Henderson and England reach quarter finals – clash with LFC friendly

Liverpool will get their pre-season fixtures underway on Saturday at 3pm - at the same time as club captain Jordan Henderson will be involved in a World Cup Quarter Final.

Henderson had a good game in Moscow despite his shoot-out penalty being saved, as England ended a World Cup penalty curse.  They beat Colombia 4-3 after 120 minutes of football had left the scores level at 1-1.

Jordan was involved in a flashpoint during normal time when he received a blow to the jaw from the head of Wilmar Barrios.  The Colombian player received a yellow card, one of six to be brandished at the South American side.

Liverpool's game will not be changed.  Chester FC have sold all 4,500 of their tickets for the game and LFC are letting the home side keep all the gate receipts - a huge income for the side who play at the Swansway Chester Stadium.

The game is likely to feature Naby Keita and Fabinho in their first run outs in a Liverpool shirt.

The Chester chairman, David Harrington-Wright said:

"(The kick off time) has been mentioned since (we arranged the friendly) but it is highly unlikely to be moved. At this late stage the logistics of it would be difficult too. We know it provides a dilemma to fans and we fully expect the crowd to be less on Saturday.

"But it is important to remember that Liverpool have been very good to us with this friendly. A strong team is coming and we will keep all the gate receipts from the clash. We have sold the tickets and received the money, so there is no loss to the football club from a business point of view really."

If England win their quarter final against Sweden then the reds will face another pre-season clash.  Liverpool are due to kick off away at Tranmere half-way through the second World Cup semi-final.

UPDATE (9PM): Liverpool have now moved their friendly with Tranmere Rovers 24 hours earlier to Tuesday 10th July 2018.

2 comments on
Henderson and England reach quarter finals – clash with LFC friendly

    • Going to be interesting to see how many of the 4,500 crowd turn up for this one. At least those who go will get out of the game in time to watch the England match go to penalties.

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