- Liverpool were too strong for Blackburn Rovers during the friendly
- Jurgen Klopp’s men walloped the Championship side 6-0
- Mane, Keita, Minamino were among the scorers in the game
Liverpool stars have sent strong warning to Premier League clubs ahead season resumption as they walloped Blackburn Rovers 6-0 in a friendly played behind closed-doors on Thursday, June 11.
Senegalese star Sadio Mane opened the scoring as early as the 10th minute when he tucked home from close range after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s initial shot had been saved.
Naby Keita grabbed the second goal soon after while Takumi Minamino netted a classic goal just before the break.
Liverpool made seven changes during the interval – and it was a new arrival that went closest to increasing the scoreline when Neco Williams crashed an effort against the outside of the post from Mane’s slick pass.
Academy youngster Jake Cain then had a side-footer tipped behind, with Roberto Firmino’s header from the subsequent corner also saved by Walton.
Joel Matip tapped in a fourth on 67 minutes, Ki-Jana Hoever curled into the top corner a minute later, and Leighton Clarkson completed the scoring with a wonderful late effort. It ended Liverpool 6 – 0 Blackburn Rovers.
June 17 is slated for the resumption of the 2019/2020 season which was suspended since mid-March due to the lockdown.
The Reds who are having an unassailable 25-point-lead on top of the standings used the opportunity to step up preparations ahead of their clash against Everton upon return.
Meanwhile, Odion Ighalo has once again proven that he is ready to soar this season in the Premier League after scoring brace in Manchester United intra-squad friendly encounter at Old Trafford.
Ole Solskjaer and his wards have been preparing for the resumption of the season with their next game against Tottenham being handled by former Red Devils' manager Jose Mourinho.
Bruno Fernandes and Daniel James scored once each, while Luke Shaw netted brace in the friendly encounter. On the other hand, Odion Ighalo and Marcus Rahford both scored two goals each for the match to end 4-4.
With a week-and-half left to play their remaining matches in the top-flight division, Frank Lampard's side defeated the second-tier club with a lone goal coming from Pedro Rodriguez.
N'Golo Kante returned to the team after initially refusing to train due to the spread of coronavirus and the likes of Christian Pulisic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Billy Gilmour were also on parade.
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