MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool U23’s vs Panjab FA

Panjab FA will face-off against the Liverpool Under-23 team in a sensational match as they step up their preparations for the upcoming 2018 ConIFA World Cup.

With the prestigious tournament beginning in London on May 31, this friendly will take place at The Academy in Kirkby, Liverpool, on May 14, 2018.

For Panjab FA, it will be the final chance for their players to impress manager Reuben Hazell ahead of the submission of the final squad list for the upcoming competition.

LFC U23’s, meanwhile, will be hoping to sign off their season in style after narrowly missing out on the 2017/18 Premier League 2 title.

This all makes for what will surely be an action-packed game which is due to kick off at 12:00pm (BST) And Liverpool have ensured that watching the match couldn’t be easier for you.

After a disappointing mid-season spell, Neil Critchley’s LFC U23 side have ended their Premier League 2 campaign stylishly, with recent wins over Everton and Chelsea.

Those results mean that the Merseyside team finish as league runners-up, losing out to Arsenal U23 by two points.

The ones to watch for this tie could feature a number of first team players for The Reds with the likes of Adam Lallana and Danny Ings needing minutes. Currently in the U23 squad, Harry Wilson and Yan Dhanda will look to make the headlines.

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As well as being able to watch the historic fixture between LFC U23 and Panjab FA, subscribers will also be able to watch full replays of first team matches, and extensive matchday build-up and analysis.

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Manager Reuben Hazell has revealed his delight for Panjab FA after the club announced a friendly with Liverpool U23’s in preparation for the CONIFA World Cup.

The tournament, which takes place in London, gets underway on the 31st May as Panjab FA take on Kabylie in the first game.

Speaking straight after the announcement with Liverpool Football Club, Hazell couldn’t hide his excitement for the latest news.

He said: “It goes without saying – they are one of the biggest teams in the world.

“They have a very good Under 23 side who are technically better than us but we are ready to stand up to the test. They’re a supergiant in world football who move the ball around very quickly – so it will be a good test for the lads.

“We will come up against teams like this in World Cup, teams who move the ball around well and keep possession. It’s paramount that we know what to do.”

The former defender also admits that he will be willing to try new things out in the game, and admits that it’s the perfect opportunity to experiment.

“We will be experimenting,” he added.

“We are still looking for our team to take to the World Cup. This is our last game before we announce our 20-man squad, so it will be a good opportunity to show what the boys can do.

By Lewis Richards

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