The powerful line-up included Wijnaldum, Mane, Sturridge, Firmino and Emre Can. The first half was exciting end-to-end football, and after falling behind 1-0 Liverpool equalized through a deft header from Dejan Lovren, for Sheyi Ojo to finish off from a well-struck James Milner corner kick. Klopp used the second half to swap the entire side, leaving just Wijnaldum on the pitch and using all but one of his reserves.
Following Barcelona, the team heads to Germany for their final match against Klopp’s old team Mainz 05. The two big hit-outs are the precursor to the season opener against Arsenal at the Emirates.