Liverpool want to play a 'home game' in England away from Anfield
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Liverpool want to stage a 'home' pre-season friendly away from Anfield ahead of the 2023/24 Premier League season.
Anfield is under construction during the summer as the club looks to increase the capacity of the legendary stadium.
The Reds have already asked to play their first game of next season away from home due to ongoing work at Anfield, which will run into this summer. The £80 million project will include 7,000 extra seats at the Anfield Road stand.
According to the Daily Mail, Jurgen Klopp wants a tune-up before the new campaign, having pencilled in a game for Monday, August 7.
The report states that Liverpool are looking to stage the game at Preston North End's Deepdale ground.
Preston have subsequently asked for permission to play their first game of the new season away from home.
The Championship campaign starts two days before Liverpool's proposed friendly match, with Preston looking to avoid the potential of playing three games in four days on their pitch, with the possibility of being drawn at home in the Carabao Cup.
Liverpool and Preston share a strong relationship, with the Lancashire-based club set to benefit financially from the fixture at their home, which has a capacity of 23,000.
And they have a stand named after Bill Shankly, who enjoyed a 16-year spell at North End before managing Liverpool.
Liverpool's current pre-season plan includes a two-game trip in Germany, before heading to Singapore to take part in matches against Leicester City and Bayern Munich.
They want a 'home' game before the new season starts, with Deepdale set to stage the clash. Opponents for the proposed match have not been finalised, with an overseas team the unlikely scenario.