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  • David Tyrer

Klopp happy with Liverpool's final friendly display in Geneva

The Reds took on Lyon in their final pre-season friendly tonight, in a game that saw the likes of Mo Salah, Alisson Becker and Roberto Firmino return to action.

So it was absolutely zero no shock to see the team perform much closer to what we've become accustomed to under Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds went behind to an early goal, with Alisson's first pre-season appearance bringing an early error which led to a penalty for Lyon.

But after a fairly frantic opening 10 minutes, the lads settled and went in 2-1 up at half-time, with goals courtesy of Bobby and an own-goal.

The second half saw a Harry Wilson scorcher, into the top left corner, before the manager made an entire 11 substitution and saw out the match fairly comfortably.

The boss was quite pleased with what he saw too, telling the club's official website: "I said it and it’s clear: we will become fresher and fresher and things will happen for us again, but you have to go through this intense period and we are not through.

"Today was a good sign, finishing the pre-season on a high is obviously important for all of us.

"Lyon is a really, really good team and we didn’t let that happen really today with the speed they have up front with Depay, Traore and Dembele, especially in the first half.

"That’s just good. We conceded an interesting goal with the penalty, that’s how it is [and] you can see in these situations that all the boys need to adapt to it again.

"It was only three weeks but now Ali is two days in training like Mo, like Bobby, like Naby and like Shaq, so that means they need just a bit of time but you see the natural quality of them as well and that helps us of course.

"All round it was a much better performance, but again, I said that will happen. Now we have three more days to prepare for the City game and then we will see what we can do there."

The reds take on Man City in the Community Shield, in the Premier League season curtain-raiser on Sunday evening.

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