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Preseason tour 2019 thread

GermanRed

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Does anyone know when the players who had no games with their national teams after the CL final (Milner for example) will report back to training?

First friendly is Thursday July 11th. So maybe the players will start training on Monday July 1st?
 

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Does anyone know when the players who had no games with their national teams after the CL final (Milner for example) will report back to training?

First friendly is Thursday July 11th. So maybe the players will start training on Monday July 1st?
Milner never stops training!
But I expect the players to get 4 weeks so yeah, about July 1st
 

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Milner never stops training!
But I expect the players to get 4 weeks so yeah, about July 1st
Copa America final is July 7th. If Brazil makes the final and Bobby and Alisson take the 4 weeks off they they will miss the Community Shield (August 4th) and maybe Klopp wouldn’t even risk them for the first game of the PL.

Africa Cup final is July 19th. If Senegal and/or Egypt make the final Mané and/or Salah would would miss Community Shield, UEFA Super Cup and one or two PL games if the get 4 weeks off.
 

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We'll see. Depends when our players end their Copa/ACON. Also depends from player to player. Mane and Salah might need more of a rest than Alisson (being a GK) and Bobby (being key and probably still Brazil's second choice striker). Bobby returned late last summer and was thrown in. Could do it as he's key to our game and even if he's not 100%, he's important to us. Alisson also didn't have much training time with us after signing. We have a good number of friendlies in July.
 

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  • Thursday July 11 – Tranmere Rovers v Liverpool – Prenton Park

  • Sunday July 14 – Bradford City v Liverpool – Northern Commercials Stadium

  • Sunday July 28 – Liverpool v Napoli – BT Murrayfield

  • Wednesday July 31 – Liverpool v Lyon – Stade de Geneve

  • Tuesday August 6 – Liverpool v Schalke – Anfield

  • Thursday July 11 – Tranmere Rovers v Liverpool – Prenton Park

  • Sunday July 14 – Bradford City v Liverpool – Northern Commercials Stadium

  • Sunday July 28 – Liverpool v Napoli – BT Murrayfield

  • Wednesday July 31 – Liverpool v Lyon – Stade de Geneve

  • Tuesday August 6 – Liverpool v Schalke – Anfield

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. Live in Edinburgh (5 minutes from Murrayfield and want to go to game against Napoli. Anyone know what the segregation is?
 

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Hey everyone. Long time lurking....finally posting. My 17 year old son and I are making the 7 hour drive down from Canada for the match in South Bend. The day of - what are the bars/restaurants where LFC fans will be pre-gaming (and no, I’m not expecting Jurgen to show up). Can’t wait...and thanks in advance.
 

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Hey everyone. Long time lurking....finally posting. My 17 year old son and I are making the 7 hour drive down from Canada for the match in South Bend. The day of - what are the bars/restaurants where LFC fans will be pre-gaming (and no, I’m not expecting Jurgen to show up). Can’t wait...and thanks in advance.
See you in South Bend!

Our LFC contingent from Columbus OH will be setting up meeting areas (tailgates and such). I will send a shout out here prior to match day, advising where and what landmarks to look for. Feel free to join us!
 

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  • Thursday July 11 – Tranmere Rovers v Liverpool – Prenton Park

Thanks Livvy: Footage has just been released of the game at played at Prenton Park 51 years ago on July 30th 1968. It marked the opening of the new stand at Prenton Park and was also the debut of Ray Clemence. Peter Wall, Chris Lawler, Tommy Smith, Ron Yeats, Emlyn Hughes, Ian Callaghan, Roger Hunt, Tony Hateley, Ian St. John and Peter Thompson for Liverpool. The footage - which lasts one minute and is in colour - does not show the goals but the reds won 3-0, with goals from Ian Callagham (2) and Ian St. John.
Yeats and St. John went on to play for Tranmere.

Link:
Tranmere-Liverpool 30 July 1968

This sets the scene nicely for the now annual game - with the Rovers on 11th July. It is understood that both teams will be displaying/ ?parading their trophies (Reds -Champions League and Tranmere - League 2 play-off winners trophy).
Should be a great occasion!
 

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Thanks Livvy: Footage has just been released of the game at played at Prenton Park 51 years ago on July 30th 1968. It marked the opening of the new stand at Prenton Park and was also the debut of Ray Clemence. Peter Wall, Chris Lawler, Tommy Smith, Ron Yeats, Emlyn Hughes, Ian Callaghan, Roger Hunt, Tony Hateley, Ian St. John and Peter Thompson for Liverpool. The footage - which lasts one minute and is in colour - does not show the goals but the reds won 3-0, with goals from Ian Callagham (2) and Ian St. John.
Yeats and St. John went on to play for Tranmere.

