Mainz are coming up against Liverpool and some familiar faces to Bundesliga fans, such as Naby Keita. - © GEPA pictures/ Daniel Schoenherr via www.imago-images.de/imago images/GEPA pictures
Mainz are coming up against Liverpool and some familiar faces to Bundesliga fans, such as Naby Keita. - © GEPA pictures/ Daniel Schoenherr via www.imago-images.de/imago images/GEPA pictures
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Mainz 0-1 Liverpool: As it happened!

A late own-goal from Luca Kilian handed Mainz an undeserved defeat against Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool as the Bundesliga side continued their pre-season preparations.

Line-ups

Mainz: Zentner (Dahmen 46') - Nemeth (Meier 46'), Hack (St. Juste 46'), Niakhate (c) ((Bell 46') - Brosinski (Barreiro 46'), Kohr (Tauer 46'), Papela (Rupil 46'), Martin (Lucoqui 46') - Nebel (Wanner 46'), Bobzien, Boetius (Killian 46')
Unused subs:
Out: Lee (ankle)
Coach: Bo Svensson 

Liverpool: Kelleher (Adrian 46') - Alexander-Arnold (N. Williams 46'), Konate (Phillips 46'), Matip (Koumetio 46'), Tsimikas (Beck 46') - Elliot (Clarkson 46'), Milner (c) (Gordon 46'), Keita (Morton 46') - Salah (Jones 46'), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Origi 46'), Mane (Minamino 46')
Unused subs: H. Davies, Jota, Cain, Clarkson, Bradley
Out: Gomez (knee), Van Dijk (knee)
Coach: Jürgen Klopp

Live updates!

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Mainz
SECOND HALF
Liverpool
Friendly
Pre-season friendly
Pre-season friendlyGrödig, Austria
88'

GREAT EFFORT!

Timothy Rupil almost brings Mainz level straight away with a fantastic free-kick struck for the left top corner, but it goes inches wide.
86'

LIVERPOOL AHEAD

It's a late goal against Mainz and comes from one of their own. Killian attempts to clear a cut-back from the left but miscues his effort and the ball flies into his own net.
86'

Luca Kilian own-goal

GOAL!

0:1
Luca Kilian own-goal
77'

HUGE CHANCE!

A corner swings into the middle from the right via Stöger and Wanner meets it full on the volley from 18 yards. It's a fantastic strike on his left, and it forces Adrian into a good save.

INTO THE FINAL 15...

It's been a slow second half so far in Austria as the search for goals go on, but both sides are getting valuable minutes under their belts.
65'

DRINKS BREAK

Another pause in play here as the two sides go off for drinks.
62'

MAINZ LOOKING COMFORTABLE

The Bundesliga side have looked the better of the two here so far in the second half. No major chances since that early one for Barreiro, but Svensson's players are giving this now young Liverpool side plenty of work to do.
52'

SO FAR SO GOOD

Mainz handling themselves well again so far in the second half, with these two teams basically starting the game again freshly.
48'

GOOD CHANCE

Tauer and Barreiro combine in the Liverpool area, but the shot that follows is just off target.
46'

BACK UNDERWAY!

11 changes for Liverpool and the same for Mainz as we start this second half.
Kick-off!
45'

HALF-TIME IN AUSTRIA!

A fair half between Mainz and Liverpool, with chances at both ends but no goals as we head into half-time. We're expecting some changes for the start of the second half.
Half-time

FUN IN THE SUN SO FAR!

It's been a good battle so far between these two sides, but no goals as we approach the break.
40'

ZENTNER DENIES ANOTHER!

Liverpool open up the Mainz defence as Keita finds Oxlade-Chamberlain in space to the left of the penalty area. He opens his body and curls a shot for the far bottom corner, but Zentner reads it well and parries the ball away.
36'

ALEXANDER-ARNOLD FREE-KICK!

A good chance from just 22 yards out as Alexander-Arnold steps up to a free-kick, but he curls this one over Zentner and the Mainz crossbar.
32'

MANE DENIED BY ZENTNER!

Salah's cut-back from the right is deflected in front of goal by Niakhate and falls kindly for Mane to hit at goal from close-range. His effort takes a touch off Nemeth before Zentner makes a good save low to his left to put the ball behind.
27'

BACK UNDERWAY

The ball is rolling again after that short break with the scoreline still level at 0-0.
25'

DRINKS BREAK!

Both players head to the sidelines for a few minutes of recovery with the heat high in Austria.
21'

FIRST SHOT ON GOAL!

