LFC Pre-season: Liverpool takes on Manchester United during their pre-season tour of Southeast Asia. This clash takes place at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.
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We are here, live at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok Thailand. This is where Liverpool begins their preseason-friendly games. They embark on their new journey against one of their fiercest rivals, Manchester United.
The game is scheduled to kick off at 8.00 pm local time.
Now, remember, this is a ‘friendly’ game but promises to be so only on paper with both sides surely wanting to win this. The two English giants and their fans will enjoy the bragging rights.
Friendly games are more important than they seem. They help the players reach full fitness after a few weeks off. They also help the coaching staff try out new strategies to ensure a shake-up within the squad and also want to remain as unpredictable as possible.
This is the first time that Fabio Carvalho and Darwin Nunez will wear the Liverpool red and make their debuts. Cavin Ramsay who has a small niggle has not traveled with the squad to Thailand.
There is a chance of us seeing Jurgen Klopp trying new systems and styles for Liverpool given the additions to the squad. With these additions, we could look at Klopp moving away from his preferred 4-3-3 to a 4-2-3-1.
Now given that most players have returned less than seven days before flying out to Thailand we will not see anyone risked for the entire ninety minutes. We will certainly see lots of changes made at regular intervals.
This will be done to ensure no injuries and also because of the playing and weather conditions.
Darwin Nunez ended his training session a little early because of a painful blister on his foot. At first, it does not look very serious. He should be fine soon and ready to play a few minutes and make his Liverpool debut tomorrow.
In addition to that Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota were training separately as they joined pre-season preparations just yesterday. Jota is still recovering from a hamstring injury that he got during international duty in June.
Given that there are unlimited changes allowed during a friendly game, every player will get a few minutes to get a runabout in front of the Thai Liverpool fans.
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