Jordan Henderson welcomed Jürgen Klopp’s strategy of deploying two different teams during the pre-season win over Tranmere Rovers.
The Liverpool captain started the friendly at Prenton Park on Wednesday night as a 4-0 victory was secured, in his first appearance since February after injury.
Klopp made 10 changes at the interval, with only Loris Karius remaining when the side emerged for the second half, and was rewarded with confident performances throughout.
“That’s the aim,” Henderson told Liverpoolfc.com after the final whistle.
“You give it everything for 45 minutes and give everyone a runout to try and get fit and get minutes on the pitch and show the manager what they are capable of.
“Everybody enjoyed it and we are looking forward to the next game on Friday.
“Pre-season is very important for all the lads coming back in from their holidays. We have started really well in training and in the game. It’s a good start for us.”