Lucas Leiva and Alberto Moreno have shaken off rumours regarding their future to help Liverpool claim a second win in as many days, thrashing The New Saints 5-1 in a behind closed doors friendly at the club's Melwood training ground.
Summer signing Roberto Firmino scored a hat-trick while goals for Danny Ings and Lazar Markovic swatted away the Welsh Premier League champions as the Reds followed up their win over Stoke with another impressive showing.
Brendan Rodgers fielded a second string eleven for the game, with the players named on the bench for the win at the Britannia Stadium all given a run-out, alongside Lazar Markovic, Lucas, Jordan Rossiter and Mamadou Sakho.
Adam Bogdan, Emre Can, Divock Origi and Kolo Toure also featured as the peripheral members of the Liverpool squad attempted to stake a claim for a place in the matchday 18 for the visit of newly promoted AFC Bournemouth on 17 August.
But the run-out was particularly important for Lucas and Moreno, with the pair's future at Anfield under scrutiny after neither player played in the opening game of the season.
Moreno was an unused substitute against Stoke but his future is uncertain with The Mirror reporting that Liverpool could offload the Spaniard after 18-year-old Joe Gomez, who started ahead of the Europa League winner, was signed from Charlton Athletic.
Lucas however was left out of the squad entirely and Sky Sports has reported that Liverpool are listening to offers for the Brazil midfielder, who made 16 Premier League starts last term.
Managing director Ian Ayre has already indicated that Liverpool's spending in the transfer window is over, but as yet no indication has been given over whether bodies could yet leave Merseyside after the arrival of seven new players on permanent deals.