Red Bull Salzburg and Liverpool will play a friendly game before the season starts. Here are some predictions, team news, and possible lineups pre season friendly mtch between Red Bull Salzburg and Liverpool.
Liverpool’s training camp in Austria comes to an end on Wednesday night with a friendly match against national champions Red Bull Salzburg.
Last time out, Jurgen Klopp’s team scored five goals against RB Leipzig, while the hosts have already won their first game of the season, 3-0 against Austria Vienna.
Salzburg has been able to keep a few of their promising young players this summer, but it would have been impossible for Matthias Jaissle to keep the whole group together after their success on the continent in 2021-22.
Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen have joined Jesse Marsch at Leeds United. Karim Adeyemi will try to fill the void left by Erling Braut Haaland at Borussia Dortmund. Lucas Gourna-Douath and Strahinja Pavlovic, two young players with a lot of promise, have come from Ligue 1.
Last season, Salzburg won both the league and the cup for the fourth time in a row. On July 15, they beat Fugen 3-0 to start defending their Austrian Cup title, and on Friday, Austria Vienna came to the Red Bull Arena for the first game of the 2022-23 Austria Bundesliga season.
In the end, Jaissle’s team won another convincing three-goal game thanks to goals from Benjamin Sesko, Noah Okafor, and newcomer Fernando. All three players also had an assist that day, but Salzburg’s record in friendlies leaves a lot to be desired.
In fact, the Austrian champions have lost their last three exhibition games to Antwerp, Feyenoord, and Ajax. However, facing the best teams in Europe will only help Salzburg’s young stars.
Darwin Nunez’s critics had a field day when the £65 million player had trouble scoring in Singapore and Bangkok, but the striker quickly responded in the way he knew best. When you score four goals in a single game.
Mohamed Salah’s goal gave Jurgen Klopp’s team a 1-0 lead over RB Leipzig at halftime, but substitute Nunez scored four goals in the second half to help the Reds win 5-0.
Klopp said that “the box of Pandora was opened” after Nunez made a strong start to his Liverpool career and helped the Reds win their second of three pre-season games. Soon, the first trophy of the season will be up for grabs.
After the friendly on Wednesday, Liverpool will play Manchester City in the Community Shield on Saturday. The next day, they will host Strasbourg at Anfield for their final pre-season game, and the Anfield fans would pay good money to see Nunez do the same things he did in Germany.
Salzburg and Liverpool are familiar foes because they played each other in the group stage of the 2019-20 Champions League. The Reds won a close game 4-3 at home and then beat Salzburg 2-0 in Austria.
Salzburg did not start the new season in perfect health. Center-back Kamil Piatkowski and 18-year-old midfielder Justin Omoregie both have thigh injuries that they are still trying to heal from.
Samson Tijani and Ousmane Diakite, both midfielders, are also out with more serious injuries. Tijani has a broken leg, and Diakite has a torn cruciate ligament.
Andreas Ulmer, the team’s captain, should be the most experienced player at left back, where he is 36 years old. Sesko will expect to start up front, where Manchester United is said to be keeping a close eye on his development.
For Liverpool, Joe Gomez came back from an injury scare to be on the bench during the thrashing of Leipzig, but Diogo Jota, Alisson Becker, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all still out.
Klopp hopes that Alisson will be able to play in the Community Shield, but with Caoimhin Kelleher also out, Adrian will continue to be the last line of defense.
It wouldn’t be surprising to see Nunez start at the top of the attack, and Naby Keita could also get the nod against his old team.
Starting Lineup Prediction
Red Bull Salzburg possible starting lineup:
Kohn; Van der Brempt, Solet, Wober, Ulmer; Sucic, Siewald, Capaldo; Fernando; Sekso, Adamu
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Keita, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Nunez, Diaz
Red Bull Salzburg 1, Liverpool 3
Nunez would have to do a lot of things right for lightning to strike twice in midweek. Another four-goal performance is definitely out of the question, but Klopp’s ruthless team shouldn’t lose any momentum here.
Salzburg’s domestic season is already in full swing, and their young energy can help them break through Liverpool’s defense. However, Jaissle’s team won’t have much luck elsewhere on Wednesday.