December 31, 2021 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With both teams looking prolific in front of goal so far this summer, Al Hain-Cole expects an entertaining clash between Klopp's men and Los Leones
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Liverpool will be hoping to welcome fans back to Anfield with a win when they take on Athletic Club in Sunday’s friendly clash.
The Reds were beaten 4-3 by Hertha Berlin in their last full pre-season match, although did record two 60-minute victories over Bologna at their training camp in France in midweek.
Liverpool vs Athletic Club latest odds
With the stadium set to be at 75 per cent capacity for the first time since March 2020, Liverpool are available at 1/2 (1.50) with bet365 to give the supporters something to celebrate by coming out on top.
Marcelino’s Athletic Club pulled off a 3-1 victory over Southampton on Saturday and are available at 17/4 (5.25) to finish their pre-season on a high with another win over Premier League opposition, or 16/5 (4.20) to earn a creditable draw.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
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The game is being shown live on LFCTV in the United Kingdom (UK). LFCTV GO will be streaming the game live online.
Liverpool vs Athletic Club team news
Thiago Alcantara will not be involved as he recovers from a minor injury, with the Spain international expected to return to training next week.
Unai Simon is not with the team after winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, while Yuri Berchiche is ruled out through injury.
Liverpool vs Athletic Club preview
With both sides playing two games in the space of two days, it is difficult to predict what kind of line-ups both the managers will go with.
Nevertheless, it seems fairly safe to expect an entertaining game considering the quality of attacking players at Jurgen Klopp’s disposal, with the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane both looking sharp so far this summer.
The home defence is also bound to be in for a test considering Athletic’s pre-season form so far, having found the net in all but one of their six friendly fixtures and scored six times in the three most recent games against Borussia Dortmund, Union Berlin and Southampton.
Liverpool vs Athletic Club predictions
Having played out an exciting 4-3 defeat in their last full 90 minute match against Hertha Berlin, odds of 8/11 (1.73) seem safe on Liverpool ensuring more goalmouth action by both scoring and conceding against a dangerous Athletic side.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.