Manchester City and Liverpool face off in the International Champions Cup in what could prove to be an early look at the two teams most likely to challenge for the Premier League title.
Game: Manchester City vs Liverpool
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 1:05am BST / 8:05pm ET
Pep Guardiola’s City cantered to the title last season, but Jurgen Klopp has added quality to his squad this summer following a Champions League runners-up run to spark hopes of a proper league challenge for the coming campaign.
While there may be little riding on this pre-season friendly, the prospect of losing to a potential title rival so soon after both teams have been beaten by Borussia Dortmund will likely see both sides enter this clash with a competitive edge.
The two Premier League clubs go head-to-head at the MetLife Stadium as the International Champions Cup continues Manchester City and Liverpool will be looking to make amends when they meet in the International Champions Cup on Wednesday having both lost their opening fixtures to Borussia Dortmund. The Premier League clubs will go head-to-head at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, after both being beaten by the Bundesliga outfit.
Pep Guardiola’s City fell to Dortmund 1-0 in Chicago, while Jurgen Klopp’s reunion with his former club ended in a 3-1 defeat in Charlotte. Wednesday’s meeting will provide both sides with a taste of a fellow Premier League title contender as the two are the favourites to lift the trophy at the end of the upcoming season.
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He’s been chucked in a pool fully clothed, had his shoes tied to the ceiling and eggs smashed over his head.
Yet Bernardo Silva ishappy to be the victim of his Manchester City team-mates’ pranks.
Apparently, Silva is the favourite target for the Blues’ practical jokers because of his questionable dress sense.
The Portugal international midfielder takes it in good heart and the pranks underline the Crazy Gang-type spirit of the dressing room, which helped them win the title last season in record-breaking fashion.
“It’s alright,” smiled the game-for-a-laugh Silva. “We have fun. I like to enjoy every day and have fun in the training sessions to have a good atmosphere.