to Evian to come

The Reds, after the completion of their mini-camp in Innsbruck, will head to Evian, France as they continue preparations for the new campaign. 

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. 

17:442 months ago

What to expect from LFC

With the match against Hertha BSC being the Reds' fourth game of pre-season, it's around this time that Klopp's team up the intensity ahead of the new Premier League season. 

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.  

17:392 months ago

The Return of Virgil van Dijk

As we reported earlier in the week, Virgil van Dijk is expected to feature in today's friendly, his first game in over 250 days. 

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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17:342 months ago

Location for the match!

The clash between Liverpool and Hertha BSC comes to you from the home of FC Wacker Innsbruck and Swarco Raiders Tirol, the Tivoli Stadion Tirol. The stadium is located in the city of Innsbruck in Innsbruck, Austria.

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17:292 months ago

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