Liverpool FC News and Notes: Klopp, Summer Preseason Tour, Huddersfield Preview

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There is a whole lot going on with Liverpool FC this week! The Reds are getting ready for the run in and the chase for the Premier League title. Liverpool also announced the three preseason friendlies that they will stage in the United States this summer, and the trio of matches will all take place in massive, iconic cathedrals of sport.

First off though, here are your Liverpool FC vs Huddersfield Town A.F.C. FYIs for the match tomorrow night.

Liverpool Starting XI Prediction: go to this link

Injury report for both sides: go to this link

Jurgen Klopp press conference video:

Form Guide: Liverpool   WWWWW    Cardiff City LLLLL

Google Result Probability: Liverpool 89%  Draw 8%  Huddersfield 3%

Odds: Liverpool 1/5, Draw 11/2, Cardiff City 14/1

Match official: Kevin Friend

Prediction: Liverpool 4, Huddersfield 0

Jurgen Klopp press conference quotes:

“We don’t only play to be champions. Yes it’s a main target, and this team is pretty close in the moment, but this will be the first time, not the last time. Just because the club is waiting a long time but that doesn’t make it any more likely. That we are close is already rather surprising because last year we were 25 points behind. That’s really good.”

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“We don’t have to reset the situation, or summarize the season. If we do it, we will do it. If we don’t do it, there are no regrets as long as we give it our best, and I saw that all season from the boys. Whatever we end up, it is only the first step. We are not finished. We started this year with this team and we will carry on.”

“If we win our next two games, then the title will be decided on the final matchday and that would be pretty special. That’s what we are concentrating on.”

Klopp also ruled out a rumored summer transfer move for Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne, telling reporters: “He is a very good player, but he has a long-term contract at Napoli. We will not even try it.”

LFC also announced their summer preseason tour of the United States in midweek, and it consists of three matches: against Sporting CP on July 24th at Yankee Stadium in New York (go here for much more on that), vs. Sevilla on July 21 at Fenway Park in Boston, and against Borussia Dortmund on July 19 (8 p.m. EDT) at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

According to ND Insider: “Notre Dame Stadium will revert to natural grass this summer for the first time since installing artificial turf in 2014.”

This will be the first soccer game in the long, storied history of Notre Dame Stadium.

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