Next up for the Reds
FULL TIME: LFC 3-1 OSASUNA
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!
90' - CHANCE
Last time we see Origi?
Hendo on the pitch but Divock with the captains armband?— Lewis Barton (@lewisbarton_) August 9, 2021
Definitely looking into this too much but that could be a little leaving present for Origi… #LFC
86' - CHANCE
Score remians 3-1
Conor Bradley on as well!
Ben Davies and Conor Bradley on for #LFC. Ibrahima Konate and Neco Williams make way. — Keifer MacDonald (@KeiferMacd) August 9, 2021
Neco Williams and Konate off. Bradley and BEN DAVIES ON.
THIS IS NOT A DRILL pic.twitter.com/KPqkuLHSe1 — The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) August 9, 2021
79' - Ben Davies!
Will come on for Konate at CB
75' - CHANCE
Ox is having a brilliant game tonight!
70' - GOAL FOR OSASUNA
63' - CHANCE
Big chance to add a fourth here for LFC.
62' - Three Osasuna changes
60' - Three LFC Subs
Has to be said that the players look to be having the time of their lives out there tonight.
Brilliant to see!
Osasuna make 8 changes
Their lineup reads:
S. Herrera, Areso, Unai Dufur, Ramalho, Juan Cruz, Jaume, Javi Martínez, Aimar, R. Torres, Kike G, Budimir
Potential half-time changes
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!
HALF TIME: LFC 3-0 OSASUNA
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!
41' - GOAL FOR LFC!
#LFC #LFCpreSeason #Anfield @takumina0116 pic.twitter.com/vn678ATt0i — LFC Photo (@LFCphoto) August 9, 2021
37' - CHANCE
So good to watch after the tough couple of years he's had with injuries.
The Bobby Smile!
That smile!#LFC #LFCpreSeason #Anfield #Firmino pic.twitter.com/oGnKjmEF7w — LFC Photo (@LFCphoto) August 9, 2021
No need to take any risks here and gives the midfielder time to rest up ahead of Saturday's game.
28' - Curtis Jones in the wars!
Coming out with quite the bruise here.
Minamino, Tsimikas, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Konate being the real stand outs so far.
Brilliant first 25 minutes from the men in Red.
21' - GOALLL FOR LFC
14' - GOALLL FOR LFC
Brilliant range of passing displayed so far.
Minute of applause for the late Michael Robinson
In memory of Michael Robinson ❤️ pic.twitter.com/SUiBlBPDNQ — Caoimhe O'Neill (@CaoimheSport) August 9, 2021
Roberto Firmino the skipper today!
Roberto Firmino leads Liverpool out 🔴#LFC pic.twitter.com/9YOtUhXjTx — Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) August 9, 2021
Players are out on the pitch!
No surgery required
Andy Robertson has received good news of sorts; no need for surgery - just some ligament damage. He will, however, miss the start of the season.— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) August 9, 2021
More update on Andy Robertson's injury
Thanks to everyone for the kind messages and support. Scan suggests nothing too major but there’s some ligament damage which will need to mend. I will be grafting every day so I can help the team again sooner rather than later. Good luck to the boys playing tonight #YNWA pic.twitter.com/urKPCLmHgS — Andy Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) August 9, 2021
Thiago & Henderson warming up!
Absolutely love to see it 🤩🤩 pic.twitter.com/fpzOOxf93p — Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) August 9, 2021
Oxlade-Chamberlain speaking to LFCTV
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."
Tonight's kick off delayed!
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.
The Osasuna players making their way on to the pitch!
📹 ¡Saltamos al verde del Anfield Stadium! 👊🏻💪🏻#LCFOsasuna pic.twitter.com/YYIhe3Ztr2 — C. A. OSASUNA (@CAOsasuna) August 9, 2021
Osasuna XI to face LFC
📍 Estos son los once jugadores escogidos por Jagoba Arrasate para jugar de inicio en el Anfield Stadium.#LFCOsasuna pic.twitter.com/AZ4zGD9aO6 — C. A. OSASUNA (@CAOsasuna) August 9, 2021
Klopp on the Brazilian lads
Klopp on Thiago & Henderson
"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."
Klopp speaking to LFCTV
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."
More photos from the LFC fans!
Home. pic.twitter.com/iq5HZh6IRw — The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) August 9, 2021
Robertson Injury Update!
Greeted with applause from the Anfield Faithful!
A rapturous welcome for #LFC tonight. Jordan Henderson the subject of a further applause as he’s in the squad for the first time at Anfield since February’s Merseyside derby. pic.twitter.com/wANztjzIhU— Keifer MacDonald (@KeiferMacd) August 9, 2021
Liverpool players out for their warmup
The lads! pic.twitter.com/8GfVaT06A9 — The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) August 9, 2021
LFC dressing room!
#LFC #LFCPreSeason #Anfield pic.twitter.com/q50X5atnfq — LFC Photo (@LFCphoto) August 9, 2021
Tribute to the late Michael Robinson
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.
The official #LFC matchday programme pays special tribute to the late Michael Robinson, who of course played for the Reds and tonight’s visitors, Osasuna pic.twitter.com/5IlfXRvZeJ— BBC Sport Merseyside (@bbcmerseysport) August 9, 2021
Big game for Tsimikas!
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.
On the move!
😀 ¡Anfield, allá vamos!#LFCOsasuna pic.twitter.com/uo890C6Kqv— C. A. OSASUNA (@CAOsasuna) August 9, 2021
Fans are starting to make their way in to the ground!
🔴 It’s good to be back. pic.twitter.com/oZO1soRi13 — Matt Addison (@MattAddison97) August 9, 2021
Chance to see Konate and Gomez together!
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!
No Shaqiri or Phillips!
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.
LFC team to face Osasuna
𝗧 𝗘 𝗔 𝗠 🔴 𝗡 𝗘 𝗪 𝗦
Here’s the Reds line-up against @CAOsasuna tonight for our final pre-season fixture: — Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 9, 2021
Join us later tonight for LIVE coverage!
We will bring you live text commentary of the game as it happens!
See you later! :)
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Always a bit of history made at Anfield, the home of famous nights under the lights!
Could this be Oxlade-Chamberlain's last game for LFC?
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.
BREAKING: Southampton are keen to re-sign Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on loan.— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 8, 2021
Saints are also close to agreeing a deal with Chelsea to sign striker Armando Broja on a season's loan.
- talkSPORT understands
📻 Listen → https://t.co/VJgUHnqdM1 pic.twitter.com/Gy7RXR7mza
LFC Predicted XI
Kelleher, N. Williams, Konate, Gomez, Tsimikas, Fabinho, Jones, Thiago, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Firmino.
LFC team news
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.
Osasuna's last outing
Liverpool's last outing
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.
YNWA will be back again!
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!
You'll want your sound on for this one 🔊— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 8, 2021
A spine-tingling rendition of our anthem ❤️ pic.twitter.com/6FB96GBBmQ
Location for today's match!
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.
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.