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Liverpool kick off their pre-season preparations with two back-to-back 30-minute friendly matches against Wacker Innsbruck and VfB Stuttgart on Tuesday evening.
The Reds will first take on Austrian side Wacker Innsbruck for a half-hour long clash followed by a 15-minute break ahead of their clash with German Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart, which was also be just 30 minutes long.
Both matches will be played out at the club’s Austria training camp and will be followed by friendly matches against German sides Mainz (23 July) and Hertha BSC (29 July) in Austria.
For Reds fans it will be their first glimpse of their side since they secured a third-placed finish on the final day of the Premier League campaign.
Ahead of the two shortened friendlies, here is everything you need to know.
Liverpool players at their training base in Austria
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When is Wacker Innsbruck vs Liverpool?
The match takes place on Tuesday, July 20 at Liverpool ’s training base in Austria.
Kick-off is at 5pm GMT, with the game ending at 5.30pm.
When is VfB Stuttgart vs Liverpool?
The match takes place on Tuesday, July 20 at Liverpool’s training base in Austria following on from the conclusion of the Reds playing Wacker Innsbruck.
Kick-off is at 5.45pm GMT, with a 15-minute break between the games.
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How can I watch the games?
The game is being streamed on Liverpool’s in-house service, LFCTV GO – coverage of the games will get underway at 4pm.
Annual and monthly prices for LFCTV GO can be bought through the club’s official website and viewers can get their first month for free by using the code 2122GOFREE. T&Cs apply.
You can also follow the game live with Mirror Sport on a dedicated blog.
Ibrahima Konate , Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Nathaniel Phillips in training for Liverpool in Austria
No odds were available at the time of writing, as is normally the case when it comes to friendly matches.
Liverpool will be without a clutch of high-profile regulars, owing to international commitments at the Euros and Copa America.
First-team stars such as Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Andy Robertson, Jordan Henderson, Roberto Firmino, Thiago Alcantara, Diogo Jota and Xherdan Shaqiri are among the players who are yet to return to pre-season training due to their international commitments this month.
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Liverpool players listen to Jurgen Klopp in a pre-season training session
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A number of youngsters are likely to be blooded by Liverpool, with Harvey Elliott – who has returned to the club following a loan spell at Blackburn – the standout in the squad.
The 19-year-old looks set to feature prominently for the Reds this season and he will be looking to make his mark in these games.
Central defender Ibrahima Konate – the club’s only summer arrival to date, following his switch from RB Leipzig in May – is likely to feature for the Reds for the first time.
Liverpool’s full pre-season schedule
July 20 – Wacker Innsbruck, VfB Stuttgart (Austria) – two 30-minute matches
July 23 – Mainz (Austria)
July 29 – Hertha BSC (Austria)
August 8 – Athletic Bilbao (Anfield)
August 9 – Osasuna (Anfield)
August 14 – Norwich City (away) – first Premier League match of 2021-22.
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