Photo: Carvalho and Nunez don new Liverpool home kit for the first time on-pitch against Crystal Palace
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Photo: Carvalho and Nunez don new Liverpool home kit for the first time on-pitch against Crystal Palace

Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in Singapore today as they debuted their new Nike home kit.

The Reds looked smart in the new, all red, kit, as goals from Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson saw off Patrick Vieira’s side.

New signings Fabio Carvalho and Darwin Nunez played together for the first time after being introduced as second-half substitutes.

Both went close to getting off the mark for Liverpool, too. Only smart goalkeeping from Vincente Guaita prevented both players from scoring their first goals for their new team.

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Carvalho settling in on the left

Fabio Carvalho came on at half-time amongst what looked like near-enough Liverpool’s first-choice eleven.

It was the same eleven seen in training yesterday. Only Ibrahima Konate was missing after filling in for the injured Joe Gomez in the first-half.

The 19-year-old looked the part as he buzzed about with his new teammates. You wouldn’t have known he was playing with some for the very first time such was his assurance.

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He was denied what would have been a brilliant moment from Guaita, too. Drifiting in onto his right foot, he bent a low shot towards the far corner. The goalkeeper was equal to it, but Carvalho so nearly fulfilled his prediction of scoring in Singapore.

Henderson amongst the goals

There was a lot of new attacking threat on the pitch for Liverpool. But in the end it was their longest serving player who got the first goal in the new kit.

Jordan Henderson strode onto a pull-back from Harvey Elliott to bury a lovely curler past Guaita early in the first-half.

It was reminiscent of a goal the captain scored at Selhurst Park in December 2020 in a 7-0 win. Lovely stuff from Henderson as he sent a reminder that he’s still very much part of Klopp’s best options in midfield.

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The 32-year-old applauded the contribution of Elliott, who’s good work opened up the opportunity.

And Elliott ensured the home crowd got what they came for as he celebrated the game’s opening goal in typically passionate fashion.

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The best of the rest

Salah bagged the second early in the second-half to hand Liverpool the coveted Standard Chartered Singapore Trophy. Here’s a few more snaps of The Reds in action in the new kit.

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Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

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