Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are continuing their busy pre-season schedule on Monday with a game at Anfield against La Liga outfit Osasuna one day after their game against Athletic Bilbao
Liverpool play their second pre-season friendly in successive days against Spanish opposition as they take on Osasuna at Anfield on Monday night.
It follows on immediately from Sunday afternoon’s 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao, where Diogo Jota’s early goal was not enough for the Reds in a game where Andy Robertson picked up a concerning injury.
This is the final instalment in Jurgen Klopp’s side’s pre-season; they played 30-minute friendly matches against Wacker Innsbruck and Stuttgart before playing full match against Bundesliga outfits Mainz and Hertha BSC, an hour-long match against Bologna and Sunday’s game against Athletic.
Just as with Sunday’s friendly, the game will be played in front of a 75 percent capacity at Anfield.
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When is Liverpool vs Osasuna?
The match takes place on Monday, August 9 at Anfield.
Kick-off is at 7pm GMT.
How can I watch the game?
The game is being streamed on Liverpool ’s in-house service, LFCTV GO – coverage of the games will get underway at 4pm.
Annual and monthly prices for LFCTV GO can be bought through the club’s official website and viewers can get their first month for free by using the code 2122GOFREE. T&Cs apply.
You can also follow the game live with Mirror Sport .
As this is a friendly match, bookmakers are not offering odds for this fixture at the time of writing.
It is likely that there will be wholesale changes to Jurgen Klopp’s side for this fixture from the line-up that faced Athletic on Sunday.
That XI was a particularly strong one with the likes of Alisson Becker, Joel Matip, Trent Alexander-Arnold, James Milner, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane all playing the full 90 minutes.
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Another player who definitely will not be involved is Andy Robertson, who sustained an injury against Athletic and is set to undergo tests on Monday to evaluate the extent of any potential layoff.
Players who were not involved at all in that fixture – including defenders Joe Gomez and Ibrahima Konate – are likely to play against Osasuna.
Klopp told Liverpool’s official website when speaking of changes for this game: Nobody who started today will be involved tomorrow, that’s clear. But there’s still a great team, a lot of people – top, top players. We have only top players involved.
“It will be a last line – Caoimhin Kelleher will be in the goal and then in front of him will be a really strong defensive line. A very experienced midfield and a very exciting offensive line.
“So, we actually want to see the same thing we wanted to see today: our football. The way we played today, we want to see tomorrow as well.
“That should be possible with different players; they have different profiles in some moments but still our football should be possible.
“It should be very intense. So, the same thing in the same shirt with different players in it.”
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