We have to use the games now.
And, perhaps most importantly, it also saw and joe Gomez pick up 30 minutes of important game time.
Van Dijk had surgery in November after damaging an anterior cruciate ligament in Liverpool's 2-2 Premier League draw at Merseyside rival Everton in October.
Liverpool didn't have to wait too long for a second, however, as Minamino turned provider, playing a one-two with Kostas Tsimikas for the Greek full-back to fire a penetrating low cross for Firmino to guide his first-time effort into the far corner.
On 29 July, the Reds confirmed that they would face in two sixty-minute matches as part of a training camp in in between the previously announced engagements.
I'm not sure if it will be before or after the international break but it won't be long.