Liverpool 7-2 Blackpool: Comeback demolition for Jurgen Klopp’s side as teen stars Harvey Elliott and Sepp Van den Berg score first senior goals
- Liverpool finished off their pre-season against Neil Critchley’s Blackpool
- Blackpool took the lead early following an error from Liverpool’s Billy Koumetio
- A penalty saw Blackpool take a 2-0 lead before Liverpool turned on the style
- Teen stars Harvey Elliott and Sepp Van den Berg got their first senior goals
And, despite going two goals down and having several big names missing due to international duty, the Reds surged into life to pull off a demolition comeback.
Harvey Elliott took his chance to impress for Liverpool by grabbing his first senior goal
An early Blackpool goal was gifted courtesy of youngster Billy Koumetio, whose error allowed CJ Hamilton to capitalise and score.
A penalty soon after was duly converted by Jerry Yates, before Liverpool quickly jolted into life with Klopp bellowing from the touchline.
Returning defender Joel Matip handed his side a boost after converting on the cusp of half time, before words of wisdom at the interval clearly resonated with the Liverpool players.
The hosts would come out for the second period and go on to hit the back of the net six times, blowing away their opponents with superior fitness levels.
A frantic four-minute spell saw both Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino ripple the net, before teenager Harvey Elliott slalomed through Blackpool bodies before firing powerful and low to register his first senior goal.
Takumi Minamino, who looked bright and industrious throughout the contest, was rewarded with a goal of his own before substitute Divock Origi scored after being set up by local lad Curtis Jones.
Icing was placed on the cake with another teen breaking their senior scoring duck, with Dutch defender Sepp Van den Berg finding the back of the net.