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Summary

  1. Friendly result: Hertha Berlin 0-3 Liverpool
  2. Solanke, a late addition to the starting XI, scores header
  3. Wijnaldum & Salah also on target for Reds
  4. Emirates Cup result: Arsenal 5-2 Benfica
  5. Walcott scores twice, Giroud & Iwobi also on target
  6. Result: Chelsea 1-2 Inter Milan

Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

Goodbye

So, wins for Arsenal and Liverpool while Chelsea are heading back to England after defeat against Inter Milan.

Many thanks for your company.

Remember, the real thing is just two weeks away. Who's excited?

FULL-TIME

Hertha Berlin 0-3 Liverpool

Two weeks to the start of the Premier League season and Liverpool are shaping up well.

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Hertha Berlin 0-3 Liverpool

Huge noise from Liverpool's travelling fans rings around the Olympic Stadium as the clock ticks down. There's around a minute left. Positives all over the pitch for Jurgen Klopp.

Hertha Berlin 0-3 Liverpool

Mo Salah is eveywhere. This might be a friendly but he's putting in the hard miles. There has been a decent tempo to this game and the Reds, with a set of fresh legs on the pitch, are finishing strongly.

Hertha Berlin 0-3 Liverpool

Around 10 minutes to go. This has been a solid workout for the Reds in front of a 54,279 crowd. Liverpool's next test after this is against German champions Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

YELLOW CARD

Hertha Berlin 0-3 Liverpool

Ryan Kent is making Hertha full-back Peter Pekarík look very ordinary. Pekarik is getting the run around and eventually drags the 20-year-old to the ground - an act which earns him a deserved yellow card.

CLOSE!

Hertha Berlin 0-3 Liverpool

Young Ryan Kent, who has spent time on loan at Coventry City and Barnsley, is getting some first-team minutes under his belt while Jon Flanagan has also just come on.

Daniel Sturridge goes close to a fourth. A jinking run ends in a diving save by Hertha's keeper.

Hertha Berlin 0-3 Liverpool

Around 20 minutes left on the clock. Liverpool have this won. It's now a case of leaving Berlin without any more injuries as far as Jurgen Klopp is concerned.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
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Hertha Berlin 0-3 Liverpool

The game stops for another round of mass substitutions. Philippe Coutinho gets a standing ovation after making way.

GOAL - Hertha Berlin 0-3 Liverpool

Mohamed Salah

What a lovely goal.

Liverpool are turning on the style and Mohamed Salah lobs the keeper from distance after a deliciously-weighted pass by Philippe Coutinho.

Coutinho-Salah...a combination which promises goals in 2017-18.

Mohammed Salah celebrates with his Liverpool teammates
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Hertha Berlin 0-2 Liverpool

Lots of Liverpool fans are taking the opportunity to enjoy a pint in their seat in the Olympic Stadium.

It's a great atmosphere in Berlin and German midfielder Emre Can gets a huge round of applause after being replaced.

Among those watching is Jurgen Klinsmann.

Emre Can in action for Liverpool
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Emirates Cup

Arsenal 5-2 Benfica

Arsenal are back in action at 16:20 BST on Sunday when they face Sevilla, who beat RB Leipzig 1-0 earlier. Leipzig take on Benfica at 14:00 BST.

CLOSE!

Hertha Berlin 0-2 Liverpool

Nice work by debutant Andrew Robertson who sends a fizzing cross into Hertha's six-yard area but Mohamed Salah narrowly fails to tuck home.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Hertha Berlin 0-2 Liverpool

The match restarts! Here's how we line up for the second half...

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The match restarts! Here's how we line up for the second half... [0-2] 📺 lfc.tv/LFCvHertha

FULL-TIME

Arsenal 5-2 Benfica

You don't hear of too many eight-point wins. Arsenal go straight to the top of the 2017 Emirates Cup table.

KICK-OFF

Hertha Berlin 0-2 Liverpool

Liverpool are back out in Germany. Jurgen Klopp has made a raft of changes. Mohamed Salah is among those on while Andrew Robertson is making his debut.

Arsenal 5-2 Benfica

A number of positives for Arsene Wenger. One of the biggest is the performance of Sead Kolasinac. He's been involved at both ends of the pitch. A really encouraging display by the new signing.

Arsenal 5-2 Benfica

Around eight minutes left at the Emirates. Surely long enough for another goal.

Origi update

Hertha Berlin 0-2 Liverpool

Liverpool have posted an update on Divock Origi's late withdrawal in Berlin. The forward was down to start before Dominic Solanke was promoted from the bench.

"Divock Origi did not start Liverpool's pre-season friendly with Hertha Berlin on Saturday as planned after feeling tightness in his hamstring," reads a Liverpool statement.

