Liverpool 3-1 Lyon: Roberto Firmino and Harry Wilson strikes secure win in their last pre-season game before Community Shield clash with Man City
Liverpool managed a 3-1 victory against Lyon on Wednesday evening.
The Champions League holders won courtesy of a Roberto Firmino strike on his return to club action, an own goal and youngster Harry Wilson hitting a long-range effort into the top corner.
It was perfect preparation for the challenge of facing Manchester City in the Community Shield next weekend, with this being Liverpool’s final pre-season game.
Harry Wilson celebrates with Adam Lallana after his strike for Liverpool on Wednesday
Memphis Depay hit a penalty in the fourth minute of Lyon’s game against Liverpool
Roberto Firmino levelled the game for Liverpool during the first-half as they pushed for a win
Jurgen Klopp was able to welcome back Alisson, Firmino, Xherdan Shaqiri, Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita for the first time during pre-season.
It seemed there was an element of rustiness at play for at least one of those who had spent his summer away on international duty.
While the game would eventually conclude in ideal fashion for the Reds, it began badly after an error from Alisson.
The goalkeeper missed a cross into the box and in an attempt to recover, Liverpool’s stopper gave away a penalty.
Ki-Jana Hoever celebrates with Firmino after sending in the cross that led to the second goal
Jurgen Klopp directs his players as they look to secure a win in their last pre-season game
Wilson, who spent last season on loan with Derby, struck from range to wrap up the win
With just four minutes on the clock, former Manchester United forward Memphis Depay stepped up and tucked home the spot kick to put Lyon ahead.
But Firmino saved his compatriot’s blushes shortly after, hitting a left-footed effort into the back of the net from a tight angle.
Ki-Jana Hoever then celebrated his first professional contract, which he signed on Wednesday, by sending an excellent cross into the box that was turned in by Lyon’s Joachim Andersen.
Shortly after the break, Wilson struck from distance to extend Liverpool’s lead and wrap up the victory.
Klopp and his players go on a lap of the pitch as they celebrate victory against Lyon