What to Look Forward to: Liverpool v Thailand Preview

Scott Barbour

A preview of Liverpool's friendly against Thailand.

Sunday, July 28

US: 12:00 ET (delayed) on beIN sport

UK: 11:40 BST on ESPN

It's been a while since the Reds played in Thailand where they have a massive following. However, the Thai fans have quite large shoes to fill after Liverpool's reception in Melbourne. The YNWA the Aussie fans belted out rivaled the YNWA sung with joy and passion after Liverpool beat Chelsea to secure their spot in Istanbul. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend checking it out here, click here.

Is anyone else ready for the damn season to start? I'm sick of these friendlies just as you're probably sick of reading articles previewing meaningless friendlies. However, it is on to more preparations in what should provide good conditioning for the Reds for the upcoming season. It is getting to the point where the manager needs to start playing his main first teamers more and more to get them the conditioning and understanding they'll need going forward.

A few things to think about:

-Stevie more than proved he was up to the task last match as he made the midfield tick in classic Stevie style. The conditioning has to be doing him well as he tries to recover from injury. Playing in heat and humidity always sucks at the time, but pays dividends in the end.

-With Pepe gone, it is now Mignolet's time to shine and be the future. He has looked the part so far this preseason when called upon and based on Pepe's recent form, it won't be much of a downgrade if any.

-Keep a watch on Ibe and Sterling, he has continued to impress throughout this preseason and is well on his way to making himself a no brainer pick to start the season if he can keep it up. His vision and ability to seamlessly fit into this squad is Coutinho-esque.

-Francois Kolo Toure has looked very solid back there. While the pace and skill of the Premier League are another level, it looks so far to be a very astute signing by the Reds to fill some massive shoes.

-Aspas and Suarez looked to have hit it off right away last match. Can they keep it up? Will they even play together?

-And then there is Suarez; his cameo last match was well received, but I really got the impression his mind was elsewhere. It was still shocking how good he was even when appearing to be just going through the motions. How much he plays could be a good indication of where the club stand with him although Ayre has reiterated the club's stance that they will not sell.

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