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They’ve finally done it! Liverpool have just won a Premier League trophy

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They’ve done it!

All those years of falling just short, Steven Gerrard’s slip, it’s all been wiped away by a historic Premier League trophy.

Just look at Jordan Henderson and the lads celebrating their magnificent achievement…

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Hang on, that trophy doesn’t look right.

What’s that? It’s the Premier League ASIA trophy? Oh, never mind then.

Liverpool secured their not-so-historic with a 2-1 win over Leciester inside the Hong Kong Stadium.

Islam Slimani opened the scoring in the pre-season friendly with a powerful back-post header.

Leicester took the lead through Islam Slimani very early on

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Leicester took the lead through Islam Slimani very early on

Mo Salah equalised with a deft header eight minutes later after he was heavily involved in the build-up.

The Egyptian winger looks to be a fine addition to Liverpool’s talented front line.

Just before half-time, Philippe Coutinho proved to the world why Barcelona’s £72million offer for him seems derisory in today’s bloated market-place where ‘silly-money’ is becoming the norm.

Coutinho scored a brilliant winner any Brazilian would have been proud of.

Taking a pass from his fellow countryman Roberto Firmino, Coutinho side-stepped Daniel Amartey then swept a majestic right-footer beyond Kasper Schmeichel which nestled halfway up the Dane’s net.

It was a stunning way to seal Liverpool’s victory.

Philippe Coutinho gave Liverpool the lead in spectacular fashion

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Philippe Coutinho gave Liverpool the lead in spectacular fashion

Leicester soaked up some early Reds pressure then, in typical Foxes fashion, sprang forward to catch the lads from the Kop on the hop with Riyad Mahrez troubling defenders in the opening exchanges.


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The Algerian danced his way past a posse of players to gasps of delight from a 40,000 crowd – almost entirely made up of Liverpool fans – to remind everyone why the Foxes won’t consider anything south of £50million for their want-away winger.

Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah linked up superbly for the first goal

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Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah linked up superbly for the first goal

There was a moment of comic relief for fans to enjoy.

The stadium’s PA announcer got into a muddle trying to pronounce Slimani’s name and instead said ‘silly money’, which is rather appropriate given recent events in the world of football.

While it may not have been the Premier League trophy Liverpool have been craving for over two decades, the performance would have encouraged fans thinking about the season ahead.

Coutinho, Firmino, Salah and the absent Sadio Mane could well be the most devastating forward line in the league this coming season.


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