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Done deal: Liverpool announce two friendlies in Singapore this summer



Liverpool FC will return to Singapore this summer for their pre-season tour, with Jurgen Klopp’s side playing two games in Asia.

The Reds meet Leicester City and German giants Bayern Munich as part of the Singapore Football Festival.
The first game is Dean Smith’s Leicester at the National Stadium in Singapore on Sunday July 30 when LFC defend the Standard Chartered Singapore Trophy they won against Crystal Palace on last year’s pre-season tour.
Three days later, on Wednesday August 2, it will be against FC Bayern Munich, trained by Thomas Tuchel, at the same place. The winner receives the Singapore Trophy, awarded by Audi and Standard Chartered Bank. The Reds will take part in an opening training session for supporters at the National Stadium in Singapore on Saturday July 29. The club will also be actively involved in a number of important local community projects and cultural activities while in Singapore.
The trip to Singapore follows a training camp in Germany, at Donaueschingen in the Black Forest – where Klopp grew up.
A possible date for the opening of the second division club’s new stadium against Karlsruher SC has already been set, but has yet to be determined. Klopp has warned his players that this summer “has to be different” to last.
“It’s never been a perfect preseason,” he said. “But that’s not the point of our season now. This year must be different.
“We have to take steps. And we have to prepare it in the pre-season and that’s why I want to get them back together as soon as possible, respecting the need for the holidays.
“I know and I respect that and I want them to go on vacation for as long as possible, but for this year we need to make sure we get together as soon as possible and we can go from there.”

The new Premier League season kicks off on 12 August, with Liverpool filing an application to play their first away game due to the ongoing redevelopment of Anfield Road End.
Speaking about the trip to Singapore, Liverpool Commercial Director Ben Latty said: “We are extremely excited to be returning to Singapore for the pre-season tour this summer.
“We were so impressed with the welcome and facilities – from the training ground to last year’s stadium and infrastructure – that when the opportunity arose to return we grabbed it with both hands.
“Pre-season is hugely important to us for a number of reasons. It’s an opportunity for fans who may never get the chance to come to Anfield to see their idols and for the team to prepare for next season. In Singapore, nearly a fifth of the population identify themselves as Liverpool FC fans, which is great, and we can’t wait to meet them again.
“Singapore is an easily accessible travel hub for LFC fans across the region. It is also strategically important to a number of our partners, including our key partner Standard Chartered Bank, with whom we were delighted to extend our relationship for another four years when we visited Singapore last year.”

There will be a pre-sale offer for official LFC members, season ticket holders, official Liverpool supporters clubs and international academies, opening at 10am (Singapore time) on Wednesday 17 May; interested parties will be contacted directly by the club.
Tickets will go on sale to the public from Monday, May 22 at 10:00 (Singapore time).
LFC 2023 pre-season

July 8: Non-International players return

July 11: return of international players

July 15: retreat in Germany

July 30: against Leicester (Singapore)

August 2: against Bayern Munich (Singapore)

August 12: The new PL season begins.


5 talking points from Leicester 0-3 Liverpool as top 4 hope increases 

Liverpool clinched their seventh straight win by beating Leicester 3-0, who face relegation after their last loss.

Leicester 0-3 Liverpool

Goals: Jones 33′ 36′, Alexander Arnold 71′

The positive eleven shows its value

Jurgen Klopp has returned to his favorite team this season, whether considered the ‘best’ team or simply the one that works best in the new formation.

Although there was a slow start in terms of attacking play and movement, the Reds didn’t take long to gain control of the ball and looked broadly balanced and solid in defense – before those quick goals meant that Leicester lowered their heads.

Fabinho and Ibou Konate showed improvement after some less than stellar performances in the not too distant past, while Luis Diaz had a tough first 45 and a better second.

With just a few games left, it’s hard to see too much change in the roster – perhaps suggesting it’s the eleven at the helm ahead of the summer transfers. superb 17

It was probably already the best race of his career, but now it definitely is.

Curtis Jones has been tactically very important in recent weeks, has steadily improved in defense and now also shows all his technical quality in recent weeks, which goes hand in hand with playing time, self-confidence… and apparently the goals.

Jones has scored just nine goals in his entire career tonight and had never had a brace, despite being mostly a striker or even a winger when he entered the system.

Gradually, however, we saw those attacking instincts resurface in this series of games and his first game against the Foxes was almost a copy of his goal against Tottenham at Anfield: the first time he ran for a cut ball in back post.

The second, however, was pure teenage Jones: in a dangerous area, returning to goal, a nice touch, an instant turn and a brilliant strike that showed the huge level of confidence he currently has. key to attack.

Apparently, those are Jones’ goals. But we must also touch here on other achievements.

First, the player who has probably been talked about more than anyone in the last five years: Mohamed Salah. Three assists tonight take him to ten for the Premier League campaign, meaning he is close to another season tallying 20 or more goals and ten or more assists.

He scored 23 and 13 goals last season, adding 32 goals and 10 assists in 2017/18. Few players reach that double milestone in a single campaign, let alone do it multiple times. Another goal and Mo scores three times – and he should have made it with 10 minutes left, missing a normal one-on-one.

Second, Cody Gakpo. He wasn’t center stage in an obvious way, but he regained possession so often with tackles or converges, got on with those around him and probably scored his one-on-one on another An day.

But he has been involved in a decent build-up, clearing Salah for his big break and generally seems to pass very strongly in the center when the Reds are playing well. The system remains, so Trent is even more important.

Klopp was quick to admit that the new system is now basically the system – Liverpool will apparently play like that in the future.

This means two things: Trent Alexander-Arnold is more important than ever, as creative and persistent as he is and wandering around positions, but also that the club absolutely must find a way to replace him – alternatively and if the form or physical condition permits. it must be without losing all that it brings.

In a transfer window where we already have a lot to do, it’s difficult to do, but we can’t focus on the importance of a player and leave the team without an alternative.

But in Leicester it was the classic Trent.

Great passing range, great deliveries, lots of won balls…and a lightning-fast free kick to top it all off. Trent at his best.

Final countdown in more ways than one

Two more games – we’ll be there in a minute.

The other countdown which is clearly on is for players who will leave the club after years at the club – including Bobby Firmino as boss.

And showing just how strong the club’s feelings were for the outgoing Brazilian, the traveling Kop did nothing but tirelessly serenade him and smile in the stands a good ten minutes before Trent rumbled.

After the game the rest of the team called him onto the pitch and the chanting and waving continued – my word he will be missed when he is gone. But beyond the summer, those who remain hope the Reds will play the Champions League.

The win puts the Reds one point behind Newcastle and Man United third and fourth respectively, having each played one point less. It means we still need mistakes from them more often and the odds remain slim – but the Reds can only win the season by nine games.

So far, everything is going well in this regard.

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