Liverpool announce opening four pre-season friendlies for 2018/19

Liverpool have announced four pre-season friendlies that will kick start their preparations for the 2018-19 season.

The four games in 12 days will begin at the end of the first week of the return to pre-season training.

Pre-season training is expected to commence on the 2nd July, and the reds will travel to Chester FC on Saturday 7th July, before a Wednesday evening visit to Tranmere, a Saturday 14th July game trip to Bury and then a game at Blackburn Rovers Ewood Park on Thursday 19th July.

The World Cup tournament in Russia doesn't end until the 15th July so no matter how our international players get on they will not be involved in this set of fixtures.

Following the Blackburn game Liverpool will be heading off on their overseas tour to the United States where the quality of opposition will increase significantly.

Tranmere Rovers were recently welcomed back to the Football League after securing promotion, and Chester FC were born out of the ashes of Chester City who were wound up in 2010.

2018/19 LFC Fixture List

Liverpool's pre-season preparations are following a similar look to the 2016-17 season when four local friendlies were arranged prior to the trip to the United States.  The reds only played two friendlies last summer in the UK before heading away to Hong Kong on last years tour.

James Milner scored the first goal of LFC's pre-season last summer - what would turn out to be a rare penalty for the reds in the season ahead.

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