Liverpool vs. Sevilla
|Date & Time||Sunday July 21, 2019, 6:00 PM (EDT)|
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Liverpool are set to play against Sevilla in a preseason friendly.
Sevilla defeated FC Dallas in their previous preseason match at the Toyota Stadium. It was a comfortable win for Sevilla as they won 3-1. This is a very important preseason for Sevilla as they replaced their manager over the summer and these games allowed the new manager, Julen Lopetegui, to assess his team.
It has been a good transfer window for Sevilla as they have secured solid signings in Luuk de Jong, Oliver Torres, and Fernando. Sevilla are also talking with Lyon in regards to signing Nabil Fekir. This match is expected to be a test for Sevilla since Liverpool are a very good team.
On the other side of the coin, Liverpool lost to Borussia Dortmund in their previous preseason match. It was a poor performance by Liverpool as they controlled on 43% of the ball and completed 167 fewer passes than Dortmund. While the loss was not the ideal result, Liverpool will not be overly concerned since key players like Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah, and Sadio Mane were not available. Welsh winger, Harry Wilson played well for Liverpool as he scored in the 35th minute.
Liverpool have been relatively quiet in the transfer window although fans are still happy since the team has a very strong squad. Liverpool won the Champions League last season and the expectations will be high for the club.
This match between Liverpool and Sevilla is set to be played at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
During the regular season, this match would be heavily favored towards Liverpool winning. That being said, I see Sevilla winning this match. Liverpool are still missing most of their starting XI and their reserves are not at the same level. Sevilla are playing almost their best team and I see them having enough quality to defeat a depleted Liverpool outfit.