Liverpool will open their 2018 preseason campaign on Saturday with a friendly against Chester FC at Swansway Chester Stadium and you can stream it live and exclusively on LFCTV and LFCTV GO.

Scheduled time for kick-off is 3 pm BST (9 am ET) and the build-up will begin an hour before the game start.

Ahead of the clash, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed his plans to try and field two different squads during the game with new summer recruits Fabinho and Naby Keita both in line to make their first appearances for the Reds.

When as about the possibilities of seeing both players this weekend, Klopp told “Yes, hopefully.

“We still have two or three sessions until we play; unfortunately in football a lot of things can happen. But if nothing happens then they will play of course.

“We don’t want to waste time. They are in, it’s good. It’s our first pre-season game so let’s start.

“If they’ll start, I don’t know, to be honest. I haven’t made the line-up so far, I have to see who is available. But, yes, they will be involved for sure.”

Besides the players currently at the World Cup or those who have been involved, Joel Matip and Adam Lallana are also expected to miss the game.

“I’m not sure if we have two complete teams because not really all positions are covered,” Klopp said.

“But that’s the plan. Go there and get used to proper football again, that’s why we do it.

“So I’m looking forward to it. It’s a first little test for us and hopefully we are ready. We always do it out of full training; we don’t think too much about the games during the week.

“So that will be quite intense for the boys, especially with these temperatures at the moment. But it’s all good, let’s go.”


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