Liverpool vs Mainz LIVE Football Score 23/07/2021
Liverpool will continue their preparations for the 2021-22 campaign with a pre-season clash against German side Mainz 05 on Friday evening. The Reds played out draws with Wacker Innsbruck and Stuttgart in two mini-matches on Tuesday evening, while Mainz opened their pre-season with a 2-1 victory over Wurzburger Kickers earlier this month.
Mainz have firmly established themselves as a Bundesliga side over the last 10 years or so and claimed 12th in Germany’s top flight last season, picking up 39 points from their 34 matches. Die Nullfunfer will be looking to push higher up the division next term, and they have signed three new players during this summer’s transfer window, bringing in Silvan Widmer from Basel, in addition to securing deals for Anderson Lucoqui and Lee Jae-sung on free transfers.
Mainz opened their preparations for next season with a 2-1 victory over Wurzburger Kickers on July 9 but have not been in action since. The German side will face Liverpool and Gaziantep FK in their next two matches before taking on Genoa ahead of their return to competitive action in the DFB Pokal on August 8.
Bo Svensson’s side will open their 2021-22 Bundesliga campaign at home to RB Leipzig on August 15, meanwhile, which is an indication of the importance of their next two fixtures in Austria, and a strong 29-man squad has made the trip for the team’s summer training camp.
Liverpool, meanwhile, started their pre-season on Tuesday evening with two 1-1 draws against Wacker Innsbruck and Stuttgart in Salzburg. The Reds used 22 players over the course of the evening, which saw them take part in two 30-minute encounters, and there was a debut for summer arrival Ibrahima Konate.
Divock Origi was on the scoresheet in the first fixture of the night against Innsbruck, before Sadio Mane ensured that the Merseyside giants would pick up a draw against Stuttgart in the second contest.
Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp will take on his former side Mainz in a pre-season friendly scheduled to take place on Friday. Liverpool played out draws with German sides Stuttgart and Wacker Innsbruck in their two mini-matches played on Tuesday.
The Reds had an underwhelming 2020-21 Premier League campaign by their standards and Klopp will be looking to get back in contention for the championship once again in the forthcoming season.
Liverpool’s first league game will be against promoted side Norwich City on 14 August, and they are set to play Hertha Berlin, Athletic Club and Osasuna before that. Meanwhile, Mainz kicked off their pre-season with a 2-1 victory over Wurzburger Kickers. They will begin their league campaign with a game against RB Leipzig on 15 August.
Mainz vs Liverpool Head-to-Head
Liverpool and Mainz have been pitted against each other twice so far. The Bundesliga team prevailed in both meetings.
The last meeting between the two teams ended in a 4-0 win for Mainz.
Mainz form guide: D-W-W-D-W
Liverpool form guide: W-L-D-D-D
Mainz vs Liverpool Team News
Mainz manager Bo Svensson has a 29-man squad to choose from, and he will likely field two different sides for either half of the game. Under-19 stars Timothe Rupil and Ben Bobzien are expected to play significant parts in the match.
Mainz have no injury concerns going into Friday’s encounter.