Liverpool concluded their preseason with a remarkable 3-1 victory over Bundesliga side SV Darmstadt 98 on August 7, 2023. The thrilling match took place at Deepdale Stadium, which temporarily hosted the encounter as the home of Championship club Preston North End.
Jurgen Klopp’s team wasted no time in asserting their dominance, with Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah securing a 2-0 lead within the first 10 minutes. However, SV Darmstadt 98, freshly promoted to the top flight in Germany, quickly responded as Mathias Honsak found the back of the net, showcasing their resilience.
The momentum stayed firmly in Liverpool’s favor throughout the game. Their third goal materialized just before the hour-mark, with Luis Diaz executing a clever flick at the near post. This finesse redirected a corner kick from new Liverpool player Dominik Szoboszlai into the goal, expanding Liverpool’s lead.
Looking ahead, having clinched fifth place in the Premier League last season, is set to participate in the Europa League. Their next challenge awaits against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, marking the commencement of the 2023-24 season in England’s top-flight football.
It’s worth noting that the match was staged at Deepdale Stadium due to ongoing expansion work on Liverpool‘s Anfield Road stand, with completion expected by October.