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Liverpool vs Borussia Dortmund: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

08:00 BST 22/07/2018
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Jurgen Klopp will face his former club in International Champions Cup competition when the Reds open their campaign at the Bank of America Stadium

Jurgen Klopp’s present will meet his past when Liverpool open their International Champions Cup endeavours against Borussia Dortmund in Charlotte.

Having reached the Champions League final in 2017-18 and secured another top-four finish in the Premier League, much is expected of the Reds in the upcoming campaign.

They will be eager to establish momentum in their pre-season efforts, with silverware up for grabs at the end of three fixtures in the United States.

The first of those sees them face Bundesliga opposition at the Bank of America Stadium, with Dortmund having opened another new chapter in their history under the guidance of Lucien Favre.

Game Liverpool vs Borussia Dortmund
Date Sunday, July 22
Time 9:05pm BST / 4:05pm ET

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US) the game will be shown live on television on ESPN and will be available to stream live online via WatchESPN.

US TV channel Online stream
ESPN WatchESPN

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Premier Sports and streamed on the Premier Player app.

UK TV channel Online stream
Premier Sports Premier Player

Squads & Team News


Position Liverpool players
Goalkeepers Karius, Grabara, Kelleher
Defenders Van Dijk, Matip, Gomez, Klavan, Phillips, Robertson, Moreno, Clyne
Midfielders Keita, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Milner, Lallana, Grujic, Woodburn, Jones, Chirivella
Forwards Salah, Mane, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Solanke, Origi, Ojo, Markovic, Camacho

Klopp has drafted a number of fresh faces into his ranks this summer and should give most of those game time in ICC competition.

Naby Keita and Fabinho will be eager to impress, with Xherdan Shaqiri due to join up with the squad at a later date along with the world’s most expensive goalkeeper, £65 million ($85m) new boy Alisson.

World Cup duty was relatively kind to the Reds but Jordan Henderson, Dejan Lovren, Roberto Firmino, Simon Mignolet and Trent Alexander-Arnold have been given a break while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a long-term absentee.

Potential Liverpool XI: Karius; Clyne, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson; Fabinho, Keita, Milner; Solanke, Sturridge, Lallana.

Position Dortmund players
Goalkeepers Hitz, Oelschlagel, Hupe
Defenders Zagadou, Diallo, Hakimi, Toljan, Piszczek, Schmelzer, Toprak, Pieper, Sechelmann
Midfielders Sancho, Sahin, Gotze, Gomez, Rode, Pulisic, Burnic, Dahoud, Dieckmann, Boadu
Forwards Reus, Isak, Wolf, Philipp, Bruun Larsen, Bockhorn

Favre has included new arrivals Adbou Diallo, Marius Wolf, Ashraf Hakimi and Marwin Hitz in his ICC squad, with all four hoping to settle quickly.

Established stars such as Mario Gotze and Christian Pulisic are also present and Marco Reus has joined up with Dortmund following a disappointing World Cup campaign with Germany, but Andre Schurrle has been freed to discuss a move elsewhere.

Potential Dortmund XI: Hitz; Toljan, Piper, Toprak, Schmelzer; Pulisic, Gotze, Sahin, Reus; Philipp, Isak.


Betting & Match Odds


Liverpool are considered to be favourites to win the game, with dabblebet offering odds of 21/20 on the Reds coming out on top. Dortmund are priced at 9/4 and a draw is available at 13/5.

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Match Preview


Liverpool have already taken in four pre-season friendlies, with Klopp eager to get minutes into his squad early.

The goals have flowed in victories over Chester, Tranmere and Blackburn, while a goalless draw was played out with Bury.

After facing Dortmund in the International Champions Cup, the Reds’ time in America will also see them lock horns with Premier League rivals Manchester United and Manchester City.

Liverpool have finished as runners-up in the North America and Europe section of the ICC on two previous occasions, losing out to United and Paris Saint-Germain in 2014 and 2016, so will be hoping to go one better this time around.

Dortmund, meanwhile, are already up and running having opened their campaign with a 1-0 victory over Manchester City.

Gotze netted the only goal of the game from the penalty spot against the Premier League champions, with Favre seeing his reign off to the perfect start.