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Liverpool to play Bayern Munich and final Audi Cup team confirmed

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Serie A side Napoli have joined Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid as Liverpool’s potential opponents in the Audi Cup in Germany this pre-season.

The Reds are set for a pair of clashes in Munich in August, with a semi-final followed by either a final or a third-place playoff.

Bayern and Atletico had already been confirmed alongside the Reds as taking part, but the Bundesliga giants have now revealed that Maurizio Sarri’s side will complete the quartet.

Liverpool will play Bayern in their opener on August 1 (8.30pm CET), before playing the winner of Atletico and Napoli’s clash earlier in the evening (5.45pm CET).

The resulting game will be on August 2, with the Reds then flying to Dublin to finish their pre-season schedule with a high-profile friendly against Athletic Bilbao on August 5.

The Premier League campaign will kick off on August 12, with Jurgen Klopp‘s side travelling to Watford for their season opener.

Earlier on Thursday, Liverpool confirmed two domestic friendlies against Tranmere Rovers (July 12) and Wigan Athletic (July 14).

This will be followed by a trip to Hong Kong for the Premier League Asia Trophy, where they will play Crystal Palace (July 19) and one of Leicester City and West Brom (July 22).

They will also take on Hertha Berlin in a joint-anniversary showcase at the Olympiastadion (July 29).

Key dates in Liverpool FC’s pre-season diary this summer:

July 12: Friendly: vs. Tranmere Rovers (A)
July 14: Friendly: vs. Wigan Athletic (A)
July 19: Asia Trophy: vs. Crystal Palace (Hong Kong)
July 22: Asia Trophy: vs. Leicester or West Brom (Hong Kong)
July 29: Friendly: vs. Hertha Berlin (Berlin)

August 1: Audi Cup: vs. Bayern Munich (Munich)
August 2: Audi Cup: vs. Atletico or Napoli (TBC) (Munich)
August 4: Champions League playoff qualification draw
August 5: Friendly: vs. Athletic Bilbao (Dublin)
August 12: New Season: Watford (A)
August 15/16: Champions League playoff first-leg
August 22/23: Champions League playoff second-leg

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