The distraction of the unsavoury transfer speculation of the last week must stop for at least 90 minutes as focus returns to the pitch.
With no major international tournament, Liverpool enjoyed a well-travelled but successful pre-season. However, they will be missing several key first-team players for this opening game due to injury.
The match gets underway at 12.30pm BST — that’s 7.30am New York, 4.30am California, 9.30pm Sydney, 7.30pm Singapore, 3.30pm Dubai and 2.30pm in Nairobi.
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Rest of the world (TV)
Fans can find the match on the following channels worldwide:
Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League (UK & Ireland), beIN Sports Arabia 2, SBS, SuperSport 3 Africa, Flow Sports Premier, DIRECTV Sports, DAZN, Idman TV, Star Sports Select HD1, Play Sports 1, SportKlub 1 Serbia, ESPN Brasil, Astro SuperSport 3, Diema Sport 2, Sportsnet (Canada), PPTV Sport, DIGI Sport 1, 6’eren, Viaplay, OTE Sport 1, 620 PLTV, Prime (Hungary), Stoo 2 Sport, Sport 1, SportsNavi Live, SuperSports Arabia 2, Viasat Sport Baltic, Go Sports 2, Ziggo Sport, TV2 Sumo, Canal+ Sport 2 (Poland), Eurosport (Romania), Match TV Football 1 (Russia), 102 Mio Stadium, Movistar TV Futbol, NBC SN (USA), K+ (Vietnam).
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