Tidy play down the right between Kohr and Bobzien sends Brosinski into the Liverpool area. He takes a touch in his stride and fires a shot at the near post, but it's straight into the arms of Kelleher.
19'

FIRST HALF SO FAR

There's a good tempo to this game in Austria, with Liverpool still looking to control possession. Mainz's three-man defence is looking sound, however, with Brosinski and Martin dropping in from wing-back when needed.
12'

MAINZ GETTING FORWARD

The Bundesliga side have had to play without much of the ball for the start of this game, but Svensson's side are growing into this one as they continue to push forward in search of some attacking play of their own.
8'

FIRST CHANCE!

Mainz break down the right and Nebel crosses into the penalty area with Boetius waiting at the back post. It's a fine first touch to control, but his shot which follows is blocked away by Matip.
7'

ALMOST THE OPENER

A corner swings in from the right by Alexander-Arnold, and it comes to the back post where Oxlade-Chamberlain is in prime position to get a shot on goal. However, it's Papela who slides in ahead of him to put the ball out for a corner.
4'

LIVERPOOL ON THE BALL

The side in red this evening after enjoying most of the early possession, but Mainz look secure in defence and are looking to counter when the win the ball back. Boetius is out on the left to start, with Nebel on the right and Bobzien through the middle.
1'

HERE WE GO!

The ball is rolling in Austria for Mainz against Liverpool.
Kick-off!

A MOMENT OF SILENCE

Both teams meet in the middle of the pitch for a moment of silence before the game, in memory of those affected by the floodings in Germany over the past weeks.

KICK-OFF COMING UP!

We're just a few minutes away from getting this pre-season friendly underway in Grödig, Austria. Don't go anywhere!

MAINZ TO STRIKE AGAIN?

Mainz and Liverpool have met once before in friendly action, the 05ers picking up a 4-0 win in August 2016. Brosinski opened the scoring that day.
3:22

WATCH: THE SVENSSON EFFECT

How Bo Svensson masterminded Mainz's remarkable escape from relegation last season.

MAINZ TEAM NEWS

Head coach Bo Svensson is giving some youngsters a run out this evening. There's no out-and-out striker from the start, so we're expecting a front three of 18-year-old Ben Bobzien, Jean-Paul Boetius and another 18-year-old, Paul Nebel. Merveille Papela also earns game-time from the get-go in midfield.

LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS

The Premier League side have put out a strong starting XI for this evening's game, with former Bundesliga star Ibrahima Konate lining up in the centre of defence for his new club. Mohamed Salah also starts alongside Sadio Mane in attack, while two more former Bundesliga players, Naby Keita and Joel Matip, also start.

MAINZ STARTING XI!

Zentner - Nemeth, Hack, Niakhate (c) - Brosinski, Kohr, Papela, Martin - Bobzien, Boetius, Nebel

MAINZ SUBS

Dahmen, Bell, Killian, St. Juste, Barreiro, Tauer, Stöger, Meier, Rupil, Lucoqui, Wanner

LIVERPOOL STARTING XI!

Kelleher - Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Matip, Tsimikas - Keita, Milner (c), Oxlade-Chamberlain - Salah, Mane, Elliot

LIVERPOOL SUBS

Adrian, Karius, H. Davies, Jones, Minamino, Jota, Origi, Phillips, Gordon, Beck, Cain, Clarkson, N. Williams, Morton, Bradley, Koumetio
6:24

WATCH: JÜRGEN KLOPP, MADE IN THE BUNDESLIGA

THE STORY ON LIVERPOOL

Klopp spent seven years as a coach at Mainz before another stint of the same length at Dortmund, where he won two Bundesliga titles. The 54-year-old has been in charge on Merseyside since October 2015 and guided Liverpool to a first league title in three decades. He and his squad are in Austria as they prepare for the 2021/22 campaign, beginning pre-season earlier in the week with two 1-1 draws over 30 minutes each against VfB Stuttgart and Wacker Innsbruck.

PRE-SEASON SO FAR!

This is Mainz’s third pre-season friendly of the summer, after 11-0 and 2-1 wins over Planig and Würzburger Kickers respectively. Both line-ups have been close to what many would consider the 05ers’ likely team come their opening Bundesliga game against RB Leipzig on 15 August – expect to see the same again at the Greisbergers Betten-Arena in Grödig, Austria.

WELCOME!

As Bundesliga teams continue their pre-season preparations, Mainz are facing an old friend this evening as they meet Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool for a friendly match in Austria.