Highlights and goals: Liverpool 2-0 & 1-0 Bologna in pre-season friendly
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22:47a month ago

Highlights and goals: Liverpool 2-0 & 1-0 Bologna

18:14a month ago

FINAL SCORES

Game 1: LFC 2-0 Bologna

Goals from Jota & Mane

Game 2: LFC 1-0 Bologna

Goal from Minamino

18:09a month ago

FULL TIME: LFC 1-0 BOLOGNA

Minamino goal all that separates the two sides in Game 2.

If there was an in-house competition between Team 1 and Team 2 then it was definitely the former that impressed the most today.

Two games. Two wins.

Next up, Bilbao in front of 40,000 at Anfield!

18:05a month ago

59'

Not been the best game of football but nevertheless a good run out ahead of the season. 

Few standouts being Kaide Gordon, Takumi Minamino & Kostas Tsimikas.

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17:59a month ago

54' - ORIGI CHANCE

Ball whiped in the box and Origi adjusts his body for an awkward volley that goes just wide. 
17:51a month ago

47' - ORIGI MISSES!

Poor penalty from the Belgium international.

Connects well put cannons off the post.

17:51a month ago

46' - PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL!

Gary Medel wipes Ben Woodburn out on the right side of the box and the ref gives the clearest penalty you may ever see.

Stupid defending from the Chilean.

17:49a month ago

44' - OFF THE LINE!

Origi heads goalwards from a lofted Oxlade-Chamberlain free-kick and sees his effort cleared off the line!

Superb defending!

17:49a month ago

40' - SUBSTITUTE

Gomez makes his way off the field after 40 minutes of action. 

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!

17:41a month ago

35' - CHANCE

Kostas Tsimikas strikes from range and forces a corner. 

Superb hit from the Greek international. 

17:34a month ago

Halftime changes

Adrian on for Alisson here & Kaide Gordon on for Xherdan Shaqiri. Divock Origi on for Roberto Firmino and Leighton Clarkson on for Fabinho.
17:29a month ago

HALF TIME

Minamino goal the only one of the half as the Reds lead 1-0. 

Second half to follow shortly...

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17:22a month ago

24'

Klopp's side continue to knock the ball about well.

Think Minamino has been the brightest spark in Game 2 so far. 

Looks really sharp and agile. 

17:17a month ago

Could this be Tsimikas' breakthrough season for LFC?

The Greek full-back has been really good this pre-season and seems to have improved a lot since his few outings last campaign. 

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. 

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17:13a month ago

Mianmino Goal

Superb ball in to the box and Minamino on the shoulder beats the offisde trap and hits a volley on the half-turn to put the Reds 1-0 up 
17:12a month ago

16' - GOAL FOR LFC

MINAMINO WITH THE GOAL!
17:07a month ago

8'

Quiet start for both sides as they find their feet in the game. 

Liverpool with all of possession so far. 

16:59a month ago

Underway again in Evian

We're back underway for Game 2!
16:38a month ago

Naby Keita in full flight!

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16:30a month ago

Bologna XI for Game 2

16:29a month ago

Non-Match Related News

The club have confirmed today that they will be updating the Hillsborough memorial, adding the late-Andrew Devine's name. 

LFC will also be changing its "96" shirt emblem to "97". 

16:27a month ago

James Milner talking to LFC TV post-Bologna win

James Milner: "I thought we went up another level today. The work we are doing is paying off. We looked organised - it was a good step up and closer to where we want to be.

"It was pleasing to get the goals. We can still improve our ratio of converting chances to goals."

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16:23a month ago

More Snaps of Game 1

16:22a month ago

Shaqiri starting!

Chance to see Shaqiri in a Red shirt again, something we were not 100% sure we'd see again after the Euros.

An opportunity to put himself in the shop window!

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16:20a month ago

LFC Team News for Game 2

Another brilliant line-up for the Reds which goes to show the  strengh and depth at Klopp's disposal. 

First starts of pre-season for Alisson, Fabinho and Firmino!

