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Fleetwood Town vs. Liverpool – Predicted Line Ups, Team News And Preview

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After a 1-0 win over Tranmere Rovers few days back, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be looking to guide the side to the second successive win in the pre-season outing as the side take on Fleetwood Town.

The team will be travelling to the Highbury Stadium in Fleetwood which has the capacity of 5,400 fans, of which 2,672 can be seated to contest against their League One opponents. In a 1-0 win against Tranmere Rovers, Jurgen Klopp gave the opportunity to all the new arrivals, but it was Ings, whose strike made the difference between the two clubs, and now, it is expected that the formation will remain intact.

The two clubs have never met before, but once. That was another pre-season friendly and the game was contested at Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road in 2003. Liverpool was then managed by Gerard Houllier and the Reds came out victorious as they thrashed Tranmeres by six goals to one, with El-Hadji Diouf, Milan Baros (2), Bruno Cheyrou, John Welsh and Anthony Le Tallec all on the scoresheet.

Liverpool Team News:

Phillippe Coutinho returned to the training after a disastrous Copa America show, and it is expected that he might feature for the Reds in the next game. And the French defender Mamadou Sakho could mark a surprise return after his charges were cleared on Friday

On the other hand, the players like Dejan Lovren, Lucas Leiva, Roberto Firmino, Karius, Matip and Mane, who started the last game for the Reds are also expected to be featured again.

With a congested midfield, the academy players will be looking to get their chance to impress the German manager. While, on the other hand, the new arrival Marko Grujic, who was unable to play the last game could mark a return.

Squads

Fleetwood:

Neal, Taylor, Cairns, McLaughlin, Jonsson, Pond, Bell, Ryan, Hornby-Forbes, Grant, Nirrenold, Wright, McManus, Sanogo, Deacon, Hunter, Ball, Haughton, Sowerby, Nilsson, Dunbar, Cole, Davis, Bolger, Eastham, Holloway, Nadesan

Liverpool:

Karius, Bogdan, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno, Ilori, Matip, Flanagan, Smith, Wisdom, Randall, Coutinho, Grujic, Lucas, Brannagan, Stewart, Kent, Markovic, Ojo, Chirivella, Allan, Mane, Firmino, Ings