Read a preview and watch a live stream of Valerenga vs Liverpool in today’s pre-season friendly…
Where: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo.
When: Wednesday August 7, 18:00 K.O.
Watch live: Click here to watch on BT Sport online!
Liverpool take on Valerenga in their penultimate pre-season friendly today, trying to improve on their perfect record so far this summer. They have won all five of their matches without conceding a goal, thanks to particularly impressive performances from new goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, club legend Steven Gerrard, and the brilliant Brazilian Coutinho.
All the build up today though has focussed on Luis Suarez’s latest plea to allow the club to let him move to Premier League rivals Arsenal. the 26-year-old Uruguayan hasn’t travelled to injury after picking up a knock in training, and the forward has almost definitely played his last game for the club. Liverpool will turn to promising players like Raheem Sterling and Iago Aspas to provide the creativity tonight instead.
Just over a week ago, Valerenga were thrashed 7-0 by Barcelona, and the Reds will hope to inflict a similar scoreline.
Unfortunately, the match has come too soon for Daniel Sturridge, who is still recovering from a foot injury that has kept him out of pre-season so far. The striker has bagged 10 goals since his arrival in January earlier this year, and will be even more crucial to the team now Suarez is set to leave.