Following on from their resounding 6-0 victory over Tranmere Rovers on Thursday, Liverpool will face League Two side Bradford City on Sunday in their final pre-season fixture before they go on tour to the United States to face the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla.
2018/19 was a wildly successful year for the Reds. They came agonisingly close to winning the league, losing once as they finished just a single point behind Manchester City, before defeating Tottenham in the Champions League final to win the competition for the sixth time.
Now, the target this season is that Liverpool bring home the Premier League trophy that has eluded them for so long.
Bradford City, on the other hand, had a devastating season. After years of finishing in the top half of League One and even getting to the play-off final in 2017, they finished rock bottom and barely put up a fight as they suffered relegation to League Two. With Gary Bowyer at the helm, their fans will be hoping for promotion back at the first time of asking.
Check out 90min’s preview of the game below.
Where to Watch
|When Is Kick Off?||Sunday 14 July|
|What Time Is Kick Off?||15:00 (BST)|
|Where Is it Played?||Valley Parade|
|TV Channel/Live Stream?||LFC TV|
Liverpool will be without some of their key players for Sunday’s match. Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum and Andrew Robertson are expected to return to pre-season training this weekend but are unlikely to appear.
|Bradford City||O’Donnell; Henley, O’Connor, French, Riley; Akpan, Anderson, Colville; Scannell, Doyle, Donaldson.|
|Liverpool||Mignolet; Clyne, Matip, Gomez, Larouci; Milner, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Wilson, Brewster, Kent.|
Head to Head Record
Liverpool go into this game off the back of a superb win against Tranmere Rovers and a great run of form towards the end of last season. Out of their last ten games, Liverpool have lost just once, that being the 3-0 defeat to Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League semi final back in May.
Bradford, despite their relegation last year, are unbeaten in their last five. They won their first two pre-season matches, against Guiseley and Brighouse Town respectively, and avoided defeat in their last three games in League One.
Here’s how each team has performed over their last five games.
|Brighouse Town 0-2 Bradford City (9/7)||Tranmere Rovers 0-6 Liverpool (11/7)|
|Guiseley 0-2 Bradford City (6/7)||Tottenham Hotspur 0-2 Liverpool (1/6)|
|Bradford City 0-0 AFC Wimbledon (4/5)||Liverpool 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (12/5)|
|Scunthorpe United 2-3 Bradford City (27/4)||Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona (7/5)|
|Bradford City 1-1 Gillingham (22/4)||Newcastle United 2-3 Liverpool (4/5)|
Despite Bradford City’s relatively good form and the number of absences Liverpool will have, the quality is obviously in the Reds’ favour. Expect this to be a drubbing.