Liverpool 3-1 Osasuna: As It Happened
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20:112 years ago

Next up for the Reds

20:082 years ago


Goals from Minamino and Firmino x2 secures the win for the Reds at Anfield. 

Brilliant first half and a solid second. 

Lots of positives, the main one being the form of Oxlade-Chamberlain. 

The ex-Arsenal man looked superb today. One to keep an eye on. Could play a big role off the bench or maybe even from the start for the Reds this season!

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20:062 years ago

90' - CHANCE

Williams heads narrowly over from Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross.
20:042 years ago

Last time we see Origi?

20:022 years ago

86' - CHANCE

Superb ball from Oxlade-Chamberlain on the right but Rhys Williams gets his feet stuck under his body and can't direct the ball goalwards. 

Score remians 3-1 

19:562 years ago

Conor Bradley on as well!

19:562 years ago

Shocked fans!

19:542 years ago

79' - Ben Davies!

Ben Davies looks set to make his first Anfield appearance!

Will come on for Konate at CB

19:522 years ago

75' - CHANCE

Superb save again from Sergio Herrera after a brilliant first time shot from Oxlade-Chamberlain. 

Ox is having a brilliant game tonight!

19:462 years ago


Brilliant ball from Garcia on the left and headed home superbly by Kike
19:422 years ago


Jordan Henderson is getting ready to come on for LFC alongside Owen Beck!
19:402 years ago


Tsimikas hits the free-kick but it hits the wall and is cleared out of danger. 
19:392 years ago

63' - CHANCE

Brilliant first time ball in behind for Ben Woodburn to chase and he gets hacked down just outside the Osasuna penalty box. 

Big chance to add a fourth here for LFC. 

19:382 years ago

62' - Three Osasuna changes

Areso, Juan Cruz & R. Torres make way for Nacho Vidal, Rubén García and Kike Barja. 
19:352 years ago

60' - Three LFC Subs

Fabinho, Firmino & Joe Gomez make way here for Thiago, Rhys Williams and Leighton Clarkson. 
19:302 years ago


Liverpool knocking on the door for their fourth here but not able to get that end product to finish off the play yet. 

Has to be said that the players look to be having the time of their lives out there tonight. 

Brilliant to see!

19:272 years ago


Tsimikas forces a Liverpool corner at the Kop end!
19:232 years ago

Osasuna make 8 changes

The Spanish side have made 8 changes for the second half. 

Their lineup reads:

S. Herrera, Areso, Unai Dufur, Ramalho, Juan Cruz, Jaume, Javi Martínez, Aimar, R. Torres, Kike G, Budimir

19:222 years ago


We're back underway at Anfield for the second half of tonight's game!
19:212 years ago


Just Origi coming on for Kaide Gordon at the start of the second half. 

Looks as though Klopp will give the two Brazilian lads, Firmino & Fabinho until 60 minutes and then give Henderson & Thiago their first minutes of pre-season. 

19:192 years ago

Potential half-time changes

Looks like we may get a few changes at half-time.

Thiago, Henderson & Origi all warming up infront of the Anfield faithful. 

Imagine Woodburn, Fabinho & Firmino will make way. 

Will confirm in a few minutes when the players are back on the pitch!

19:072 years ago


Brilliant first half from Klopp's men. 

Pressing was superb and the goals were of the highest quality. 

Can't ask for more 5 days out from the start of the season!

19:032 years ago


A brilliant counter-attacking goal from the Reds as Woodburn plays in Minamino down the left who looks up and plays an inch-perfect ball in to the box for Firmino who controls with his chest and scores coolly past the Osasuna keeper. 
19:012 years ago


18:592 years ago

Takumi's World!

18:582 years ago

37' - CHANCE

What a strike from Oxlade-Chamberlain from 20-yards out and an equally impressive save from the Osasuna keeper!
18:532 years ago


Oxlade-Chamberlain looking very sharp! Pressing is brilliant. 

So good to watch after the tough couple of years he's had with injuries. 

18:512 years ago

The Bobby Smile!

18:502 years ago


Ben Woodburn looks to be making his way on to the pitch to replace Curtis Jones after his knock to the nose. 

No need to take any risks here and gives the midfielder time to rest up ahead of Saturday's game. 


18:482 years ago

28' - Curtis Jones in the wars!

The Scouser has been in the wars so far today and is down again with a knock to the nose.

Coming out with quite the bruise here. 

Nasty one. 

18:472 years ago


Really impressed with Liverpool's start here. 

Minamino, Tsimikas, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Konate being the real stand outs so far. 

Brilliant first 25 minutes from the men in Red. 

