Liverpool vs Borussia Dortmund

Liverpool vs Dortmund: 2018 ICC Time, TV Schedule and Live Stream 

Liverpool kick off their pre-season tour of the United States against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday, as the two teams meet in the 2018 International Champions Cup.

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The match pits Reds boss Jurgen Klopp against his former club at the Bank of America Stadium in North Carolina.

Liverpool will be without several of their top stars after their exploits at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but there will still be plenty of talent on show for both teams.

Liverpool have been busy in the transfer window, and their new signings will be hoping for game time in the United States.

New arrivals Fabinho and Naby Keita will form part of a new-look midfield. They will also help make up for the loss of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is expected to miss the whole of the season with injury.

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Marko Grujic were given extended time off after the World Cup but will be part of the tour, per James Carroll at the club’s official website.

However, Roberto Firmino, Simon Mignolet, Dejan Lovren and Liverpool’s England internationals are not due to return until after the tour, per Chris Shaw at Liverpool’s website.

Keita looks an exciting addition after moving from RB Leipzig. He impressed in Liverpool’s friendly against Blackburn Rovers on Thursday.

The midfielder linked well with striker Daniel Sturridge and set up Liverpool’s second goal.

Keita will be no stranger to Borussia Dortmund after spending two years in the Bundesliga with Leipzig. He also scored the winner against Dortmund on his Bundesliga debut in September 2017.

Lucien Favre’s side open up their International Champions Cup campaign against Manchester City on Friday (Saturday UK time), and the manager will likely rotate his team to play Liverpool.

United States international Christian Pulisic will be a big draw and played a key role for the club last season.

The 19-year-old has become one of the most highly-valued youngsters in world football

Favre was only confirmed as Dortmund manager in May after replacing Peter Stoger and will have his work cut out after a disappointing season last time out.

The club could only finish fourth in the league and a big improvement will be expected. Borussia Dortmund have made moves in the transfer window by bringing in France under-21 defender Abdou Diallo and midfielder Thomas Delaney from Werder Bremen. Goalkeeper Marwin Hitz has also arrived from Augsburg and midfielder Marius Wolf from Eintracht Frankfurt.

It will be interesting to see how Dortmund fare under Favre, but this promises to be an exciting clash between two teams who tend to play attractive, attacking football.

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