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      Re: Pre-season friendlies 2021
      Reply #25: Jun 01, 2021 12:54:42 pm
      Expecting very similar to last year.  Some kind of Austrian training camp and maybe a couple of games against Austrian/German sides and then a handful of friendlies against the Tranmere's, Bolton's etc.
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      Reply #26: Jun 02, 2021 07:25:16 am
      Expecting very similar to last year.  Some kind of Austrian training camp and maybe a couple of games against Austrian/German sides and then a handful of friendlies against the Tranmere's, Bolton's etc.

      I would stay in UK. I would play Rangers, Celtic in Scotland and then teams around Liverpool as usual.
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      Reply #27: Jun 02, 2021 07:40:09 am
      We always play lesser mortals so can't see anything changing, so I'd like us to play teams like Watford, Palace, Everton, Arsenal and Accrington Stanley, oh and Man U as a kind of warm down game 😁
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      Re: Pre-season friendlies 2021
      Reply #28: Jun 02, 2021 12:21:11 pm

      Is he gone?
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      Reply #29: Jun 06, 2021 03:09:53 pm
      Training in Austria is definite, some staff back 12 July, some before/after don't know dates just some been told to return 12th so they can have a holiday - be like two weeks in Taleacre this summer tho. Not expecting any medicals until after that date but could call in a locum if needed.
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      Reply #30: Jun 19, 2021 02:49:54 pm
      Training in Austria is definite, some staff back 12 July, some before/after don't know dates just some been told to return 12th so they can have a holiday - be like two weeks in Taleacre this summer tho. Not expecting any medicals until after that date but could call in a locum if needed.
      Wait, they are having training camp in Austria or Wales?
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      Re: Pre-season friendlies 2021
      Reply #31: Jun 20, 2021 01:06:20 pm
      I read the same thing but United dropped out because they wanted to play a better side.  :f_whistle:

      I heard that as well Keith. But clearly they haven’t been able to find one 😊
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      Re: Pre-season friendlies 2021
      Reply #32: Jun 25, 2021 12:14:39 pm
      I wonder if we have arranged anything. I imagine there is some delay for anything outside of UK given travel situations. I'm sure they would like to play someone in Dublin if possible, but may not be able to get an opponent from Spain or wherever.

      May have to just stick to local teams.

      Or are things loosening up?
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      Re: Pre-season friendlies 2021
      Reply #33: Jul 01, 2021 11:20:28 am
      Any updates of our friendlies? Is the date for the start of pre-season confirmed?
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      Reply #34: Jul 01, 2021 12:24:41 pm
      Any updates of our friendlies? Is the date for the start of pre-season confirmed?

      They came back four weeks before the first Premier League game last season, but obviously that was a bit of a strange season. 

      Expect some of the players would be back by the end of next week?
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      Reply #35: Jul 05, 2021 06:03:20 pm
      They came back four weeks before the first Premier League game last season, but obviously that was a bit of a strange season. 

      Expect some of the players would be back by the end of next week?

      July 12 is the opening day of training. Not everyone will be there at that point, as you mention. It will be less than a week after the conclusion of international duty for Hendo, Bobby, Fab, Ali, Thiago. We'll see how long these players need for a break, probably close to four weeks (which takes us nearly to the start of the league schedule).



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      Reply #36: Jul 06, 2021 08:51:08 am
      July 12 is the opening day of training. Not everyone will be there at that point, as you mention. It will be less than a week after the conclusion of international duty for Hendo, Bobby, Fab, Ali, Thiago. We'll see how long these players need for a break, probably close to four weeks (which takes us nearly to the start of the league schedule).





      Henderson and Thiago both did not play that much, at least Hendo was brought back to match fitness. Alisson needs a rest not physically but mentally and he will be back immediately for our starting XI.
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      Reply #37: Jul 06, 2021 12:11:59 pm
      Henderson and Thiago both did not play that much, at least Hendo was brought back to match fitness. Alisson needs a rest not physically but mentally and he will be back immediately for our starting XI.

