Liverpool 1 Lyon 3: Mo Salah misses penalty and Harvey Elliott injured as strong Reds XI beaten by Alex Lacazette double

A STRONG Liverpool side stuttered to a 3-1 friendly defeat against Lyon in the Dubai Super Cup.

Former Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette scored twice for the French side – who were comfortably beaten 3-0 by the Gunners on Thursday.

ReutersFabio Carvalho put Liverpool ahead[/caption]

AFPMo Salah missed a penalty as the Reds stuttered to defeat[/caption]

ReutersAlexandre Lacazette scored twice for Lyon[/caption]

Fabio Carvalho had got Liverpool off to the perfect start, scoring in the first minute after Mo Salah saw an effort blocked.

Usually so reliable from 12 yards, Salah then missed a penalty to put the Reds 2-0 up in the 14th minute.

There was a blow when Harvey Elliott went off injured, with Lacazette levelling things up just before the break.

Elliott headed straight down the tunnel after being replaced on the half hour mark.

The 19-year-old cut a frustrated figure after having his game ended early.

Bradley Barcola struck after half-time to put Lyon ahead, before Lacazette settled the game late on.

Lyon then won the penalty shootout that took place after the game.

Each game of the tournament is followed by penalties, with an extra bonus point on offer.


Summer signing Calvin Ramsay missed for the Reds, while Lyon scored all five of their penalties to seal all four points.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are next in action on Friday when they take on AC Milan.