Dominik Solanke scored his first goal for Liverpool as the Reds won 2:0 against Crystal Palace in the first game at Premier League Asia Trophy, with second half goals by the second-half substitutes Dominic Solanke and Divock Origi.
The young England U20 striker received the ball close to the box turned and fired a low shot to make it 1:0 in the 61st minute.
In the 80th minute Coutinho advances in the penalty area shot the ball, which was deflected by a Crystal Palace defender. It has fallen into Divock Origi’s feet and he scored fro 2:0 from six yards out.
Liverpool were the better side and dominated the game played at the Hong Kong Stadium. The Reds will play against Leicester City on Saturday, July 22.
The first chance for the Reds to open the scoresheet came in the 13th minute thanks to a exchange of passes between Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold on the right edge of the penalty area. Daniel Sturridge’s shot was blocked by Crystal Palace defender, however.
Mohamed Salah played a good first half, bursting past Palace defenders and has been applauded loudly by the fans. The young Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic has also had a good match was also to score on two occassions.
Cristal Palace spared a chance in 27th minute when Andros Townsend found Anderson inside the box, but Simon Mignolet saved.
Liverpool made 11 shots on target against only 1 for Crystal Palace. The made 38 dangerous attacks, while Eagles had 14.
Liverpool started with Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Gomez, Moreno, Henderson, Lallana, Woodburn, Salah, Firmino and Sturridge. Clop change his side in the second half with Karius, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Milner, Coutinho, Grujic, Klavan, Origi, Solanke, Flanagan and Ryan Kent.