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18:432 years ago


Tsimikas plays a perfect one-two with Minamino down the Liverpool left and whips in a perfectly drilled cross for Firmino who couldn't miss yards from goal!

Brilliant work from the Greek full-back there!

18:412 years ago


18:402 years ago


Curtis Jones is back up and ready to resume play. 
18:392 years ago


Curtis Jones is down after a late challenge. Doesn't look too much of a problem at the minute.
18:372 years ago


The ex-Salzburg man controls the ball well, shrugs off the opposition defenders and hits a deflected shot past Juan Pérez. 
18:352 years ago


18:342 years ago


Both sides feeling each other out early on here but one thing that has stood out is the direct balls in to the middle of the park from new signing, Konate.

Brilliant range of passing displayed so far.

18:292 years ago


The ball finds itself at the feet of Kostas Tsimikas on the left hand side of the pitch and the Greek defender fires from range but his effort sails over the bar. 
18:252 years ago


Speculative effort from Ezequiel Ávila fires high and wide for Osasuna
18:222 years ago


Iñigo Pérez whipped in wicked cross for the visitors but it was met by the welcoming arms of Caoimhin Kelleher in the Liverpool net. 
18:202 years ago


We're underway at Anfield!
18:192 years ago

Minute of applause for the late Michael Robinson

18:172 years ago

Roberto Firmino the skipper today!

18:152 years ago

Players are out on the pitch!

Liverpool and Osasuna make their way on to the pitch in front of 40,000 Reds fans!
18:102 years ago

No surgery required

As per Dominic King, there will be no need for surgery to treat Robertson's ankle injury. 
18:092 years ago

More update on Andy Robertson's injury

17:572 years ago

Thiago & Henderson warming up!

17:512 years ago

Oxlade-Chamberlain speaking to LFCTV

The Ox spoke to the in-house media team ahead of tonight's game.

He said: "The boss demands quite a lot from us, on the ball and off the ball. It's always crucial for everyone to get a good pre-season. We need that and we benefit from it. Hopefully today is another good step.

"Every training session is a marker - the manager looks at how we are applying ourselves. But tonight is another opportunity - more minutes in the legs. The fans have been waiting a while to see us.

"I feel pretty good. We've had a really good pre-season so far. Training everyday - we all benefitted. I feel good and I think the rest of the lads do as well."

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17:482 years ago

Tonight's kick off delayed!

Kick-off for tonight's game has been delayed by 15 minutes!

If yesterday was anything to go by, it ended up being a 30 minute delay. 

We will give you more updates as and when we get them. 

17:412 years ago

The Osasuna players making their way on to the pitch!

17:402 years ago

Osasuna XI to face LFC

17:392 years ago

Klopp on the Brazilian lads

"The Brazilians are now already more than a week – nine or 10 days. Didn’t have a long break obviously so they didn’t lose a lot. So let’s see how long they can go – 45 for sure, maybe 50, 60."

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17:382 years ago

Klopp on Thiago & Henderson

"They will play a few minutes tonight – it’s just important for them and for us as well.

"With Hendo and Thiago it’s different. Hendo is now in training three or four days properly. Thiago did his own stuff in the training camp but team training, maybe two or three or four days as well."

17:382 years ago

Klopp speaking to LFCTV

Klopp spoke to LFCTV ahead of today's game.

He said: "A lot of the things I saw last night. I told the boys from yesterday and the boys today, I told them yesterday in a lot of moments that was us, it was the way we want to play football, the first 30 minutes for sure.

"It was the intensity we want to put on the pitch. It’s pre-season, we don’t have to hold anything back, it’s not that we have to get through a game somehow."

He continued to say: "It’s obviously a very intense session as well – to make it as intense as possible, that’s really important at that moment in time."

17:332 years ago

More photos from the LFC fans!

17:322 years ago

Robertson Injury Update!

The Reds' first choice left back was pictured heading for his scan on crutches while having his right foot heavily protected.


17:292 years ago

Greeted with applause from the Anfield Faithful!

17:282 years ago

Liverpool players out for their warmup

17:192 years ago

LFC dressing room!

17:152 years ago

Tribute to the late Michael Robinson

In tonight's programme, the club pays tribute to the late Michael Robinson, who played 30 games for the club between 1983 and 1984. 

Robinson finished his career at Osasuna and went on to be a mainstay in the Spanish media, hosting El día después from 1991 to 2005. 

17:112 years ago

Big game for Tsimikas!

It may sound a tad over the top but today, despite being a pre-season friendly, could well be the biggest game of Kostas Tsimikas' Liverpool career to date. 

With Robertson's fitness in doubt following his ankle injury yesterday, it could well open the door for the Greek defender to start the Reds' Premier League campaign at Carrow Road on Saturday evening should he impress tonight. 

