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Liverpool FC to take on Bayern Munich in pre-season and open new stadium in Germany!



Liverpool face Bayern Munich in Singapore this summer as Jurgen Klopp calls this pre-season ‘must be different’.

Klopp recognized last pre-season’s shortcomings by playing his first friendlies in Asia, including a 4-0 defeat to Man United.

Why or how it was decided not to hold local friendlies against lower league local opponents such as Tranmere or Chester as is normal has never been fully explained.

But the plans for next summer are becoming clearer, even if once again there will be no local competitions.

The Liverpool players return for training on July 8 and head to Germany the following week for a training camp in Donaueschingen in the Black Forest where Klopp grew up.

Here they are in talks to play against Karlsruher SC in a match which on 2. The new stadium of the Bundesliga club with 34,000 spectators, the Wildpark Stadium.

This match is scheduled for July 19 but is yet to be confirmed.

From Germany, the Reds travel to Asia for a mini-tournament in Singapore, where they will face Bayern Munich and Roma or Tottenham.

Of course, the game against Bayern means a reunion with Sadio Mane – as long as the striker hasn’t been sold by his new club by then!

Liverpool also played in Singapore last summer but Klopp insists this year will be different.

“It was never a perfect pre-season,” he said. “But that’s not the reason for our season now. It has to be different this year.

“We have to improve. And that’s what you have to prepare for in pre-season and that’s why I want them to get back together as soon as possible, taking into account the need for a vacation.

“I know that and I respect that and I want them to go on vacation for as long as possible, but for this year we have to make sure we’re together as soon as possible and we can go from there.”

The new Premier League season starts on August 12. Liverpool are set to play their first away game to allow more time for the newly expanded Anfield Road stand to be completed.


4-3-3 Liverpool’s planned line-up against West Ham United: Will Luis Diaz start?

Liverpool picked up an excellent win over Nottingham Forest at the weekend and those three points have helped them move within nine points of the top four at the moment.

Next, the Anfield side travel to London to take on West Ham United, a team that is slowly and steadily climbing the Premier League table.

The Hammers beat Bournemouth pretty well on Sunday and are effectively unbeaten in their last five games, leaving Liverpool to a tough midweek test.

Liverpool are having an underperforming season but their last two games have been very solid wins, so Klopp will hope his players can finish third in a row.

The away team currently only plays in the league, so it will be interesting to see if the coach still decides to rest one of his players or if he will continue to use the same starters.

Jurgen Klopp during his dressing room chat at half-time against Nottingham Forest:

“I told the lads at half-time that we’ve played games like this hundreds of times where it’s really hard to get through. You have to be patient, stay positive and go for the moment. #lfc [liverpool echo]

— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) April 23, 2023

Liverpool squad news and injuries:

Calvin Ramsey and Bajcetic are both out for the rest of the season, while Firmino is expected to miss with a minor muscle injury.

The manager had said last week: “We will see how long it takes. It’s not too bad, but it’s definitely out for tomorrow and next week.”

Naby Keita has been out for almost a month and there are still doubts about when the midfielder will return. Thiago is available but the Liverpool manager used Curtis Jones against Forest.

This position could see rotation during the week as the young midfielder wasn’t great at the weekend.

Luis Diaz is slowly being reinstated in the squad after a long injury layoff which is why we don’t think the winger will start any time soon. The season is more or less over for Liverpool, so pushing Diaz back into the starting XI is pointless.

Moreover, Diogo Jota is doing very well on the left, so Jurgen Klopp doesn’t need to panic. Jota’s form also plagued Darwin Nunez as he fell down the pecking order and had to make do with alternate appearances.

Liverpool predicted the line-up against West Ham United:

Estimated starting lineup (4-3-3): Alisson; Van Dijk, Konate, Trent, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago; Jota, Gakpo, Mo Salah.

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