Red Bull Salzburg vs Liverpool: Benjamin Sesko Scores As Reds Lose Last Friendly Game
Premier League-linked Benjamin Sesko scored before the half-time break on the counter-attack to ensure Liverpool lost for the second time this pre-season as the Reds went down 1-0 to Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg.
In Liverpool’s last pre-season friendly before Saturday’s Community Shield against Manchester City, Jurgen Klopp put out a second-string side in Austria but started marquee signing Nunez fresh off his four goals against RB Leipzig last week.
The Uruguayan forward struck the crossbar in a frustrating first half for the Reds, which saw them fall behind on the counter-attack courtesy of another familiar name in the transfer window.
Benjamin Sesko, linked to Manchester United and Newcastle in the UK media, swept past Adrian at the half-hour mark after superbly bursting past Ibrahima Konate to start the attack off.
Nunez was taken off at half-time and Liverpool had a near-full strength side on 60 minutes and created far more chances.
The best fell to Luis Diaz just minutes after coming on, with the Colombian playing a one-two with Jordan Henderson before forcing young Salzburg goalkeeper Nico Mantl into a good save.
Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah forced Mantl into a good save before Diaz had a run and finish disallowed for offside.