New crowned Premeir League champions Liverpool took it upon themselves to trash Blackpool this afternoon with a 7-2 defeat in a friendly match.
Goals from Hamilton and Yates gave Blackpool a the 2 goals advantage before Joel Matip reduced the lead before the half time break. However, further goals from Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Harvey Elliot, Minamino, Divock Origi and van den Berg gave Liverpool the win over Blackpool.
Jurgen Klopp fielded a strong starting XI which includes Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Alisson making the starting line up.
Liverpool almost took the lead in the 14th minute through Minamino however the Blackpool defender was alert as they read his effort brilliantly.
Hamilton gave Blackpool the lead in the 16th minute, firing his effort past Alisson. Blackpool were awarded a penalty in the 33rd minute following a foul by Liverpool goalkeeper.
Yates took up to take the penalty and dispatched it brilliantly into the back of the net to give Blackpool a two goal advantage over the Premier League Champions.
Keita’s effort in the 43rd minute came hits the inside of the post. Joel Matip reduced the deficit for Liverpool as he headed the ball past Blackpool goalkeeper with Blackpool heading into the half-time break with a 2-1 lead over Liverpool.
A scrappy goal from Sadio Mane in the 52nd minute put Liverpool back on level terms. Two minutes later, Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino got Liverpool’s 3rd goal of the game to give Liverpool a one goal lead over Blackpool.
Elliott scored Liverpool’s fourth in the 69th minute following brilliant play from Roberto Firmino. Minamino got Liverpool’s fifth two minute later.
Divock Origi added Liverpool’s 6th goal in the 85th minute, with van den Berg adding Liverpool’s seventh goal of the game three minutes later. Thus, bringing the match to an end with the referee blowing the final whistle.
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