Liverpool 1-1 VfB Stuttgart: As It Happened


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Full Time

The second match in a row ends all square as Liverpool make a positive start to pre-season
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Another yellow this time for the goalscorer Forster as the midfielder goes in hard and late on Naby Keita
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More bright play from Elliott leads to a Liverpool free kick after Tsimikas is fouled out wide
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First card of the game goes to Divadi for a tackle on Oxlade-Chamberlain
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A quite few minutes since the equaliser as Liverpool continue to dominate the ball without creating a chance
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Mane levels the scores with a tap in after Milner and Tsimikas linked up well on the edge of the box
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More pressure down the right as Elliott and Salah combine to win another corner
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Better from Liverpool as Harvey Elliott drops deep to pick up the ball and find Mohamed Salah. 

Cross is cut out at the near post. 

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Kostas Tsimikas does brilliantly to retain possession on the retreat before setting the Reds on the front foot once again. Still 0-1
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Liverpool dominating proceedings without creating another clear cut chance since going behind
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Consecutive corners come to nothing as Liverpool strive to get back into the contest. 

Controlling much of the game since going behind

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Corner for the Reds after a quick paced attack
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Philipp Forster with the opening goal on six minutes as Liverpool fall behind
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Great goal for Stuttgart and Adrian is comprehensively beaten after a smart backheel in the area
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Salah Chance

Salah truly should've buried the chance presented and will rue the miss. 
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Huge chance for Salah after Oxlade-Chamberlain finds the Egyptian in the area. Goalkeeper saves well. 
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Harvey Elliott looks to be playing in a deeper role as Oxlade-Chamberlain plays in the middle of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane
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Kick Off

Oxlade-Chamberlain gets the game underway in Austria
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James Milner will captain this Liverpool side for another 30-minute meeting
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Managers Meet

Both German managers are joyfully chatting away ahead of kick off as Klopp prepares to oversee another display
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Players Are Coming Out

Both sets of players are making their way out in the idyllic Austrian setting. 

Sasa Kalajdzic will be the huge threat from a defensive point of view and Ibrahima Konate will be the man tasked with dealing with the striker

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This side boasts more experience and arguably more structure as Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain prepare to combine
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All Set

Liverpool's 'Team Two' are all set for tonight's second match against VfB Stuttgart after an inexperienced lineup drew 1-1 with FC Wacker Innsbruck 
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Subs For Both Games

On the bench for Liverpool for both matches will be: Harvey Davies, Harry Wilson, Neco Williams, Billy Koumetio
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Ibrahima Konate makes a first start in a Liverpool shirt since arriving from RB Leipzig. 

There will also be a sighting of Harvey Elliott for the first time since returning from a loan spell with Blackburn Rovers


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Team News

Liverpool XI: Adrian, Bradley, Konate, R. Williams, Tsimikas, Milner, Keita, Elliott, Mane, Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain
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What's To Come

That's all for now but we will be back immediately after the first friendly to talk you through the teams and the action. 
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Last Season

Following on from promotion a year earlier when Nat Phillips was a Stuttgart player, the German side comfortably consolidated their place in the top flight with a ninth place finish. 
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Last Season

Liverpool struggled somewhat last term as defending Premier League champions and will be hoping to use this opportunity to right some wrongs. 

Having suffered badly through injuries, Jurgen Klopp will know how important this pre-season and the ongoing transfer window is to the club.

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How To Watch

If you want to watch the game directly stream it via Liverpool FC TV and Liverpool FC TV GO

If you want to watch it on internet, VAVEL UK is your best option!

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Unlike first opponents Wacker, Stuttgart have also recently begun their pre-season preparations. 

Managed by Pellegrino Mattarazo, the German Bundesliga side pose a real aerial threat through giant striker Saša Kalajdžić.

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Team News

Liverpool are likely to name two very different sides for the back to back shortened friendlies. 

New signing Ibrahima Konate is expected to get a first run out as a Red and returning trio Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Trent Alexander-Arnold could also see some minutes.

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Back Home

Once back to work on Merseyside, Jurgen Klopp's side will round off pre-season with two Anfield clashes against Athletic Bilbao and Osasuna.
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This clash will follow a 30-minute meeting with Wacker Innsbruck before the Reds face Mainz 05 and Hertha Berlin in Austria.
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Today's clash between Liverpool and VfB Stuttgart comes from the Tivoli Stadion Tirol, located in the city of Innsbruck in Tyrol, Austria.
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My name is Dan Clubbe and I’ll be your host for this game live. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, score updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.