Liverpool waste no time heading back to England after being Manchester United in the United States as Jurgen Klopp’s side get ready for final friendlies against Napoli and Torino
- Jurgen Klopp’s squad arrived back in England after beating Manchester United
- Liverpool have two more friendlies as they take on Napoli and Torino
- The Reds’ Premier League campaign starts against West Ham on August 12
It has been a hectic pre-season for Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp’s side having already played seven friendlies, the most recent of which saw them beat Manchester United 4-1 in the United States on Saturday.
Klopp’s squad have wasted no time in heading back to England to continue their preparations for the new Premier League campaign as they arrived at Manchester Airport on Sunday morning.
Summer signing Xherdan Shaqiri, who marked his first appearance for the club with a stunning overhead kick against United, was amongst the players spotted at the airport, with Mohamed Salah also present.
Xherdan Shaqiri, who found the net against Manchester United, arrives back in England
Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah will be determined to enjoy another prolific campaign
Liverpool’s next assignment sees them take on Napoli in Ireland on Wednesday, with £65million goalkeeper Alisson poised to make his debut in that fixture.
Following that, the Reds will host Torino at Anfield on August 7 before the real action gets underway on August 12 when they host West Ham.
Liverpool started pre-season with an emphatic 7-0 win away to Chester before beating Tranmere Rovers 3-2.
Centre-back Virgil Van Dijk has been enjoying his first pre-season as a Liverpool player
Much criticised goalkeeper Loris Karius was also seen arriving at Manchester Airport
Jurgen Klopp’s team will now get ready for their final friendlies against Napoli and Torino
LIVERPOOL’S PRE-SEASON GAMES
July 7 – Chester (away) – Won 7-0
July 10 – Tranmere (away) – Won 3-2
July 14 – Bury (away) – Drew 0-0
July 19 – Blackburn (away) – Won 2-0
July 22 – Borussia Dortmund (neutral) – Won 3-1
July 26 – Manchester City (neutral) – Won 2-1
July 28 – Manchester United (neutral) – Won 4-1
August 4 – Napoli (neutral)
August 7 – Torino (neutral)
A goalless draw against Bury followed, with Klopp’s team subsequently beating Blackburn 2-0.
The Reds then headed to the United States where they lost 3-1 to Klopp’s former club Borussia Dortmund but they bounced back by beating Manchester City 2-1 prior to prevailing past United.
It has been a busy summer off the pitch for Liverpool, too, with Shaqiri, Alisson, Naby Keita and Fabinho all joining the club for a combined total of £174.25million.
Having reached the Champions League final last season, Liverpool will be especially determined to enjoy a successful campaign as they look to win silverware for the first time under Klopp.