PL friendly roundup: Liverpool smashes Napoli, Wolves victorious


The Premier League season is less than a week away, and from expected title contenders to the league’s new boys there were plenty top-flight clubs on display Saturday.

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Liverpool looked to be in midseason form against one of Serie A’s best, while newcomers Wolverhampton put in a strong effort against Villareal.

The Reds boasted a strong lineup in their final preaseason tune up against Napoli, and Jurgen Klopp‘s side finished the day by dismantling the Italian club, 5-0, including goals from Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge.

Meanwhile, promoted side Wolves came back from an early deficit to top Villareal with finishes from Willy Boly and Raul Jimenez.

Finally, Crystal Palace and Leicester City topped Ligue 1 opposition with impressive performances, particularly Palace, who benefitted from Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha‘s strong outings and respective finishes.

Liverpool 5-0 Napoli
Everton 2-3 Valencia
Wolves 2-1 Villareal
Bournemouth 5-2 Marseille
Newcastle 0-1 Augsburg
Fulham 2-2 Celta Vigo
Southampton 0-3 Borussia Monchengladbach
Watford 1-1 Sampdoria
Crystal Palace 4-1 Toulouse
Cardiff City 1-2 Real Betis
Lille 1-2 Leicester City
Arsenal vs Lazio — 2 p.m. ET
Girona vs Tottenham — 2 p.m. ET