Gomez gets chance to record more minutes under his belt!

16:18a month ago

Game 2 coming up soon!

Join us at 5pm for Game 2 of the day vs. another Bologna XI. 

Team News coming soon! 

16:11a month ago

FULL TIME: LFC 2-0 BOLOGNA

Early Jota and Mane goals fire Reds to victory in Game 1!

Brilliant pressing in the first half and total control from Klopp's men!

More of the same in the second half, please!

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16:08a month ago

59' - BALL IN THE NET

Bologna have the ball in the back of the LFC net but it's deemed to be offisde. 

Tight call but one that looked spot on from the officials. 

16:07a month ago

57' - CHANCE FOR BOLOGNA

Dangerous corner knocked in to the box and Federico Santander's header falls just wide of the LFC goal. 

First real chance for the Italians. 

16:02a month ago

52' - Relentless Liverpool!

The Reds continue to mount the pressure on the Italians and show now signs of stopping!

Superb fitness levels displayed by the Reds so far

15:54a month ago

45' - OFF THE BAR

Brilliant interchange from the front 3 and Jota fires a ball in to the box which deflects off a Bologna man and sets up nicely for Mohamed Salah but his effort cannons off the bar!
15:52a month ago

42' - Van Dijk subbed off!

Van Dijk gets his rest now after 42 minutes of work. 

Rhys Williams comes on for the ex-Saints man. 

15:50a month ago

More snaps of the players in action!

15:47a month ago

35' - Harvey Elliot watch!

The 18-year-old looked sharp so far today but seems to have an over reliance of his left-foot and a reluctance to his right. 

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. 

15:43a month ago

32' - CHANCE FOR LFC

Good break from the Reds as Andy Robertson hits a cross from deep, much like the previous one from Trent, which meets the head of Jota but this time his effort is well saved down the throat of the Bologna keeper. 

Salah had a half-chance to convert from a tight angle but his effort was not one of his best strikes!

15:41a month ago

Virgil van Dijk still on the pitch!

The Dutchman was rumored to only play 30-minutes here but it appears as though he will play on. 

Not much to do in the first half so maybe more down to that than impressive fitness levels!

15:39a month ago

Back Underway!

Bologna kick us back underway in Evian!
15:35a month ago

HT: LFC 2-0 BOLOGNA

Half-Time here in Evian!

Good start from the Reds and an equally terrible one from the Italians. 

Expecting a mini-break and play to resume shortly

15:34a month ago

Sadio Snaps!

15:34a month ago

30' - CHANCE

A top cross from deep from Trent Alexander-Arnold which is met by the head of first goalscorer, Diogo Jota, but the ex-Wolves man can not aim his header goalwards much to the delight of the Bologna shot stopper. 

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15:32a month ago

25' -LFC 2-0 BOLOGNA

Siniša Mihajlović very vocal here just under half an hour in.

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...

15:26a month ago

19' - LFC 2-0 BOLOGNA

Really enjoying watching Naby Keita this pre-season.

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!

15:23a month ago

17' - CHANCE FOR LFC

The ball trickles into the Bologna box but Harvey Elliot can only drag his effort wide from around the penalty spot.
15:21a month ago

15' - Terrible Bologna or Brilliant LFC?

Always harsh when you single the opposition out as being poor when most of the time it's the other side performing out of their socks. 

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!

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15:18a month ago

MANE'S GOAL

Once again terrible play from the Italians as they gift a pass back towards the keeper which was intercepted by Mane who skips past the keeper and passes in to an empty net. 
15:17a month ago

GOAL FOR LFC

SADIO MANE GRABS HIS GOAL 12 MINUTES IN!

2-0!

15:15a month ago

10' - Suicidal passes from the Italians

Horrific passing from Bologna here as they can not compete with the press from the LFC XI. 

Far too easy so far.

Klopp will be wanting his side to punish the Italians' poor start here. 

