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Liverpool vs Wacker Innsbruck Live Football Score 20-07-2021

The Reds’ first two games of pre-season both fall on the same day, with Jurgen Klopp set to field the majority of his 32 fit and available players over a pair of 30-minute friendlies.

To be played behind closed doors, the games will provided Klopp with an early insight into the shape of his squad after a long summer break.

With Mainz and Hertha Berlin to come later in pre-season, before two Anfield clashes with Athletic Bilbao and Osasuna, there is an opportunity for Liverpool to gradually build up the intensity over the coming weeks.

So who are Wacker Innsbruck and Stuttgart, and what can the Reds expect?
Formed in 2002 from the ashes of FC Tirol Innsbruck and the original FC Wacker Innsbruck, Liverpool’s Austrian opposition are based a two-hour drive from the training base at Saalfelden.

Their manager, Daniel Bierofka, is a former Bundesliga winger who enjoyed stints with 1860 Munich, Bayer Leverkusen and Stuttgart, before moving into coaching with 1860.

Though currently playing in 2.Liga, Wacker Innsbruck spent a season in the Austrian top flight in 2018/19, suffering relegation after finishing bottom of the table.

Wacker Innsbruck’s season has already begun, warming up for their 30-minute clash with Liverpool by thrashing SVG Reichenau 8-0 in the first round of the Austrian Cup.
Key players?

There are no familiar faces in the Wacker Innsbruck squad, but striker Ronivaldo scored 13 goals in 32 games last season and is likely to be one of their main threats.

Midfielder Marco Holz and winger Joao Luiz both netted braces in the win over SVG Reichenau.

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