English Premier League leader Liverpool played a friendly match against Blackburn at Anfield, winning 6-0, after a nearly three months break.
In the 10th minute, Sadio Mane scored the first goal, and by the end of the first half, Naby Keita (23) and Takumi Minamino (36) were among the scorers. In the continuation of the match, Joel Matip (68), Ki-Jan Hoever (69), and Leighton Clarkson (84) also scored goals.
Interestingly, Jurgen Klopp tried out as many as 23 players and Blackburn coach Tony Mowbray 22 players.
“For us, this was not just a preparatory match, but a really important test. It looked really good, but everything was weird without the fans. Football wouldn’t be a game without the fans. We love it because of the atmosphere and all that, but it’s ours now situation, so we have to accept that, ”Klopp said.
He also referred to the new protocol in which the match took place.
“The guys went home without a shower right after the game. I have no idea how it will work when we play outside of our stadium. We want to focus entirely on football and whatever happens around us, we will accept it.”
On June 21, at Goodison Park, Liverpool awaits the city derby against Everton, in the first round of the sequel.
To mathematically confirm winning the title., the Reds needs two more wins in the remaining nine rounds.