Liverpool have ended their 2022/23 preseason campaign with a 3-0 defeat at home to Strasbourg as a youthful Reds side struggled against their French visitors.
After winning the Community Shield 24 hours earlier, Jurgen Klopp was forced to rotate his entire starting XI at Anfield, with a team filled with teenagers on display.
Their inexperience was exploited immediately by a forceful Strasbourg attack with defensive errors punished for goals by Adrien Thomasson and Habib Diallo early on, before the former grabbed a deserved third for his team.
Klopp's charges battled valiantly after the restart, but they were unable to conjure up a consolation, ahead of kicking off their Premier League campaign at Fulham on August 6.
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With wholesale changes enforced by Liverpool's preseason schedule, a starting XI lacking in top-flight nous was always going to struggle against a seasoned outfit.
However, alongside struggling against Strasbourg's physicality, Liverpool's highly rated youngsters were inept at maintaining concentration and utilising their ability to build possession.
Harvey Elliott and Fabio Carvalho showed some flashes of promise but other fringe players will be disappointed at a ronaldo in juventus jersey missed chance on the night.
Gomez and Konate struggle again as Van Dijk and Matip stand-ins
Klopp has rotated his centre-back partnership during preseason with first choice pair Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip both eased back in.
Van Dijk and Matip were both rested aft ronaldo shirt pic er completing 90 minutes in the Community Shield with Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez drafted back in.
Both players were caught out for Benjamin Sesko's winner against RB Salzburg, and despite having more experience than the majority of starters at Anfield, they struggled again.
Strasbourg's goals came from full-back errors, but neither Gomez nor Konate exuded leadership from the centre, as their Premier League opportunities took a hit.
Liverpool vs. Strasbourg final score
Thomasson – STR – 4th Min
Diallo – STR – 14th Min
Thomasson – STR – 21st Min
Liverpool vs. Strasbourg updates and highlights from preseason friendly
FULL TIME: LIVERPOOL 0 STRASBOURG 3
A tough night for Klopp's young Liverpool side at Anfield as the Reds end preseason with a 3-0 defeat against Strasbourg.
Three early goals put the game beyond the hosts, as despite their endeavour, Liverpool were unable to register a late goal.
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It just has not been Liverpool's night in front of goal!!
Morton swings a deep cross into the box but Phillips' header is straight into Sels' gloves.
85 Mins: Milner speeds into the box from Elliott's lay off but Sels makes the block. Time is running out for Klopp's young side to grab a consolation in their final preseason game of the summer.
80 Mins: More Liverpool pressure but a lack of killer edge in front of goal. Elliott's flicked effort is grabbed by Sels before the England U21 international fires over the top.
75 Mins: Klopp has thrown Polish youth international Mateusz Musialowski in for the final 15 minutes. The 18-year-old is one of the highest cristiano ronaldo jersey juventus kids rated prospects at the club.
69 Mins: Strasbourg could and should make it four as Diallo arrive ronaldo jersey online s unmarked in the box but his poor effort is wide.
64 Mins: Credit to this young Liverpool side as they keep on driving forward for a goal. Tyler Morton steadies himself on the edge of the box but Sels spring into life to make the save.
57 Mins: Changes for Liverpool as Bobby Clark and Sepp Van Den Berg come on for the injured Konate and Bajcetic.
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46 Mins: WE ARE BACK UNDERWAY AT ANFIELD
Nat Phillips is on for Mabaya at the break with Gomez moving across to right back.
HALF TIME: LIVERPOOL 0 STRASBOURG 3
Dominant stuff from Strasbourg against a youthful Liverpool side at Anfield with three early goals putting them in full control at the break.
Klopp will make changes in the second 45, but with only five substitutes available, his options are limited.
44 Mins: Chance for Liverpool just before the break as Matz Sels tips Bajcetic's free kick over the bar.
41 Mins: A chance for Goal No.4 for Strasbourg as the giant figure of Ludovic Ajorque appears at the back post but his header drifts wide.
37 Mins: Carvalho and Elliott are both working hard to make an impact but Liverpool are really struggling to get a foothold in the game so far.
32 Mins: The hosts are slowly beginning to mount a response at Anfield as Mabaya's cross cristiano ronaldo jersey adult flies across the Strasbourg box.
26 Mins: Liverpool finally carve out a chance as Joe Gomez connects with Elliott's corner but Strasbourg clear.
21 Mins: STRASBOURG ARE CRUISING……….3-0!!!
Liverpool young side are no match for their Ligue 1 visitors so far as Senaya battles past James Milner and Stefan Bajcetic and his cut back is buried by Thomasson, for his second goal ronaldinho jersey xl of the night.
14 Mins: 2-0 STRASBOURG……….WOW!!
Strasbourg DOUBLE their lead at Anfield!!
A howler from Luke Chambers to gift possession to Habib Diallo to slam home past Davies. A mistake from both of Liverpool's full backs in the opening stages.
12 Mins: A burst of excitement from Liverpool as Harvey Elliott slips in Fabio Carvalho to fire just wide.
10 Mins: Strasbourg are causing problems for Liverpool early on as Marvin Senaya tests teenage ronaldo football dress keeper Harvey Davies from distance.
4 Mins: STRASBOURG IMMEDIATELY INTO THE LEAD!!!
The visitors take a shock lead at Anfield!!!
A whipped ball across the box is not dealt with by the Reds back line and Adrien Thomasson steals in on Isaac Mabaya to poke them in front!!
KICK OFF: WE ARE UNDERWAY AT ANFIELD!!!
15 Mins to KO: The stage is all set for Liverpool ronaldo shirt barcelona 's final preseason game of 2022/23.
30 Mins to KO: STRASBOURG TEAM NEWS CONFIRMED
40 Mins to KO: Harvey Elliott and Fabio Carvalho start in a much changed Liverpool side at Anfield.
1 Hr and 30 Mins to KO: Team news is in at Anfield!!
As expected a completely new starting XI for Liverpool following their Community Shield win over City.
2 Hrs to KO: One day after the team hoisted silverware, Jurgen Klopp will be hoping there's no let-up from his Liverpool side as they look to close preseason on a high note in front of their home fans.
Liverpool vs. Strasbourg lineups
With less than 24 hours between their Community Shield success and this game, Klopp rests his big names at Anfield ahead of that vital clash at Fulham next weekend.
Klopp has named a completely new starting XI, with Community Shield substitutes Harvey Elliott, James Milner and Fabio Carvalho all starting.
Liverpool lineup (4-3-3): Davies (GK) — Chambers, Konate, Gomez, Mabaya — Milner, Bajcetic, Morton — Carvalho, Frauendorf, Elliott.
Liverpool subs (5): Mrozek (GK), Phillips, Clark, Van Den Berg, Musialowski
Strasbourg start their Ligue 1 campaign against AS Monaco next weekend and Julien Stephan will name a starting lineup with that game in mind.
Strasbourg lineup (5-3-2): Sels (GK) — Lienard, Le Marchand, Nyamsi, Perrin, Senaya — Bellegarde, Aholou, Thomasson — Diallo, Ajorque.
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