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Brendan Rodgers' men travel the short distance North to face the Lilywhites looking for a positive reaction after tasting defeat in their first pre-season match

Liverpool face Preston North End this weekend after an experimental side lost to Brondby in their opening match this summer.

Ahead of their opening match against Southampton in the Premier League, Brendan Rodgers's men have another six friendlies to iron out all creases and and integrate all their new squad members, with the Merseysiders' already being very active in the transfer window.

Despite bringing in a number of players, none of them featured against Brondby, with the likes of Lucas, Brad Jones, Philippe Coutinho and Fabio Borini all gaining game minutes.

Preston should prove another tough test for Liverpool, with Simon Grayson's men reaching the League One play-offs last season.

They started their summer with a hard-fought victory over Chorley, winning 3-2. Whereas Liverpool will be facing Roma and Milan amongst others this summer, Preston have friendlies lined up against Burnley and Leicester before their season opener against Notts County. bet365 price them at 15/4 (4.75) to inflict a second defeat on Liverpool in a row.

Rodgers' side will be keen to put on a performance after defeat in their first match. The two sides have a good relationship and met in a friendly last season, with Liverpool running out 4-0 winners at Deepdale. With Liverpool maybe looking to play some of their new signings, expect a strong line up from the Reds. bet365 price them at 8/15 (1.53) to win and 10/3 (4.33) to draw.

Over 3.5 goals is a fantastic price with bet365 at 6/5 (2.20) These pre-season friendlies usually see many goals with both sides looking to experiment to find their strongest XI. This bet would have easily landed in Preston's first friendly and with Liverpool comfortably beating them last summer 4-0, expect another goal-filled match at Deepdale.

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