Sporting CP vs Liverpool FC : Where to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News
Liverpool will end their American tour this week, with a tricky game against Portuguese giants Sporting CP. The Reds will be going into the fixture hoping to end their tour on a high after suffering two defeats on the trot.
The UEFA Champions League winners were beaten 3-2 by Borussia Dortmund in the Notre Dame Stadium, before suffering yet another defeat – this time to Sevilla – at Fenway Park in Boston.
This fixture will go down in the history books, as the two sides face each other for the first time ever.
Check out 90min’s preview for Thursday’s game below.
Where to Watch
When Is Kick Off? Thursday 25 July
What Time Is Kick Off? 01:00 (BST)
Where Is it Played? Yankee Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? LFC TV; Fubo TV – Free Trial
Sporting midfielder Rodrigo Battaglia is still out injured with a cruciate ligament injury suffered in November 2018. The Argentine has no expected return date.
Liverpool players Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and goalkeeper Alisson Becker have been granted extended leave after representing their nations in the Copa America and the Africa Cup of Nations respectively.
Naby Keita is still a doubt after suffering a minor adductor strain during international duty.
Youngster Yasser Larouci was stretchered off during the defeat to Sevilla, and it is with it unclear how serious his injury is. Meanwhile, Adam Lallana was left out of the Liverpool squad against Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla with a suspected ankle injury.
Sporting CP Renan; Mathieu, Ilori, Luis Neto, Conte; Doumbia, Wendel, Fernandes; Vietto, Raphinha, Dost.
Liverpool Mignolet; Clyne, Phillips, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Kent, Wilson, Brewster.
Liverpool also haven’t had the greatest start to pre-season, losing their two games so far during their American tour. Despite the results, Liverpool have been playing some good football, showing that the side is making some progress. Jurgen Klopp will be keen to ensure that the Reds get back to winning ways with a strong performance against Sporting.
It looks set to be a competitive encounter between the two sides, which could go either way on the day. Liverpool’s quality should see them have enough to get over the line however, especially seeing as they will be wanting to avenge the recent defeats. Watch Liverpool’s final match on their USA pre-season tour – against Sporting CP in New York – live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO.
Our build-up will begin at 12.15am BST in the early hours of Thursday morning with exclusive interviews and previews.
Visit liverpoolfc.com/watch for more information on how to watch the game live and to see the live rights in your country.Signs Liverpool will beat Sporting CP as club’s pre-season analysed
Liverpool will be looking to end their so-far winless US tour with a flourish after back-to-back defeats against Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla
The Reds will undoubtedly be looking to end their US tour with a flourish and a win over the Portuguese side after back-to-back defeats against Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla.
And the signs look good for Jurgen Klopp’s men to secure their first Stateside victory of 2019.
Jurgen Klopp tduring the pre-season friendly match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC at Notre Dame Stadium on July 19, 2019 in South Bend, Indiana. (Image: Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)
Sporting’s pre-season so far
Sporting are yet to win a game in pre-season.
Their first match on July 10 against Rapperswil-Jona, who play in the Swiss thrid division, ended in a 2-1 defeat with two second-half goals from the minnows cancelling out a Bruno Fernandes first-half penalty.
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Swiss first division side St. Gallen were Sporting’s second pre-season opponents and goals by Fernandes and Wendel in the first-half saw the Primeira Liga side lead 2-0 at the break but they were pegged back by the hosts in the second period and the match ended 2-2.
It was Club Brugge up next on July 19 where Sporting recorded another 2-2 draw, Fernandes again getting on the scoresheet, but the match went to penalties and the Belgian Pro League side won 4-3 after 12 spot kicks.