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Liverpool FC dates for the diary – All you need to know for summer 2018

Here’s the key dates for Liverpool’s summer and into the new campaign.

Liverpool have announced nine pre-season friendlies – four in the north-west, three in America, one in Dublin and one at Anfield.

Those players not involved in the World Cup will return to Melwood on July 2, with an opening friendly at Chester just five days later.

That’s quickly followed by games against Tranmere, Bury and Blackburn, where fans will get the first opportunity to see new signings Naby Keita and Fabinho in action.

There’ll also be opportunities for youngsters like Harry Wilson to force himself into Jurgen Klopp‘s first team plans for the new season.

Players involved in the World Cup will then re-join their teammates in America, where high-profile friendlies against Borussia Dortmund, Man City and Man United take place.

A week before the new season starts, Liverpool will again play in Dublin – this time against Italian side Napoli – before hosting another Italian side, Torino, at Anfield on the Tuesday before the season opener against West Ham.

A change this year sees the domestic transfer window close on the Thursday before the season starts; although transfers to leagues such as Spain, France and Germany could still take place after that date.

Liverpool FC Summer 2018

HONG KONG, CHINA - Friday, July 21, 2017: Liverpool players Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah, Marko Grujic during a training session at the Mong Kok Stadium during the Premier League Asia Trophy 2017. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)


2: Non-internationals return to pre-season training
7: Friendly vs. Chester FC – Swansway Stadium – July 7, 3pm
11: Friendly vs. Tranmere – Prenton Park – July 11, 7.45pm
14: Friendly vs. Bury – Gigg Lane – July 14, 7.30pm
15: World Cup ends
19: Friendly vs. Blackburn – Ewood Park July 19, 7.45pm
22: Friendly vs. Borussia Dortmund (North Carolina)
25/26: Friendly vs. Man City (New Jersey) *
28: Friendly vs. Man United (Michigan)


4: Friendly vs Napoli (Dublin)
7: Friendly vs Torino (Anfield)
9: Transfer window closes (5pm)
11: First weekend of new season
30: Champions League group-stage draw
31: International transfer window closes


18: Champions League group-stage matchday one

* The game against Man City takes place on the 25 in New Jersey; the early hours of the 26 in the UK.

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