Blackburn 0 Liverpool 2

Pre-season games such as this are definitely games of two halves.  As is the norm Jürgen went for the twenty-two player option and we get told in the build up about players trying to impress.  In the first forty-five minutes of this game not too many actually impressed. James Milner missed a penalty five minutes into the encounter and just before halftime Adam Lallana hit the woodwork but Blackburn had been slightly the better side. The likes of Origi, Solanke and Ojo didn’t really stand out whilst at the back Moreno, Klavan and Matip continue to give as much cause for concern as they do optimism. The second half was different with Naby Keita pulling all the strings. He set up Sturridge on a couple of occasions but Dancing Dan’s finishing left a bit to be desired. The Danny himself created a chance for the Invisible man, Lazar Markovic who finally broke the deadlock. Then Keita set up Sturridge again and this time it was more typical finishing. The class of the second half stood out whereas in the first half there didn’t seem too much and the only highlights were the ones in Lallana’s daft haircut.

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