Highlights and goals: Liverpool 2-0 & 1-0 Bologna
Goals from Jota & Mane
Game 2: LFC 1-0 Bologna
Goal from Minamino
FULL TIME: LFC 1-0 BOLOGNA
Few standouts being Kaide Gordon, Takumi Minamino & Kostas Tsimikas.
54' - ORIGI CHANCE
47' - ORIGI MISSES!
Connects well put cannons off the post.
46' - PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL!
Stupid defending from the Chilean.
44' - OFF THE LINE!
40' - SUBSTITUTE
Good showing from the England man. Nothing too fancy but did not put a foot wrong and that's all that matters in pre-season!
35' - CHANCE
Superb hit from the Greek international.
Second half to follow shortly...
Think Minamino has been the brightest spark in Game 2 so far.
Looks really sharp and agile.
Could this be Tsimikas' breakthrough season for LFC?
Could well be a Robertson like situation where it takes him a while to adapt to the system.
Looks very strong so far in the friendly matches.
16' - GOAL FOR LFC
Liverpool with all of possession so far.
Underway again in Evian
Bologna XI for Game 2
Here's how we're lining up for #LiverpoolBologna, pt 2 📋
Pagliuca#WeAreOne pic.twitter.com/rvjazP7axj — Bologna FC 1909 (@BolognaFC1909en) August 5, 2021
Non-Match Related News
LFC will also be changing its "96" shirt emblem to "97".
The name of the 97th victim of the Hillsborough disaster will be added to the memorial at Anfield.— BBC North West (@BBCNWT) August 5, 2021
Seriously injured Andrew Devine died last week. His brain was starved of oxygen in the tragedy 32 years ago.
Liverpool FC will also be changing its "96" shirt emblem to "97". pic.twitter.com/jTyp1sHHIY
James Milner talking to LFC TV post-Bologna win
"It was pleasing to get the goals. We can still improve our ratio of converting chances to goals."
More Snaps of Game 1
⚽️🔴 pic.twitter.com/81weNWmxXA — - (@snappedlfc) August 5, 2021
An opportunity to put himself in the shop window!
LFC Team News for Game 2
First starts of pre-season for Alisson, Fabinho and Firmino!
Gomez gets chance to record more minutes under his belt!
Starts for @J_Gomez97 and three Brazilian Reds in our second meeting with Bologna 🔴#LFCPreSeason— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 5, 2021
Game 2 coming up soon!
Team News coming soon!
FULL TIME: LFC 2-0 BOLOGNA
Brilliant pressing in the first half and total control from Klopp's men!
More of the same in the second half, please!
59' - BALL IN THE NET
Tight call but one that looked spot on from the officials.
57' - CHANCE FOR BOLOGNA
First real chance for the Italians.
52' - Relentless Liverpool!
Superb fitness levels displayed by the Reds so far
45' - OFF THE BAR
42' - Van Dijk subbed off!
Rhys Williams comes on for the ex-Saints man.
More snaps of the players in action!
#LFC #LFCpreSeason pic.twitter.com/p9DanmmYkL — LFC Photo (@LFCphoto) August 5, 2021
35' - Harvey Elliot watch!
Worked alright for the GOATs of the game *cough - Messi* but perfect chance in pre-season to test out his right against professional top flight opposition.
32' - CHANCE FOR LFC
Salah had a half-chance to convert from a tight angle but his effort was not one of his best strikes!
Virgil van Dijk still on the pitch!
Not much to do in the first half so maybe more down to that than impressive fitness levels!
HT: LFC 2-0 BOLOGNA
Good start from the Reds and an equally terrible one from the Italians.
Expecting a mini-break and play to resume shortly
On the scoresheet again! 🇸🇳⚽️ pic.twitter.com/bqJo3Mk8W4 — - (@snappedlfc) August 5, 2021
30' - CHANCE
25' -LFC 2-0 BOLOGNA
Poor start from his side who clearly are not in the same stratosphere as the Reds ability wise.
Application is everything from lesser ability sides and I'm not fully convinced their focus is 100%.
Harsh but true...
19' - LFC 2-0 BOLOGNA
Smart in the positions he takes up in the middle of the park and constantly wanting to pick the ball up and drive at the opposition defence.
The Premier League will be a far greater spectacle if we can get a fully fit, fully firing Naby Keita, that's for sure!
17' - CHANCE FOR LFC
15' - Terrible Bologna or Brilliant LFC?
Today folks, that is not really one of those cases.
