After an eventful ten-day stay in Germany, Liverpool jet off to Singapore for the next leg of their pre-season campaign.
Following a quick pitstop in Merseyside, the Reds head to Asia for friendlies against Leicester City (Sunday, 30 July) and Bayern Munich (Wednesday, 2 August).
While fans were treated to a couple of high-scoring affairs against Karlsruher SC and Greuther Furth, Jurgen Klopp confirmed that the team he picks for the upcoming fixtures will be much closer to the one that starts the Premier League opener against Chelsea on 13 August.
Liverpool and Leicester City have been involved in a handful of thrilling encounters over the past few years, but they will not face each in competitive action this year unless they draw each other in the domestic cups after the Foxes were relegated to the Championship at the end of last season.
Nevertheless, fans in Singapore are set to be treated to an intriguing contest. Here's everything you need to know about the game.
DATE, KICK-OFF AND STADIUM
- Date: Sunday 30 July 2023
- Kick-off time: 10:00 BST / 11:00 CET
- Stadium: Singapore National Stadium (55,000 capacity)
Liverpool and Leicester City have faced each other 121 times in history, with the Reds racking up 55 wins since their first game against the Foxes In November 1895.
25 between the two sides have ended all square, while Liverpool have emerged victorious in each of their last three games against Leicester – with an impressive aggregate scoreline of 7-1.
The two sides previously faced each other in Asia ahead of the 2017/18 campaign as they locked horns in Hong Kong, with the Premier League Asia trophy up for grabs. Liverpool secured a 2-1 win that day courtesy of goals from Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho, while Islam Slimani got his name on the scoresheet for Leicester.
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LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS
Fabinho has been pencilled in to resume training on Wednesday as his move to Al-Ittihad hangs in the balance, but it remains to be seen if he links up with the rest of his teammates. The Brazilian midfielder was not part of the squad for the trip to Germany and is likely to be left out once again as all parties work towards getting his £40m move to Saudi Arabia over the line.
Dominik Szoboszlai is expected to return after missing the 4-4 draw against Greuther Furth with a minor knock. Thiago Alcantara could also make his first appearance of pre-season after making a full recovery from a hip injury.
Liverpool remain locked in talks to snap up Romeo Lavia from Southampton and are expected to make a second bid for the midfielder after having a £37m offer knocked back. If all goes to plan, Lavia could link up with his new teammates in Singapore, but Liverpool still have a bit of work to do to get the deal over the line.
Here's how Liverpool could start the game against Leicester City on Sunday:
Liverpool have scored and conceded freely in pre-season so far, so don't be surprised if we're to see more of the same against Leicester this weekend.
Liverpool 3-2 Leicester City