Saturday looks ideal for large teams of England to begin her preparation period. Liverpool will play the first friendly of the summer against a band of third division, Preston.
For Preston is also the first friendly match this summer, so we can not talk about lack disadvantage matches standing on either side. Last game played by the team in League One had just April 27, when he drew on his land Sheffield United 0-0 in the last round of the championship.
Referring only to the figures from last season, Preston is a band balanced, with a defense good enough, why not cashed only 49 goals in 46 matches. But the offensive is room for improvement, Preston managed to score 54 times in 46 rounds of the championship.
Liverpool on the other side of the barricade present at the match after a very active summer, but only on the transfer market, not in terms of friendly matches. Without Reina and Suarez go on holiday after the Confederations Cup, looks very confident Liverpool last season, especially after transfers made.
The Reds brought 4 players, some experienced, quality and potentially others. Anfield came the experienced 32-year-old, Kolo Toure, free and free of contract. Iago Aspat, Celta Vigo top scorer with 13 successes last season came from Spain La Liga with Luis Alberto, loaned last season from Sevilla to Barcelona B. Also not to be overlooked Simon Mignolet, perhaps the most important transfer Belgian will make them a serious competition for Pepe Reina’s post holder if the Spaniard will remain in the team.
Cormorants in group not currently belong Jamie Carragher retired after 26 years at Anfield (including junior) and Suso, the talented Spanish U21 international was loaned for one season in La Liga at newly promoted Almeria. Besides the two mentioned, Liverpool Shelvey was split up, the young English international 21 years of Swansea being bought for a sum between 7 and 9 million.