Link:
Tranmere-Liverpool 30 July 1968

This sets the scene nicely for the now annual game - with the Rovers on 11th July. It is understood that both teams will be displaying/ ?parading their trophies (Reds -Champions League and Tranmere - League 2 play-off winners trophy).
Should be a great occasion!
Thanks for posting that @CrazylegsCranebird. Rovers are my second team and I've followed them for years. Great to see the old Cowshed end.
 

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Well well...


Going by this article, the Dortmund game during the tour in the US for instance will cost from $70.20 to $423.34 inc. fees. Seriously, who would want to pay that much for a pre-season friendly? It's crazy!

I'm curious to see if these stadia will be full. If yes, I hope that it is at least the clubs which will benefit from this, and not some go-betweens. If no, it won't be nice to see.
 

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Well well...


Going by this article, the Dortmund game during the tour in the US for instance will cost from $70.20 to $423.34 inc. fees. Seriously, who would want to pay that much for a pre-season friendly? It's crazy!

I'm curious to see if these stadia will be full. If yes, I hope that it is at least the clubs which will benefit from this, and not some go-betweens. If no, it won't be nice to see.
If you went through an official supporters club here in the US the prices were $105 (after fees for seating in the lower rows of the "Kop"). Last year at Ann Arbor the pricing was similar and they sold over 105,000 tickets. I know we were playing the Mancs so the demand was considerably higher, but I wouldn't be surprised for us to sell out the first ever "soccer" match at Notre Dame stadium. For most of us here, it is considerably cheaper than a flight across the pond and hopefully getting legit tickets (I went through Thomas Cook on my trip to the hallowed grounds and wasn't sure if I was getting scammed or not) even though we wont get to see too many of the starting 11.
 

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#LFC confirm the list of 16 players returning for the first day of pre-season: Arroyo, Brewster, Clyne, Fabinho, Gomez, Kent, Hoever, Jones, Lallana, Matip, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Phillips, Van den Berg, Wilson, Woodburn.
 

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Well well...


Going by this article, the Dortmund game during the tour in the US for instance will cost from $70.20 to $423.34 inc. fees. Seriously, who would want to pay that much for a pre-season friendly? It's crazy!

I'm curious to see if these stadia will be full. If yes, I hope that it is at least the clubs which will benefit from this, and not some go-betweens. If no, it won't be nice to see.
It does seem mad, doesn't it? However, as @KYRed18 says, for most of us over here, this will be the only opportunity to see our lads live and in person. I was fortunate to get my passes early-on for the $105 price. It's not cheap, but take this comparison if you will: NFL teams charge the same amounts for their pre-season games, as they do regular season--which for me and my season ticket package curiously is $105. I never attend--as the quality is low and not worth the extra expense and time. However, since I have to pay for them anyway (the NFL is dastardly in this regard), my group know enough people who so wish to attend an NFL game, but don't have the resources, that we give them away. May as well let someone get use out of them, I reckon.

Like Ann Arbor a year ago, I have no doubt in my mind that Notre Dame Stadium will be packed to the rafters. It may simply be an expensive glorified training session, but--at least for our group anyway--it will be like attending a proper Anfield match. Quite looking forward to it!
 

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Good news for us. Egypt sensationally lost vs. RSA.
It means that Salah will rest for thext 3 weeks and will be back traning on 29th of July together with Firmino and Alisso in France. Keita is also out and will join Mo, Bobby and Allie.
Looks like only Mane will miss the start of the season. Senegal look like the favorites to win the ACON.
 

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The line-ups / formation in these games will be fascinating. I hope we see a blueprint in the Tranmere and Bradford games for how Klopp plans to play the weaker sides in the premiership at home in the league. Hopefully with a far more attacking formation with someone taking a deeper Bobby role on and either Big Div or Rihan up front. We really should be pushing up our goal tally in those games, because we may end the season even closer to City than last. It seems to be logical we put more goals on the credit side of the GD equation and have that small advantage over City from the beginning.

I'd like to see our centre backs so well drilled and cohesive that we'll hardly ever need a holding midfielder in those games. Fab could get less game time next season in the Premier League or he plays in a different way.
Guardiola has bought Rodri to take over in the competitive matches City have next season not Norwich at home for example.
 
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With Kelleher out for six weeks, who will go in the next friendlies alongside Mignolet, until Alisson returns? Grabara, maybe Jaros? I thought we'd keep Kelleher as 3rd choice and loan out Grabara. Now we'll see if Kelleher's injury changes that situation.
 

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Liverpool will welcome four more senior players back to Melwood on Saturday morning to begin pre-season training.

Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Georginio Wijnaldum and Virgil van Dijk are all set to report for testing following the summer break, having been afforded extended time off due to international commitments.
 



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Trent looks like he's added some strength. Also, just realized that this is our final pre-season at Melwood before moving to Kirkby next summer.