15:11a month ago

JOTA'S GOAL

Mane presses the Bologna defender and forces him in to a terrible pass that falls to the feet of Jota who dribbled past his man and finishes coolly into the bottom left hand corner!
15:10a month ago

GOAL FOR LFC

DIOGO JOTA SCORES!
15:08a month ago

LIVERPOOL 0-0 BOLOGNA

Not much to report so far here, a lot of sidewards passes met with a press from both sides. 

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!

15:05a month ago

2'

Naby Keita with a pot shot from range but it falls nicely in to the Bologna keeper's graps.
15:04a month ago

KICK OFF

Liverpool get us underway here in Evian wearing a home shirt with the black away shorts!
15:02a month ago

Players in the Tunnel

Players are all lined up in the tunnel and walk out on to the pitch ahead of an ever so slightly delayed kick-off. 
14:54a month ago

Caoimhin Kelleher talking to LFC TV ahead of today's game!

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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."

14:53a month ago

Van Dijk!

So good to see the Dutchman back in the first team fold after his horrible injury last season.

Such an important player for the Reds and his inclusion will surely increase the level of the players around him.

14:32a month ago

30 mins to Kick-Off

Excitement building for the first game in Evian!

Join us from 3pm for LIVE coverage of the game if you're unable to catch the match. 

14:27a month ago

Klopp talking to LFC TV GO

Jurgen Klopp speaking to in-house club station, LFCTV: "It's helpful [Trent, Matip, Van Dijk and Robbo] - the others are also available. It's all good in the moment but I don't like to talk about ot - that is how it should be - we just want to play football.

"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."

14:24a month ago

No Alisson in LFC First XI

After joining back up with the squad at the start of the week, the Brazilian shot stopper, fresh from his new contract, does not make the first LFC XI for Match 1 vs Bologna. 
14:22a month ago

LFCTV Match Build Up

14:21a month ago

Bologna Team News!

No Marko Arnautović in Bologna's first XI!

Sansone will be the bright spark for the Italians today so one to keep an eye on... 

14:19a month ago

LFC Team News!

Team news is in and Virgil van Dijk starts! 
14:18a month ago

Bologna training!

09:53a month ago

Where to watch Liverpool vs. Bologna Live Stream in the UK?

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!
09:48a month ago

Previous Encounters...

In the 129 year history of Liverpool Football Club, there has never been a game played against Bologna F.C. 1909! 

Always a first time for everything, I suppose!

09:43a month ago

Two 60 minute games!

Klopp and his coaching staff seem to favour the 60 minute mini-games as the players continue to build up their fitness for the new season. 

The idea behind it is that it allows every player to feature and play a game at totally high pressing intensity. 

09:38a month ago

Bologna predicted XI for Game 1

Bologna (4-2-3-1): Skorupski, Silvestri, Soumaoro, Bonifazi, Dijks, Svanberg, Schouten, Vignato, Orsolini, Sansone, Santander. 
09:33a month ago

LFC predicted XI for Game 1

Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Matip, Robertson, Keita, Milner, Jones, Mane, Salah, Firmino
09:28a month ago

LFC team news

Liverpool welcome back Alisson, Fabinho and Firmino into the first team fold after their extended break following international duty with Brazil

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. 

09:23a month ago

Bologna's last outing

Siniša Mihajlović's side played Marco Rose's Borussia Dortmund on Friday in Austria and lost by three goals to nil.

All three of Die Schwarzgelben's goals came in the first half, courtsey of strikes from Giovanni Reyna, Lennard Maloney & Steffen Tigges. 

09:18a month ago

Highlights of LFC 3-4 Hertha Berlin

09:13a month ago

Liverpool's last outing

Klopp's side lost 4-3 to German outfit, Hertha Berlin last week in their fourth game of pre-season. 

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. 

09:08a month ago

Location for today's match!

The Reds will face Italian side Bologna at the Camille Fournier Stadium in Evian, France. 

The stadium has a capacity of 5,000, although the two games (60 minute matches) will be played behind closed-doors. 

09:03a month ago

Welcome!

Hi folks!

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.

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