Liverpool’s pre-season has officially concluded this weekend following the Reds’ 7-2 win over Blackpool. Jurgen Klopp’s men actually fell 2-0 behind in this game, but turned on the style after the interval and ran out 7-2 winners over the Seasiders.
LFC pre-season results (2020/21)
LFC 3-0 Stuttgart
Salzburg 2-2 Liverpool
LFC 7-2 Blackpool
Also Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool (Community Shield, with Arsenal winning on penalties)
A curtailed pre-season, consisting of only three games, and many would agree that the 19/20 pre-season was far more taxing, including hit outs against the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla Napoli and Lyon.
Yes, Covid didn’t quite help matters in 20/21, but was the tough pre-season one of the reasons for the Reds’ fabulous start to the 19/20 campaign?
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Liverpool’s opponents for the 2020 Community Shield have been confirmed, and it is Arsenal, who booked their spot against the Reds after beating fellow North London outfit Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup final.
The Community Shield pits the reigning Premier League champions (LFC in this case) against the FA Cup winners (now Arsenal) and is the traditional curtain raiser to the top-flight season.
The game will take place on August 29, 2020.
This will also be the first Community Shield meeting between the Reds and the Gunners since 2002. AFC prevailed 1-0 on that occasion thanks to a goal from Brazilian medio Gilberto Silva.
The new PL season will officially begin on September 12, 2020.
Liverpool finished their league campaign with a record high points tally of 99 as they beat Newcastle 3-1 on the final day of what’s been a very long Premier League season.
Here is a look at the player ratings for the Reds for this clash from the local Echo paper. Past LFC sides have been guilty of not turning up at the end of the season (remember the 6-1 v Stoke at the Britannia?), but this one did the job against Steve Bruce’s Magpies.
Three delightful individual goals saw Liverpool conclude their league engagements on a winning note as they beat Steve Bruce’s Newcastle 3-1 at St.James Park.
Jurgen Klopp opted to make several changes from the side that had beaten Chelsea 5-3 in their last game, with the Reds’ attacking troika of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah all rested here.