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Liverpool vs RB Salzburg Live Football Soccer July 27, 2022

Following Wednesday’s friendly, Liverpool will face off against Manchester City for the Community Shield on Saturday before welcoming Strasbourg to Anfield for their final pre-season contest a day later, and the Anfield faithful would pay good money to see Nunez replicate his feats in Germany against the Premier League champions. Salzburg and Liverpool are familiar foes after locking horns in the group stage of the 2019-20 Champions League, during which the Reds edged a thrilling contest 4-3 at home before a more straightforward 2-0 success on Austrian turf. Salzburg did not enter the new season with a clean bill of health, as centre-back Kamil Piatkowski and 18-year-old midfielder Justin Omoregie are both nursing thigh injuries.

The gulf of quality between Salzburg and Liverpool will be on the highlight in this meeting. Salzburg has had success in domestic outings but were found lacking against teams of a higher calibre. Ajax defeated them in a close five-goal thriller and Jurgen Klopp’s men will surely add to their miseries. The Reds have not lost to their Austrian counterparts in three engagements and given their form, the trend will not buckle in their latest engagemnt.

The last time Liverpool arrived in Salzburg, it finished all square as they shared four goals with their rivals. They arrive in this meeting after a comprehensive 5-0 victory over sister club RB Leipzig. On the other hand, Die Roten Bullen have scored 8 goals in their last three outings and will be confident in taking the game to their rivals. After wins over Crystal Palace and RB Leipzig, Liverpool takes on the challenge of RB Salzburg at the Red Bull Arena. The Austrians enjoyed success in their opening Bundesliga outing and will pose a threat to the Reds.

More severe injuries are also bedevilling midfield duo Samson Tijani and Ousmane Diakite, with the former recovering from a broken leg while Diakite nurses a cruciate ligament rupture. Captain Andreas Ulmer ought to act as the veteran of the side from left-back at 36, and Sesko will expect to start up top amid reports of Manchester United keeping a close eye on his development. As for Liverpool, Joe Gomez shook off an injury scare to make the bench during the thrashing of Leipzig, but Diogo Jota, Alisson Becker and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all still on the sidelines. Klopp is hopeful that Alisson will be available for the Community Shield, but Adrian will continue to act as the last line of defence with Caoimhin Kelleher also absent.

Red Bull Salzburg possible starting lineup:
Kohn; Van der Brempt, Solet, Wober, Ulmer; Sucic, Siewald, Capaldo; Fernando; Sekso, Adamu

Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Keita, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Nunez, Diaz

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