"The striker was due to begin the contest, but was withdrawn from the line-up during the warm up as a precautionary measure."

Arsenal 5-2 Benfica

Remember, it's three points for a win and an additional point for each goal scored in the Emirates Cup.

Arsenal currently have eight points.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Arsenal 5-2 Benfica

A ridiculous number of substitutions taking place at the Emirates right now. Theo Walcott won't be taking home the match ball. His number is up. One of the biggest roars of the afternoon greets the introduction of Alexandre Lacazette.

Alexandre Lacazette makes his Emirates bow
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HALF-TIME

Hertha Berlin 0-2 Liverpool

Liverpool are in control in Germany.

GOAL - Arsenal 5-2 Benfica

Alex Iwobi

And another! Some of the marking in this game has been pretty shabby but the finishing is top notch.

Alex Iwobi lashes home an unstoppable effort from inside the area and the Gunners are out of sight.

Alex Iwobi enjoys his goal
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GOAL - Arsenal 4-2 Benfica

Olivier Giroud

It's raining goals in north London.

Olivier Giroud joins the party with a volley following Reiss Nelson's dragback and pinpoint cross.

It's pouring down but the home fans are enjoying this.

Olivier Giroud celebrates
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GOAL - Hertha Berlin 0-2 Liverpool

Georginio Wijnaldum

Smart finish from Georginio Wijnaldum which all came after Dominic Solanke's perseverance to win the ball back. The Reds are looking razor sharp in Germany.

Georginio Wijnaldum scores
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Hertha Berlin 0-1 Liverpool

Around 10 minutes left in the first half in Berlin where Liverpool lead thanks to Dominic Solanki's fine header.

So far so good for Jurgen Klopp's men in the early evening sunshine.

Dominic Solanke
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Arsenal 3-2 Benfica

Hat-trick chance for Theo Walcott after Olivier Giroud shields the ball from a red shirt before setting up his team-mate 10 yards out.

Surely a goal? No, Walcott can't keep his composure and blazes over before taking a tumble and thumping the ground in disgust.

Theo Walcott misses
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Arsenal 3-2 Benfica

Umbrellas spotted in the crowd at the Emirates. The great British summer...

Meanwhile, Calum Chambers has started the second half in place of Rob Holding.

GOAL - Arsenal 3-2 Benfica

Lisandro Lopez (own goal)

Theo Walcott is involved again as he tries to pick out Olivier Giroud - Lisandro Lopez slicing it pass his own keeper while trying to cut out the pass. The Gunners are back in the lead.

Theo Walcott
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Hertha Berlin 0-1 Liverpool

A word about Liverpool's goal. It was a terrific spot by Adam Lallana to pick out Dominic Solanke.

Sadio Mane has just volleyed narrowly over the bar after a terrific solo run.

Sadio Mane watches the ball drop
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KICK-OFF

Arsenal 2-2 Benfica

Back under way at the Emirates where fans were treated to a first-half goal fest.

Hertha Berlin 0-1 Liverpool

Twenty minutes on the clock. Sadio Mane back in action, Dominic Solanke's goal, Philippe Coutinho spraying the ball to all areas...lots of encouraging signs for Jurgen Klopp.

GOAL - Hertha Berlin 0-1 Liverpool

Dominic Solanke

Dominic Solanke
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Dominic Solanke's cute header puts the Reds ahead.

The 19-year-old stretches his neck muscles to get on the end of a cross and the ball loops over the keeper into the net.

That's his second goal in a Liverpool shirt. A highly encouraging start to his Reds career.

Hertha Berlin 0-0 Liverpool

What a terrific noise in Berlin. Liverpool fans have travelled in numbers and are contributing to a great atmosphere.

Sadio Mane is putting himself about and he's just scuffed a great chance inside the area.

Hertha Berlin 0-0 Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has been taking style lessons from Tony Pulis. The Liverpool boss is sporting a red LFC baseball cap on his return to Germany.

Hertha Berlin 0-0 Liverpool

A late change before kick-off sees new signing Dominic Solanke replace Divock Origi up front for the Reds.

HALF-TIME

Arsenal 2-2 Benfica

Decent game. Theo Walcott is on a hat-trick.

Hertha Berlin 0-0 Liverpool

Andy Robertson will make his Liverpool debut in the second half in Berlin. The defender starts on a bench which also includes Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah.

KICK-OFF

Hertha Berlin 0-0 Liverpool

Early evening sunshine in Berlin as Liverpool get under way.

Meanwhile, it's raining in north London.

GOAL - Arsenal 2-2 Benfica

Eduardo Salvio

This is a cracker. Benfica are back on level terms before the interval. Once again David Ospina is beaten by a heavy deflection - Eduardo Salio's shot cannoning off Rob Holding into the net.

Eduardo Salvio
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