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Jose Mourinho calls out Anthony Martial over prolonged tour absence

Jose Mourinho calls out Anthony Martial over prolonged tour absence

Competing in the International Champions Cup clash in Carson, California, the Premier League club went on to beat the Serie A club with a 9-8 lead in the penalty shootout that saw a total of 26 kicks from the spot.

Xherdan Shaqiri put a stamp on his Liverpool debut with a spectacular bicycle-kick goal to round out the scoring in the International Champions Cup match in front of a crowd of 101,000.

Martial's son, Swan, was born on Thursday, and United played Liverpool in a pre-season friendly in MI on Saturday.

Reflecting on Shaqiri's Liverpool bow, Klopp told reporters: "It was good obviously".

Mourinho claimed the Anfield club are "big candidates" for the title having spent £170m on four players this summer.

But if Mourinho was anxious his young team might crumble after going a goal down, he didn't need to and five minutes later, Pereira curled a beautifully-executed free kick over the wall and beyond Kamil Grabara, in for the injured Lorius Karius.

Brazilian international Fred is Mourinho's only high profile signing this summer
Brazilian international Fred is Mourinho's only high profile signing this summer

"The atmosphere was good, but if I was them I wouldn't come". I think you have to be fair and now you have to demand they win the league, ' said Mourinho. We played simple and quick, kept them moving.

"Now we have Real Madrid and after that we have Bayern Munich and that's our start", Mourinho continued. Today we don't make it bigger of course.

Klopp added: "For Shaq, in the moment he signed he wanted to stay immediately at Liverpool and train with us".

'I said a few things in the past. "It was two or three days ago". "Those were important moments in his career and now we have him and he can play together with a few really nice football players".

"It was unbelievable to play with this great team, you can see this team has fantastic players, I feel good and I'm very happy".

"I just hope the boys on deserved holidays, they take care of themselves a little bit and somebody wants to do what Rashford and Jones do, which is to be back a little bit earlier to try and help the team because for the beginning of the season we are going to be in trouble".

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