Liverpool Cruise to 3-0 Win over Hertha Berlin in 2017 Pre-Season Match

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistJuly 29, 2017

Berlin's Swiss defender Fabian Lustenberger (R) and Liverpool's Senegalese midfielder Sadio Mane vie for the ball during a friendly football match Hertha Berlin vs Liverpool in Berlin, Germany, on July 29, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALL        (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Liverpool defeated Hertha Berlin on their travels in pre-season, as the Reds won 3-0 in Germany on Saturday.

Dominic Solanke opened the scoring for the Premier League side after 15 minutes, with Adam Lallana providing a smart assist.

Georginio Wijnaldum made it 2-0 before half-time, and Liverpool were cruising as the hosts struggled with the task at hand.

Mohamed Salah added a third for Liverpool after a beautiful lob from the new signing nestled in the net.

Sadio Mane returned to the first team after ending last season with an injury, and he appeared sharp as the visitors dominated in front of a huge crowd.

Liverpool provided their lineup before the match, but Divock Origi was forced out of the game after an issue during the warm-up. Solanke replaced him:

Liverpool were excellent from the opening whistle, with manager Jurgen Klopp animated in the technical area back in his homeland.

There was a smile on the coach's face as his side took the lead, with Solanke proving he is going to compete for a striker's berth in the months ahead.

The youngster was clinical as the Reds took the lead after 15 minutes, as Solanke looped his header into the far corner.

Solanke is an excellent prospect, and the teenager appears ready for the rigours of life in the English league after coming through the ranks at Chelsea.

Liverpool's Team players celebrate with Liverpool's English striker Dominic Solanke after he scored 0:1 during a friendly football match Hertha Berlin vs Liverpool in Berlin, Germany, on July 29, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALL        (Photo credit s
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Liverpool doubled their lead after 38 minutes, with Wijnaldum passing the ball into the back of the net with ease.

The Dutchman was composed as he took his opportunity, and the Reds were combining well through the midfield and attack.

Klopp made multiple changes at half-time, bringing on Andy Robertson for his debut in defence after his transfer from Hull City.

Daniel Sturridge also arrived into the game, and the England international was dangerous as he found his way into the encounter.

It was 3-0 to Liverpool shortly after the hour mark, as Salah lobbed the goalkeeper with a sumptuous finish after a fantastic pass from Philippe Coutinho.

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp reacts prior the friendly football match Hertha Berlin vs Liverpool in Berlin, Germany, on July 29, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALL        (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Brazilian released the forward with his immense vision, and the Egyptian made no mistake as the crowd applauded the strike.

Liverpool continued to play an attractive brand of attacking football, and Hertha could only push forward during rare spells with the ball on the break.

The Germans were way off the pace as the English team cantered to victory, and Liverpool's fitness and creativity looked good ahead of the start of the new campaign.

Salah continued to be a threat throughout the second half, and the attacker will be a major force for his new team in the Premier League.

It turned into an easy day at the office for Klopp's men, and Liverpool fans will be excited by what they witnessed in Berlin.

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