Liverpool thrashes Barcelona in pre-season friendly

Liverpool shook the world by beating Barcelona by a 4-0 margin.Jurgen Klopp shuffled his players and tactics to overcome the threat of Messi and Suarez.The opening goal came from the latest signing Sadio Mane.Lallana and the brazil’s latest sensation Robert Firmino combined together to create a cross into the penalty area.The finishing touch was given by Mane who held his calm and composure and guided the ball into the back of the net.

Barcelona had no answers to this aggressive approach from Liverpool.Both Messi and Suarez were out of the scene as the first 20 minutes belonged to Liverpool.Their were one or two chances for Barcelona to equalize and one of them was denied by the post. Klopp’s tactics worked as Liverpool kept Messi and Suarez quite for a long period.Barcelona were once again all over the place as they conceded second goal.


Though the second one was an own goal from Mascherano,the build up to it was remarkable from the playmakers of Liverpool.It was lovely play in the build-up by Mane and Origi to set it up.Barcelona were looming towards a big defeat.The day got worsened for Barca fans as their team gifted another goal for Liverpool.The culprit this time was Busquets who gave the possession back to Liverpool which led to another goal.This time it was Origi’s turn.The Belgian calmly slots the ball home to send the Reds supporters crazy.

Their were four changes in a row for Barca as they brought in Iniesta and Rakitic. But none of the changes were effective as Liverpool were cruising to victory.The worsened day became a nightmare as Liverpool netted their 4th and final goal of the game. Origi lead the counter attack this time and the ball drops to Markovic, who scoops it over the top into the path of Grujic.

International-Champions-Cup-Liverpool-v-Barcelona This victory meant a lot to the Liverpool fans as well as Klopp as they are building up to an epic encounter in the opening game against Arsenal.

Vignesh Aravind

Vignesh Aravind

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My passion towards sports is a huge blessing as it highlights my own style and uniqueness. Things which I like to do during my free time includes reading books, newspapers and surfing the internet which I think is the main hobby for today's generation. Even though I didn't taste success in my cricketing career, I found myself another way to bond with my favorite sport. My liking towards the sport can be seen through my technical and statistical knowledge of the game.

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