Liverpool too much to handle for OL
. AS IT HAPPENED .
4'. Memphis converts from the penalty spot after Alisson fouls Dembélé inside the box. 0-1.
7'. Wilson's shot deflects off Andersen and hits the post.
14'. Dembélé's low, dangerous effort is stopped by Alisson.
17'. Firmino fires home from a tight angle to level the score. 1-1.
21'. Liverpool take the lead on an Andersen own-goal. 2-1.
53'. Wilson's long-range strike adds to Liverpool's advantage. 3-1.
60'. Traoré gets a good look at goal but can't beat Alisson from close range.
82'. Henderson shoots just wide.
. THE MATCH .
Just three days removed from their Emirates Cup win over Arsenal, OL faced another Premier League heavyweight Wednesday evening at the Stade de Genéve. Defending European champions Liverpool FC were preseason opponent number four for Sylvinho and company, who despite the quality of their adversary, took an early lead when Memphis converted from the penalty spot after Alisson brought down Dembélé inside the box. The Reds' reaction, however, was ruthless as Jürgen Klopp's side took the lead within a four-minute span, thanks to Firmino and an Andersen own-goal.
Lyon made several substitutions at the break, with the likes of Tousart, Tatarusanu, Marcelo and Sheikh coming on, but nothing really changed over the course of the final 45 minutes. Liverpool, in fact, continued to develop their game and widened the gap on a long-range blast from Harry Wilson. The second period was much less fluid, with numerous changes for both sides. Klopp's men quietly managed their lead on the scoreboard, even though OL managed to create a few situations after changing to a 4-4-2 formation. The next and last dress rehearsal ahead of the new Ligue 1 Conforama season is this Saturday, against Bouremouth.
. BOXSCORE .
Stade de Genève.
Goals: Memphis (sp 4') for OL. Firmino (17'), Andersen (own-goal 21'), Wilson (53') for Liverpool.
OL: Lopes (Tatarusanu, 46') - Dubois (cap.) (Tete, 63'), Andersen (Solet, 65'), Denayer (Marcelo, 46'), Marçal (Rafael, 22') - Mendes (Tousart, 46'), Lucas (Cheikh, 46'), Aouar (Fofana, 75') - Traoré (Kitala, 63'), Dembélé (Gouiri, 65'), Memphis (Caqueret, 63'). Coach: Sylvinho.