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RB Leipzig vs Liverpool: Match Preview, Where To Watch, Match Details, Team News, Probable Playing XI, And Predictions

RB Leipzig vs Liverpool: Match Preview and Build-Up

RB Leipzig vs Liverpool: On Thursday evening at the Red Bull Arena, a friendly match between RB Leipzig and Liverpool will take place, and it will be a heavyweight fight in preparation for the next season.


In their most recent match, Domenico Tedesco’s team defeated Southampton by a score of 3-1, while Liverpool won their first game of the preseason against Crystal Palace.

The resurgence that began under Domenico Tedesco at RB Leipzig culminated in a victory for Die Roten Bullen in the DFB-Pokal during the previous season, and the Bundesliga heavyweights now have cause to rejoice before the current campaign has even begun.


Christopher Nkunku was courted by several European clubs after he scored and assisted on goals with ease during the previous season. In the end, however, he decided to renew his contract with Leipzig, who has been relatively quiet in terms of incomings so far.

Hwang Hee-chan and Tyler Adams have both left the club on permanent terms to move to the Premier League with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United, respectively. Xaver Schlager is the hosts’ headline purchase so far, coming from Wolfsburg for a cost of €12 million (£10.2 million).

Even though Konrad Laimer and Brian Brobbey are said to be moving on to Bayern Munich and Ajax, respectively, the pair were at least able to contribute to the recent victory against Southampton in a friendly match. With this win, Tedesco’s team began their summer in a great way.


Die Roten Bullen will be in for their final preseason match against Liverpool before competing in the German Super Cup against Bayern Munich on July 30. Angelino, Emil Forsberg, and Ilaix Moriba scored for Die Roten Bullen, while Adam Armstrong scored a consolation goal. 

Manchester United was able to exact some measure of retribution on Liverpool by scoring four unanswered goals against Jurgen Klopp’s second-string side in Bangkok. On the other hand, a Reds XI with a more familiar-looking lineup prevailed convincingly against Crystal Palace in Singapore.

Liverpool earned their first victory of the summer exhibition period thanks to goals scored by Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah. The Reds are currently the holders of both the FA Cup and the EFL Cup, but they still have a couple of flights to take before they begin their next campaign for Premier League glory.


Since the arrivals of Darwin Nunez, Calvin Ramsay, and Fabio Carvalho were confirmed, the transfer front at Anfield has been dead silent. Jurgen Klopp has insisted that signing a new midfielder is not a priority for the current window, so Reds fans who are hoping for any more incomings this summer should not hold their breath. 

In the previous round of the 2020–21 Champions League, Leipzig and Liverpool squared off against one another in the round of 16. Liverpool cruised to a 4-0 aggregate victory to advance to the quarterfinals of the competition. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, who would later become familiar adversaries of Leipzig’s, each scored two goals in that matchup.

RB Leipzig vs Liverpool: Match Details

Date: July 21, 2022


Time: 10:45 PM IST

Venue: Red Bull Areana Leipzig

RB Leipzig vs Liverpool: Team News and Probable Playing XI

As a result of a thigh injury for which he recently underwent surgery, RB Leipzig’s treatment room is not yet completely empty. Head coach Tedesco is anticipating that highly-desired defender Josko Gvardiol will be out of action until the beginning of the upcoming Bundesliga season due to injury.


Ademola Lookman has also emerged as a concern after receiving a hit to the ankle in training last week. Striker Yussuf Poulsen is also on the recovery road after suffering a muscle ailment while playing for Denmark.

Tedesco is going to employ the whole of his roster for this week’s match, but if he selects a good starting eleven, Peter Gulacsi should get the nod in goal against his old team, and Alexander Sorloth should be in the starting lineup up top in place of Poulsen.

RB Leipzig Probable Playing XI:


Gulacsi; Klostermann, Simakan, Orban; Mukiele, Haidara, Kampl, Halstenberg; Nkunku, Forsberg; Sorloth

There are concerns that Diogo Jota has experienced a recurrence of an earlier hamstring injury he received while on international duty with Portugal. In a similar vein, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is also dealing with a few bumps and bruises at the moment.

As a result of an abdominal problem, Alisson Becker will also be unable to play on Thursday, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain exited the game he played in against Palace last week with yet another muscle strain.


As a precaution, Joe Gomez was held out of the game, but he has since returned to training. On the other hand, Kaide Gordon, Caoimhin Kelleher, and Ramsay are not going to be risked just yet.

As Liverpool get into the swing of things for the new season, Mohamed Salah may be one of the players who is thrust back into the starting XI. Adrian will once again be between the sticks for Liverpool.

Liverpool Probable Playing XI:


Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Elliott, Henderson, Thiago; Salah, Nunez, Diaz

RB Leipzig vs Liverpool: Where To Watch?

TV: Nil

Online Streaming: LFCTV GO


RB Leipzig vs Liverpool: Match Predictions

When it comes to preseason friendlies, it is impossible to know what to anticipate, but goals should be on the menu at the Red Bull Arena as Tedesco and Klopp experiment with their outstanding offensive options.

On Thursday, both teams should have high hopes of reaching the back of the goal more than once, and it is not hard to see a high-scoring match that results in a tie for first place in the standings.

Expect, RB Leipzig 3-3 Liverpool


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