The champions-elect impressed within the match at Anfield, Takumi Minamino among the many scorers together with children Ki-Jana Hoever and Leighton Clarkson
Takumi Minamino was among the many goalscorers as Liverpool stepped up their preparations for the Premier League restart with a 6-Zero pleasant win over Blackburn.
The Japanese ahead was in good kind as Jurgen Klopp’s facet recorded a complete victory at Anfield on Thursday afternoon.
Minamino had already created a objective for Naby Keita earlier than he swept dwelling a Sadio Mane cross to provide the Reds a 3-Zero half-time lead.
Mane had opened the scoring early on, following as much as end after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s shot had been saved by Rovers keeper Christian Walton.
Keita stabbed dwelling the second after being squared the ball by Minamino, who was performed by means of by James Milner following slick build-up play began from the again by Virgil van Dijk.
Blackburn struggled to make possibilities, striker Sam Gallagher denied by Alisson earlier than Joel Matip made it 4-Zero halfway by means of the second half by tapping in a Roberto Firmino header, and Ki-Jana Hoever added a quickfire fifth earlier than one other teen, Leighton Clarkson, rounded off the scoring with a wonderful late strike.
Ben Brereton got here closest for the guests within the second half, taking pictures simply extensive of substitute goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher’s submit.
Klopp took the prospect to utilise a lot of his first-team squad, though it’s understood that neither Mo Salah nor Andy Robertson had been concerned, whereas Firmino was considered one of seven second-half substitutes, establishing Matip for his objective.
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A bunch of youthful gamers featured after the break, with Jake Cain and Kelleher each given minutes together with Dutch defender Hoever and the diminutive midfielder Clarkson.
Liverpool are anticipated to play no less than yet one more pleasant earlier than they resume their league marketing campaign away at Everton every week on Sunday. The Reds are at present 25 factors clear on the high of the Premier League, and want simply six extra factors to be topped champions for the primary time since 1990.
They may very well be topped league winners on Sunday by profitable the match away to their native rivals, if reigning champions Manchester City lose to Arsenal on June 17, in one of many first two Premier League fixtures performed following the coronavirus-enforced break.