Match Today: Liverpool vs Strasbourg 31-07-2022 Friendly match

A day after taking on Manchester City in the Community Shield, Liverpool returned to Anfield for Sunday's pre-season friendly match with Ligue 1 side Strasbourg. The Reds suffered a 1-0 defeat to Red Bull Salzburg in their last friendly, while Julian Stefan's side lost 2-1 to Cagliari. Several days before the start of their new campaign in the Premier League. Twenty-four hours after the FA Cup holders and the League holders face Manchester City at the King Power Stadium in the annual match, Klopp's side will be back home for the friendly with Strasbourg, so tapping into the team's enviable depth is crucial. Importance.

Liverpool vs Strasbourg

An inexperienced Liverpool came out onto the pitch against Salzburg at the end of their training camp in Austria on Wednesday and slipped to a winner from Benjamin Cisco, with two wins and two defeats from pre-season. Klopp also announced that the Reds will continue their friendly schedule even after the start of the Premier League, but one can imagine that the German coach will put a team from the second series for his impending return to Anfield. Ligue 1 last season, as Strasbourg just missed a place in Europe, finished sixth in the 2021-22 Ligue 1 season.

Strasbourg vs Liverpool

The form of Strasbourg preparatory for the new season seems distinctive as a light, as Stéphane's team achieved consecutive wins over Sion and Charleroi before two consecutive draws with Brentford and Fribourg, with 10 goals scored in these two matches. Last time, Strasbourg returned to Stade de la Mina to welcome Serie A Cagliari, who knocked on the doors early via Jacopo Desogos and Leonardo Pavoletti, and Adrian Thomasson's quick reaction did not inspire a late comeback in the 2-1 loss. The heavyweight encounter with Monaco marks Strasbourg's first Ligue 1 match of the new season, and Strasbourg has prior experience when it comes to beating Liverpool, as the Ligue 1 side beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on aggregate in the second round of the UEFA Cup 1997-98.