Latest plans for Liverpool’s pre-season – with Tottenham’s new stadium a possible venue

18 April 2019

Liverpool are in talks with Tottenham over using their new stadium to host a lucrative pre-season friendly to help Jurgen Klopp‘s preparations for 2019/20.


The Reds unveiled the home kit they will be wearing next season on Thursday morning, recalling the trophy-laden 1980s and honouring the legendary Bob Paisley.

They will be hoping this can be adorned with gold with Klopp’s side still pushing for glory in the Premier League and Champions League, meaning the new campaign could see them defend their crown.

Liverpool are already set to tour the United States in the summer, but further friendlies can be expected both in England and, possibly, elsewhere in Europe.

And according to the Telegraph, this could see them play at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, due to reservations over the state of the playing surface at Anfield.

With Anfield hosting a series of gigs over the off-season, the decision has been made to forego a showcase friendly like last August’s clash with Torino and instead head to the capital.

Their opposition this time is likely to be Napoli, and the meeting is pencilled in for July 28, just under two weeks before the start of the Premier League season.

“From Spurs’ perspective, the arrangement could also make financial sense,” writes Chris Bascombe.

“The London club may be willing to host games to assist their repayments on the stadium so may be receptive to the idea, peculiar as it seems for a rival to make such a request.”

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (left) celebrates scoring his sides third goak of the match with team mates during the pre-season friendly match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. ( Niall Carson/PA Wire/PA Images)

The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which opened properly for this month’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, has received widespread praise for its facilities.

Liverpool played Napoli at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium last pre-season, with goals from James Milner, Gini Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno earning a 5-0 win.

The two sides then met twice in the Champions League group stage, each winning once, with the scoreline 1-0 both times.

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