There isn’t much that a team as wildly successful as Liverpool hasn’t accomplished over the years. But winning 7-2 away from home was one such thing. Not any more.
It was always going to be a mostly shadow XI at the LNER Stadium (a.k.a. Sincil Bank), and the players certainly made the most of their rare opportunities to get some game time.
Xherdan Shaqiri made his first start since the Club World Cup, and opened the scoring with a brilliant free-kick. Takumi Minamino was next to find the net, and he later added another and provided the assist for the final goal of the night.
Curtis Jones then bagged a brace before half time to continue his impressive form. The young Scouser now has five goals and an assist for the first team, having only accumulated 8.7 per 90s.
Marko Grujic scored his first goal for the club – having not even made an appearance since December 2017 – before Divock Origi rounded things off by scoring during his first match of the campaign. Here are the match stats.
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