Liverpool 3-4 Bayern Munich: Jurgen Klopp’s side fall to first defeat of pre-season in Singapore

Goals from Cody Gakpo (2) and Virgil van Dijk (28) put Liverpool in a commanding position before Serge Gnabry (33) and Leroy Sane (42) ensured the game was tied at the break; Luiz Diaz’s goal (66) was cancelled out by Josip Stanisic (80) before Frans Kratzig (90+1) sealed the win

Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool suffered their first defeat of pre-season as 20-year-old Frans Kratzig’s stunning stoppage-time strike secured a 4-3 win for Bayern Munich in Singapore.

Jurgen Klopp calmed injury concerns surrounding Alexis Mac Allister, who started in midfield alongside Dominik Szoboszlai with Curtis Jones operating in behind in a holding role, after he went off at half-time with a knee problem.

“He could have played on,” said Klopp after the game. “But we didn’t want to go [with] any risks. It’s just knee on knee, bruise, that’s it. It was fine.”

Substitute Diaz then put Liverpool back into the lead (66) after being set up by Mo Salah inside the box, but Bayern equalised for a second time through Josip Stanisic (80) before Kratzig won the game (90+1).

Bayern, who started the game with 18-year-old forward Mathys Tel up front, were without a senior No 9 in their squad as talks for Tottenham striker Harry Kane continue.

Liverpool now head home from south-east Asia with their Premier League opener at Chelsea on August 13 – live onΒ Sky SportsΒ – less than two weeks away.

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