Manchester City and Liverpool poised to meet at 82,500 MetLife Stadium in July – report

Manchester City and Liverpool may be sick of the sight of each other come next season with news that the two clubs, who will fight it up in the Champions League quarter-finals over two legs shortly, are set to play again before the start of the 2018/19 Premier League season.

The two English clubs are finalising plans to meet each other as part of this summer’s International Champions Cup with a match on July 25 most likely at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, Sam Lee of Goal reports.

The 82,500-capacity venue isn’t official yet, but should this match be signed off on, it would take place just 10 after the World Cup final in Russia, so with many players either still at the World Cup or on breaks, you could expect heavily weakened sides.

Pep Guardiola plans to give his World Cup stars at least a month off and some of them, depending on the progress of their nations, could even miss the start of next season.

In addition to a match in or near New York, which would be the aforementioned fixture, City are also looking at potential preseason friendlies in Chicago and Miami.

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