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17:072 years ago

On the move!

The Reds' opposition today make their way to Anfield from their team hotel!
17:062 years ago

Fans are starting to make their way in to the ground!

17:052 years ago

Chance to see Konate and Gomez together!

At 22 and 24 respectively, Konate and Gomez look to be the heir to the crown at the back for LFC post Van Dijk. 

Now of course Van Dijk is very much the present and the Reds' number one defender but in terms of the future of LFC, it looks pretty bright for the pair.

If everything goes to plan, it's a partnership we could well see for the next 8-10 years.

Here's to hoping for a dominant performance in front of 40,000 Liverpool fans at Anfield!

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16:562 years ago

No Shaqiri or Phillips!

There is no Xherdan Shaqiri or Nat Phillips in the Liverpool squad for tonight's game. 

Both players have been linked with moves away from the club in the last week and their absence may be down to the club wanting to avoid any unnecessary injuries that could hamper potential transfers from happening.

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16:522 years ago

LFC team to face Osasuna

08:292 years ago

Join us later tonight for LIVE coverage!

If you're unable to catch the game tonight, you can keep up to date with every kick LIVE with us at VAVEL UK!

We will bring you live text commentary of the game as it happens!

See you later! :)

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08:242 years ago

Where to watch Liverpool vs. Osasuna 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!
08:192 years ago

Previous Encounters...

In the 129-year history of Liverpool Football Club, much like in their friendly against Bologna, the two sides have never met in a game of football before!

Always a bit of history made at Anfield, the home of famous nights under the lights!

08:142 years ago

Could this be Oxlade-Chamberlain's last game for LFC?

Reports emerged yesterday that the England midfielder could well be on the move, with ex-club Southampton ready to bring him to St Mary's ahead of the new Premier League season. 

The Ox seems to have fallen down the pecking order at Anfield since his multiple injury woes and realistically sits 6th or 7th in the pecking order at the club. 

At 27 years of age, the ex-Arsenal man should have the best years of his career ahead of him but it will be hard to fulfil his great potential sitting on the warm substitute benches in Liverpool's Main Stand. 

08:092 years ago

LFC Predicted XI

Here is my predicted LFC XI to Osasuna face tomorrow:

Kelleher, N. Williams, Konate, Gomez, Tsimikas, Fabinho, Jones, Thiago, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Firmino.

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08:042 years ago

LFC team news

With Klopp playing pretty much the same team he fielded against Bologna (Game 1) yesterday, I would imagine we will see a side the strongly resembles the one he fielded in Game 2 in Evian. 

Expect to see captain Jordan Henderson and Thiago to both get their first minutes of pre-season after returning late from the Euros. 

Joe Gomez should play a big chunk of the game, as did Van Dijk yesterday against Bilbao. 

07:592 years ago

Osasuna's last outing

The Spanish side impressed in their last game of pre-season, beating fellow top flight outfit, Real Sociedad 3-1 at the neutral venue of the Stadium Gal


07:542 years ago

Liverpool's last outing

As mentioned previously, this is the Reds' second game in as many days after being held to a 1-1 by Athletic Bilbao

Klopp fielded a very strong line-up and despite the score line not reading too pretty in the Reds' favour, it was a fairly one-sided contest. 

Liverpool dominated and should have scored a few in the first half.

It felt after the injury of Andy Robertson, the game sort of fell a bit flat, probably out of worry that their teammate had quite a scary injury and worry that they may over-exert themselves ahead of Norwich next Saturday.

07:492 years ago

YNWA will be back again!

Yesterday we heard a brilliant rendition of the famous Kop anthem that everyone has been singing loud and proud in their living rooms for the last year. 

All those times sat in front of the telly wondering when they'd be back at their football home. 

I was lucky enough to be at the game yesterday and I must say it was a goosebump moment hearing You'll Never Walk Alone again. 

For those that missed Anfield singing it aloud yesterday, here is a clip for your enjoyment!

07:442 years ago

Location for today's match!

We're back at Anfield for LFC's second friendly game in as many days!

You wait over 500 days to be back at the match and then you get to go twice in two days!

Despite the game being a friendly, it will undoubtably be an emotional occasion for so many. First time back at their usual seats speaking to familiar faces. 

So many have lost so much over the last year and it has been football that has kept everything together during those hard times. 

Todays for the fans as much it is for the players. 


07:392 years ago


Hi everyone!

I'm Adam Doyle the LFC Editor for VAVEL UK, and I'm going to be running our live coverage of today's games vs. La Liga side, CA Osasuna.

In our LIVE, we will provide you with pre-game analysis, score updates, and news as it happens.