In a slightly surprising turn of events, Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Liverpool will play another friendly already after the Premier League campaign starts.
"We have to extend our pre-season, if you want, into the season. We play on Saturday against City and we play on Sunday a pre-season test game, whatever, against Strasbourg.
"Then we play Fulham and the next day we play another game, just that we can extend our pre-season, that’s what we have to do.
"Because from mid-August on, I think we play every three days again, so there’s no time for training anymore."
According to the Liverpool Echo reporter Ian Doyle, Liverpool are set to face Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa behind closed doors. The official confirmation is yet to be made.
Source: Liverpool FC | Ian Doyle @ Twitter