With Celtic having already played a league match and negotiated the second and third round of the Champions League qualification, they are in good form as they come into this match. But Brendan Rodgers' men should also be fully prepared for this fixture, having played six friendlies so far.
Liverpool come into the clash off the back of a 4-1 victory against Valerenga on Wednesday. That was the sixth friendly out of six the Reds have won this summer, scoring 17 goals in the process and conceding just one.
With the Luis Suarez transfer saga continuing, Rodgers will be keen for his side to keep the momentum going against Celtic, with Stoke City lying in wait on August 17. William Hill price the Reds as favourites at 8/13 (1.62) to win the match.
Despite playing this friendly, Celtic have already played five competitive games this season. Neil Lennon’s men carefully negotiated both Cliftonville and Elfsborg to qualify for the play-off round in the Champions League.
The Bhoys also opened their SPL season with a win last weekend, battling from a goal down to win against Ross County thanks to a late Anthony Stokes goal. William Hill price them at 7/2 (4.50) to win in Dublin. The same firm prices the draw at 5/2 (3.50).
Liverpool have done some fantastic business in the transfer window this summer, with one signing standing out above the rest, Iago Aspas.
The Spaniard was signed from Celta Vigo and has made an instant impact during pre-season. Aspas has netted four goals already from six friendly matches and the price of him to net anytime against Celtic at 6/5 (2.20) is too good to ignore.
|Iago Aspas to score anytime at 6/5 (2.20) with William Hill|
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