Tranmere Rovers vs Liverpool:
Date: Friday, 8 July 2016
Kick-off: 19:00 UK
Venue: Prenton Park.
Tranmere Rovers will host Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at Prenton Park in their first pre-season game on Friday, 8th July 2016. The Reds Manager is expected to kick-off his pre-season campaign on a strong note and he is expected to field a strong squad for the game.
Liverpool finished 9th position in the English Premier League, thus failing to qualify for any of the Europe competitions (Uefa Champions League and Uefa Europa League). They will now have the luxury of concentrating only on domestic competition when the new campaign starts and will have all eyes to challenge for the Premier League trophy. Tranmere may not be a tough test for them but it will help Klopp and his staff to check for areas to strengthen and upgrade in this transfer window.
Tranmere Rovers finished 6th in the National League table during the last campaign and has since be preparing for ahead of this tough test, they will hope to get something out of this game to boost their morale ahead of the new season.
Tranmere Rovers vs Liverpool: Head to Head stats
Excluding friendlies, Liverpool have played 22 games against Tranmere Rovers which they have won 18 times, drawn once and lost 3 games to Tranmere.
The last time the two teams played an official game was in 2001 FA Cup which Liverpool won 4-2. The two teams later met again in a friendly game in 2008 which Liverpool came out victorious with a 1-0 score line.
Tranmere Rovers vs Liverpool: Predictions
Liverpool are huge favourites in this game, although it’s a friendly fixture, but Jurgen Klopp won’t want to start the new campaign with a bad note. Also the players will like to perform their very best to buy the managers heart as they go into new season.
I predict a huge win for Liverpool and i think a clean sheet will likely occur for the Reds.
1. Liverpool win
2. Over 2.5 goals
3. Handicap Liverpool -1