Liverpool gallery: Mane, Matip and Karius make debut in Tranmere win

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp during training

The three new arrivals started the club's first friendly of the summer, which saw Liverpool beat their local rivals courtesy of a Danny Ings goal.

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino in action with Tranmere's Scott DaviesLiverpool's Roberto Firmino in action with Tranmere's Scott Davies

 

Three new Liverpool signings made their debut in Friday's win 1-0 win over Tranmere Rovers, with Loris Karius, Joel Matip and Sadio Mane all getting 45 minutes under their belt.

The game was settled by a goal from forward Danny Ings in the second half, making solid progress as he returns from a serious knee injury and looking like he will be ready to challenge for a first team spot at the start of the season.

But a lot of the focus will be on the Reds' trio of new stars that played the first half. German goalkeeper Karius, expected to challenge Simon Mignolet for the number one shirt, began the match and kept a clean sheet before being replaced by Adam Bogdan at half time.

Matip also started the game. The free transfer arrival has consistently been one of the best defenders in the Bundesliga over the last few years, even though Schalke have suffered a dip over the last couple of campaigns that saw them slip out of the Champions League positions come the season's end.

The Cameroon international played every match in the league last season, and managed to score three goals to boot - no surprise considering his aerial prowess.

Finally, Sadio Mane began up front with Roberto Firmino, and linked well with the Brazilian towards the end of the half. Plenty of young players also got a look in across the 90 minutes, while Lazar Markovic also featured in the second period.

Below is a selection of pictures from the game:

Liverpool's Loris Karius warms up before the matchLiverpool's Loris Karius warms up before the match

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp and Saido Mane before the matchLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp and Saido Mane before the match

Liverpool's Saido Mane shootsLiverpool's Saido Mane shoots

Liverpool's Saido Mane in actionLiverpool's Saido Mane in action

Liverpool's Danny Ings looks dejectedLiverpool's Danny Ings looks dejected

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino in actionLiverpool's Roberto Firmino in action

Liverpool's Danny Ings celebrates after scoring their first goal with team matesLiverpool's Danny Ings celebrates after scoring their first goal with team mates

Liverpool's Jonathan Flanagan in action with Tranmere's Darren StephensonLiverpool's Jonathan Flanagan in action with Tranmere's Darren Stephenson

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