Liverpool face RB Leipzig and RC Strasbourg Alsace in pre-season friendlies next month with the French club travelling to Anfield just ONE DAY after the Reds’ Community Shield final against Manchester City
- Liverpool will travel to Germany to face RB Leipzig at Red Bull Arena on July 21
- They head back to Anfield ten days later for a match with RC Strasbourg Alsace
- Jurgen Klopp’s side will then have a week left to prepare for the Premier League
- The first game of their season is against newly-promoted Fulham on August 6
Liverpool will play pre-season friendlies against RB Leipzig and RC Strasbourg Alsace in July as they build towards to the new Premier League campaign.
Jurgen Klopp’s troops return to training at Kirkby on Monday July 4, just over a month before their first match of the season against Fulham on August 6.
The Reds embark on a tour of Southeast Asia on July 9, facing Manchester United in Thailand three days later and Crystal Palace in Singapore on July 15.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will travel back to Germany to face RB Leipzig at Red Bull Arena in July
RB Leipzig will then host Liverpool at Red Bull Arena on Thursday July 21, with kick-off taking place at 6.15pm.
That gives the squad nine days to return to England and train ahead of the Community Shield final against Manchester City, which offers both sides the chance to make a statement ahead of another Premier League assault.
Just one day later, French outfit RC Strasbourg Alsace will travel to Merseyside to kick-off against the Reds at 7.30pm.
Former RB Leipzig centre-half Ibrahima Konate enjoyed a promising debut season at Anfield
The Leipzig friendly offers Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate an opportunity to face his former club following £36 million switch to Anfield last May.
Jurgen Klopp handed the 23-year-old 29 appearances in all competitions last campaign and entrusted him in six out of seven Champions League knock-out ties.
The friendlies will also offer Liverpool fans a first glimpse of club-record signing Darwin Nunez, who arrived from Benfica this month for an all-encompassing fee of £85 million.
Striker Darwin Nunez has a chance to show his quality during Liverpool’s busy pre-season