barcelona vs liverpool

Liverpool dealt Barcelona a crushing 4-0 defeat in the first International Champions Cup match played at Wembley.

In the second half, a Javier Mascherano own goal against his former club, a Divock Origi strike and a looping stoppage-time Marko Grujic header added to a deserved scoreline that threatened to embarrass Lionel Messi and his team-mates.

By the time that Barca got to grips with Liverpool’s dynamic attacking play, the game – and the tournament – was beyond them, handing Paris Saint-Germain the title.

A hip issue meant Daniel Sturridge missed out for the Merseyside side, making way in one of three changes from the 2-1 defeat to Roma.

Sturridge’s former strike partner Luis Suarez started for Barca, who also made three alterations to the side that beat Leicester City, bringing in Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Mascherano and Sergio Busquets.

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