Liverpool move pre-season friendly to avoid England World Cup clash

Liverpool have confirmed they have moved their pre-season friendly with Tranmere.

Jurgen Klopp’s men were scheduled to take on the recently-promoted side at Prenton Park on Wednesday July 11.

But the fixture has been brought forward 24 hours and will now kick off at 7:30pm on Tuesday July 10.

The encounter has been moved to avoid a clash with England’s potential World Cup semi-final.

It comes after the Reds confirmed they would not be changing the time of their first pre-season encounter with Chester this Saturday.

Naby Keita and Fabinho could both make their debuts in the fixture this weekend.


But the 3pm kick-off clashes with England’s quarter-final with Sweden.

There had been calls for it to be moved but Chester stated they were unable to change at such a short notice.

A statement read: "Following England’s victory in the World Cup last night, we made every attempt to move the game, but logistically this proved a major challenge given all match tickets had been sold, and other aspects relating to matchday arrangements were unable to rearrange at short notice."

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