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Man Utd and Liverpool in talks to play two pre-season friendlies this summer with Covid-19 KOing world tour plans

MANCHESTER UNITED and Liverpool are reportedly in talks to battle it out in two pre-season friendlies this summer.

The two humiliated clubs – who have pulled out from competing in the European Super League – both face the possibility of being unable to travel for overseas tours.

Manchester United could face Liverpool in two pre-season games in the summer


Manchester United could face Liverpool in two pre-season games in the summerCredit: AFP

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, both teams could miss out on playing abroad if travel restrictions remain in place.

And according to the Mirror, United and Liverpool are in negotiations over staging lucrative friendlies ahead of the 2021-2022 season.

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They claim that a first meeting could take place at Old Trafford in late July, before Anfield hosts the second clash in early August.

It has also been suggested that the games could be used as test events for capacity crowds ahead of the new Premier League campaign which starts on August 14.

Reported by the Daily Mail, Jurgen Kopp’s side are not planning on competing in any friendlies abroad in the summer.

However the Reds are poised to travel to France and Austria for training camps where they are expected to return to Evian for the second year running.

Liverpool owner John Henry has apologised to fans for the club’s part in the money-grabbing Super League ploy after withdrawing.

In a video message, he said: “I want to apologise to all the fans and supporters of Liverpool Football Club for the disruption I caused over the past 48 hours.

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“It goes without saying but should be said that the project put forward was never going to stand without the support of the fans.

“No-one ever thought differently in England. Over these 48 hours you were very clear that it would not stand. We heard you. I heard you.

“And I want to apologise to Jurgen, to Billy [Hogan], to the players and to everyone who works so hard at LFC to make our fans proud.

“Again, I’m sorry, and I alone am responsible for the unnecessary negativity brought forward over the past couple of days.”

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