      All three are likely to miss the season opener. Bobby and Fab as well.
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      Re: Pre-season friendlies 2021
      Reply #38: Jul 06, 2021 12:22:32 pm
      July 12 is the opening day of training. Not everyone will be there at that point, as you mention. It will be less than a week after the conclusion of international duty for Hendo, Bobby, Fab, Ali, Thiago. We'll see how long these players need for a break, probably close to four weeks (which takes us nearly to the start of the league schedule).





      I would be quite shocked if those players take a four week break. I’ll bet two weeks, and then get back for a couple weeks of training and be ready for the start of the season. We can’t afford to be missing key players at the start of the campaign. 
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      Re: Pre-season friendlies 2021
      Reply #39: Jul 06, 2021 02:52:07 pm
      ripped from another LFC fans site.

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      Liverpool will return to pre-season in a week’s time on July 12, which is in line with the rest of the Premier League‘s top five from last term – but later than the other 14 clubs.

      The Reds will report back to Kirkby next week, with Jürgen Klopp expected to welcome 27 players for initial tests and exercises.

      New signing Ibrahima Konate will be part of the group, while there are hopes all four of Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip will be passed fit to train as normal.

      Among the others to take part from July 12 are Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner, with those at the Euros and Copa America to rejoin the squad at a later date.

      Liverpool are yet to confirm their schedule of warmup friendlies, but the announcement is likely imminent as the UK government is slated to announce a July 19 end-of-lockdown date on Monday.

      It is a later-than-usual return date for the Reds, with Klopp mindful of the physical and mental toll of the last two seasons as he hands his players an extra week off.

      But the majority of the Premier League hasn’t followed suit, with 14 other clubs having already returned for pre-season or doing so in the coming days.

      The only clubs not back by Thursday – when Burnley will resume training – are Liverpool, Man City, Man United, Chelsea and Leicester.

      Interestingly, those are the five sides to finish highest in last season’s Premier League, and five of the six sides guaranteed European football in 2021/22.

      West Ham also qualified for the Europa League, but "The Chosen One" has already begun pre-season with his squad, who were back at Rush Green from July 1.

      The only clubs whose plans are as yet unknown are Man United and Man City, though United’s first friendly of the summer is scheduled for July 18, suggesting they will be back either in line with Liverpool or even earlier.
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      Re: Pre-season friendlies 2021
      Reply #40: Jul 06, 2021 03:29:38 pm
      from the echo... I agree with klopp BTW. players need a proper rest after these summer comps.
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      The possibility of Liverpool being without a number of star men on the opening day of the season has been raised by their progress to the latter stages of international tournaments this summer.

      Roberto Firmino, Alisson Becker and Fabinho are part of the Brazil squad that secured a place in the Copa America final with victory over Peru on Monday.

      And the Reds are likely to have representation in the showpiece fixture of this summer's European Championships, too.

      Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara will be hoping that England and Spain can get through their respective semi-finals to keep hopes of lifting the trophy alive.


      But, while Jürgen Klopp is sure to relish his players' success this summer, it also means he faces an impending selection headache.

      The ECHO understands that players featuring for their countries will be given at least three weeks off before they are expected to return for pre-season.

      But that break is considered an absolute minimum, with Klopp keen for his squad to take a more prolonged rest as they recover from a gruelling 2020-21 campaign.


      With the finals of Copa America and the Euros set to be played on July 10 and 11 respectively, players involved would only report back around August 9 in the event they are given four weeks off.

      And that is just five days before Liverpool kick the new Premier League season off against Norwich City at Carrow Road.

      It is unlikely Klopp will consider that enough training time for his late-returning internationals to be involved, with Alisson arguably the most probable exception.