Yes, Liverpool have been strong in the press but the Italians seem to crumble any time a player in Red comes within 2 meters of them.
You don't need to social distance on a football pitch, lads!
GOAL FOR LFC
10' - Suicidal passes from the Italians
Far too easy so far.
Klopp will be wanting his side to punish the Italians' poor start here.
GOAL FOR LFC
LIVERPOOL 0-0 BOLOGNA
Biggest talking point so far is not the return of Jota or van Dijk, it's the choice of kit today!
Some are not a fan, it seems!
Liverpool have gone full Man United with this absolutely bizarre kit combo. And the white socks match the opposition's. Weird.— Matt Ladson (@mattladson) August 5, 2021
Players in the Tunnel
Caoimhin Kelleher talking to LFC TV ahead of today's game!
Caoimhin Kelleher: "The standard in training is definitely going up. We are nearly back to full fitness. The levels are definitely improving, getting back into full swing The quality has gone up even more - there's a lot of competition for places.
"As we get closer to the start of the Premier League, we're working more on tactical stuff - players getting into their rhythm."
Such an important player for the Reds and his inclusion will surely increase the level of the players around him.
1️⃣0️⃣ minutes go until our first kick-off 💪— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 5, 2021
Let's go, Reds! 🔴 #LFCPreSeason pic.twitter.com/oOMmPa3OUF
30 mins to Kick-Off
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Klopp talking to LFC TV GO
"I want to see rhythm in the games as well. In training it looks great but now we want to see it on the pitch. The second game the team is very good as well, so lets see how the boys deal with it. We should be okay today.
"You have to get the rhythm back. We have to win balls back and maintain our intensity. Bologna is a good side, experienced side - very smart people. It will be interesting."
No Alisson in LFC First XI
He’s a ‘keeper… 🤩@Alissonbecker has signed a new long-term contract with the Reds 😁🙌— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 4, 2021
LFCTV Match Build Up
⭐ 𝐖𝐄'𝐑𝐄 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 ⭐
Join us as we preview our two pre-season friendlies with Bologna today! #LFCPreSeason
https://t.co/lAdVtKJ9aW — Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 5, 2021
Bologna Team News!
Sansone will be the bright spark for the Italians today so one to keep an eye on...
Bonjour from Évian-les-Bains! 👋🇫🇷— Bologna FC 1909 (@BolognaFC1909en) August 5, 2021
Our line-up for today's friendly against Liverpool 📋
LFC Team News!
🔴 𝐓𝐄𝐀𝐌 𝐍𝐄𝐖𝐒 🔴— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 5, 2021
Here's how the Reds line-up for the first of our two 60-minute friendlies against Bologna today! 💪 #LFCPreSeason
Preparing for tomorrow's friendly with @LFC 👊🔴🔵#WeAreOne #ForzaBFC pic.twitter.com/lHGpT0lrDR — Bologna FC 1909 (@BolognaFC1909en) August 4, 2021
Where to watch Liverpool vs. Bologna Live Stream in the UK?
Always a first time for everything, I suppose!
Two 60 minute games!
The idea behind it is that it allows every player to feature and play a game at totally high pressing intensity.
Bologna predicted XI for Game 1
LFC predicted XI for Game 1
LFC team news
Klopp confimed to in-house station LFCTV that Thiago Alcântara will sit out of the game after joining the camp with a little knock.
He said: "Thiago came here with a slight issue. He has three weeks off and the slight issue is still [there], which he was feeling."
Van Dijk & Joe Gomez are available for selection again after making their LFC comeback against Hertha last week.
Bologna's last outing
All three of Die Schwarzgelben's goals came in the first half, courtsey of strikes from Giovanni Reyna, Lennard Maloney & Steffen Tigges.
Highlights of LFC 3-4 Hertha Berlin
Liverpool's last outing
Of the matches contested so far this summer, that was clearly the most intense and was a good test of the players' fitness in the Austrian sun.
Location for today's match!
The stadium has a capacity of 5,000, although the two games (60 minute matches) will be played behind closed-doors.
Upcoming matchdays! 🔜⚽— Bologna FC 1909 (@BolognaFC1909en) July 31, 2021
📍 Camille Fournier Stadium, France#WeAreOne pic.twitter.com/NAlJNTTmGO
I'm Adam Doyle, VAVEL UK's LFC Editor, and I'm going to be running our live coverage of today's games vs. Italian side, Bologna.
It should be a great contest as both sides continue their preparation for the new season.
In our LIVE, we will provide you with pre-game analysis, score updates, and news as it happens.