Club Friendly 
December 11, 2022, 8:00 am
Liverpool
vs
Lyon

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Liverpool is going head to head with Olympique Lyonnais starting on 11 Dec 2022 at 14:00 UTC . The match is a part of the Club Friendly Games.

Event details
NAME: Liverpool vs Lyon
DATE: 11 Dec 2022
TIME: 14:00 UTC

Amid all the ownership drama and reports of a possible sale, sporting director Julian Ward – who has only been in the job for just over a year – is understood to be stepping down at the end of the season in a major internal shake-up, and Jurgen Klopp’s men would do well to bring their supporters some festive cheer on the pitch.

 

Defeats to Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at the end of October shows that Liverpool have not eliminated all the frailties from their injury-hit and below-par start to the season, but Klopp’s men can proudly boast to have won eight of their last 10 competitive fixtures to surge to sixth place in the Premier League table.

Liverpool’s customary place in the Champions League is still under significant threat, as they lie seven points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur with a game in hand, and vengeance is already on the minds of those who witnessed Real Madrid end the Reds’ hopes of a seventh European Cup crown last term, as the 2021 finalists prepare to meet in the last 16 of the Champions League next year.

 

Before aiming to serve Los Blancos a cold dish of revenge, Liverpool face Lyon and then AC Milan in the Dubai Super Cup, which sees four teams compete for friendly glory, and a penalty shootout will also take place at the end of each match for an additional point.

 

Klopp’s side face a Christmas baptism of fire upon their return to competitive action with a visit to Manchester City in the fourth round of the EFL Cup on December 22, and putting a few goals past a hapless Lyon side would set them up well for another unenviable Etihad scrap.

 

Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Kelleher; Ramsay, Matip, Gomez, Robertson; Elliott, Thiago, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Carvalho

 

Lyon possible starting lineup:
Lopes; Gusto, Lukeba, Diomande, Henrique; Aouar, Lepenant, Caqueret; Tete, Lacazette, Dembele