      As such, he will be forced to name a slightly makeshift team as the Reds start off the new campaign.
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      Re: Pre-season friendlies 2021
      Reply #41: Jul 06, 2021 04:04:50 pm
      from the echo... I agree with klopp BTW. players need a proper rest after these summer comps.

      "The Echo understands"

      There may not be a more inaccurate statement uttered.
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      Reply #42: Jul 06, 2021 04:07:33 pm
      "The Echo understands"

      There may not be a more inaccurate statement uttered.


      LOL
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      Reply #43: Jul 07, 2021 12:02:12 pm
      Hearing it mentioned we will be playing a game at Anfield at the end of July - possibly against another Premier League side. 

      Check all systems are ready for the opening game of the season after such a long time without fans inside the ground.
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      Reply #44: Jul 09, 2021 04:51:48 pm
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      Re: Pre-season friendlies 2021
      Reply #45: Jul 09, 2021 07:32:05 pm
      Hearing it mentioned we will be playing a game at Anfield at the end of July - possibly against another Premier League side. 


      I've heard we've got a friendly lined up v Rangers at home
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      Re: Pre-season friendlies 2021
      Reply #46: Jul 09, 2021 11:34:28 pm
      From the official site:

      Liverpool's pre-season programme will begin on Monday July 12 with a training camp in Austria.

      The Reds will start preparations for the 2021-22 campaign in the state of Salzburg, with a number of senior players set to report for duty on day one as part of a 34-man squad.

      Jürgen Klopp’s side will also undertake work across Austria at a base in Tyrol later in the camp.

      New signing Ibrahima Konate is among the players due to begin training on Monday following his transfer from RB Leipzig.

      Details of Liverpool’s warm-up fixtures, and subsequent broadcast details, will be confirmed in due course.

      Assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders said: “We look forward to going to Austria again for the start of our pre-season. All the conditions to prepare the team there are just at a very high level.

      “We will use this to go back to basics. When you ask a lot from your players you have to give a lot as well – and we find all of this in Austria.”

      Players reporting for pre-season training on July 12

      James Milner, Adrian, Ben Davies, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ibrahima Konate, Joel Matip, Nat Phillips, Divock Origi, Ben Woodburn, Rhys Williams, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kostas Tsimikas, Caoimhin Kelleher, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones, Taiwo Awoniyi, Marko Grujic, Harvey Elliott, Loris Karius, Takumi Minamino, Jake Cain, Leighton Clarkson, Marcelo Pitaluga, Harvey Davies, Billy Koumetio, Owen Beck, Kaide Gordon, Mateusz Musialowski, Tyler Morton, Conor Bradley."

      Players who will be out for longer include Hendo, Bobby, Ali, Fab, Jota and Shaqiri.

      I've had my break. I'll watch England-Italy and Brazil-Argentina this weekend and then it's full-time Liverpool following from then on.
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      Re: Pre-season friendlies 2021
      Reply #47: Jul 12, 2021 02:01:03 pm
      I read rumours that Klopp is willing to introduce Harvey Elliott to the first team this season. It would be great if he made the grade. Let's hope he and the rest have a great pre season. Wonderful to see them back in training.
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      Re: Pre-season friendlies 2021
      Reply #48: Jul 12, 2021 02:26:15 pm
      All times BST

      Tuesday July 20

          Thirty-minute mini-games v FC Wacker Innsbruck (5pm) and VfB Stuttgart (5.45pm)
          Behind closed doors

      Friday July 23

          v FSV Mainz 05 (5.15pm)
          Greisbergers Betten-Arena, Grödig – 3,500 capacity


      Thursday July 29

          v Hertha BSC (7.20pm)
          Tivoli Stadium, Innsbruck – 15,000 capacity
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      Reply #49: Jul 12, 2021 04:23:21 pm
      I'm genuinely excited to watch Elliott, he's got a huge amount of confidence and skill the lad and I get the feeling he's going to be a star. 🤞

      He's a gem, we need him to step up.

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