Lyon coach raves about 'amazing' Liverpool after pre-season clash

Sylvinho Manager of Olympique Lyonnais during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais at Emirates Stadium on July 28, 2019 in London, England.

Harry Wilson and Roberto Firmino helped Premier League powerhouses Liverpool beat Lyon on Wednesday despite Alisson Becker's first-half howler.

Sylvinho Manager of Olympique Lyonnais during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais at Emirates Stadium on July 28, 2019 in London, England.

New Lyon manager Sylvinho has paid tribute to an ‘amazing’ Liverpool side after Jurgen Klopp’s Reds triumphed 3-1 in Wednesday’s pre-season clash, speaking to the club’s official website.

After defeats to Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Napoli, plus a 2-2 draw against Sporting Lisbon, the Champions of Europe got their preparations back on track with a much-improved performance, and result, against Ligue 1 outfit Lyon at the Stade de Geneve.

 

Liverpool have made a series of unforced errors over the summer and a howler from goalkeeper Alisson Becker gifted Lyon an early lead. But this time the Merseyside giants fought back, Harry Wilson firing home a 25-yard screamer to seal a win after an equaliser from Roberto Firmino and a horror own-goal from Joachim Andersen.

And Sylvinho, the former Manchester City and Arsenal left-back who took over from Bruno Genesio at Lyon recently, has taken the time to praise a team who were just one point away from sealing a Premier League and Champions League double last season.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Harry Wilson of Liverpool celebrates after scoring during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Liverpool and Olympique Lyonnais at Stade de Geneve on...

"Liverpool is an amazing team with an incredible coach as well,” he said. “They have very good players. It's a very physical team (but) also technical.

“All you have to do is watch what they did last season. They played very well."

With the Community Shield looming large against a fearsome Manchester City side, Klopp will be hoping Alisson’s first-half flap is the last costly mistake his team will be responsible for over the next few months.

After a testing pre-season tour, Liverpool showed signs of recovery against Lyon. And they still haven’t welcomed back Sadio Mane and Mo Salah.

Lyon's Dutch striker Memphis Depay (L) shoots from the penalty spot to score his team's first goal against Liverpool's Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker during a pre-season friendly...

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