Liverpool Embark on Asian Leg of Pre-Season Tour
Following a thrilling ten-day stint in Germany, Liverpool packs its bags for a pre-season adventure to Singapore. Leaving Merseyside briefly in their rearview, the Reds are ready to tackle friendlies against Leicester City and Bayern Munich, forming the exciting centrepiece of their Asian tour.
Liverpool fans were treated to a spectacle of high-scoring games against Karlsruher SC and Greuther Furth in the initial stage of the tour. However, Jurgen Klopp promises a team selection that closely resembles the one that will kick off the Premier League season against Chelsea on 13th August.
Historically, Liverpool and Leicester City have delivered exhilarating performances, much to the delight of their fans. This year, the two clubs will not meet in a competitive match, owing to Leicester City’s relegation to the Championship last season. However, the Singapore stage is set for a gripping non-competitive clash that promises to keep fans on the edge of their seats.
Match Day Details
Date: Sunday 30th July 2023 Kick-off time: 10:00 BST / 11:00 CET Stadium: Singapore National Stadium (55,000 capacity)
Liverpool and Leicester City’s on-pitch history spans 121 encounters since their first face-off in November 1895. With 55 victories under their belt, the Reds stand on strong ground. In their last three matches against the Foxes, Liverpool boasts an impressive aggregate scoreline of 7-1. This match promises to reignite old rivalries and create new highlights.
Liverpool’s squad is under dynamic transformation with several key players embarking on new paths. Jordan Henderson, despite travelling with the squad, was not part of the action in Germany and is expected to finalise his transfer before the Singapore tour.
Fabinho’s move to Al-Ittihad is still uncertain, but he’s scheduled to resume training on Wednesday. The Brazilian midfielder’s absence in Germany may continue in Singapore as well, pending his £40m move.
However, the Liverpool team can expect reinforcements. Dominik Szoboszlai is expected to return from injury, and Thiago Alcantara is poised to make his pre-season debut after a successful recovery from a hip injury.
In the backdrop, Liverpool is engaged in talks to acquire Romeo Lavia from Southampton. The club’s initial £37m bid was rejected, but they’re expected to return with an improved offer. If successful, Lavia could join the Reds during the Singapore leg of their tour, providing an additional burst of talent to an already formidable lineup.