Chelsea and Liverpool battle for UEFA Super Cup August 14

Chelsea and Liverpool battle for UEFA Super Cup August 14

- Chelsea and Liverpool will fight for UEFA Super Cup August 14

- The Blues booked their place for the cracker after winning the Europa League

- Liverpool defeated Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid on Saturday to secure their place in the Super Cup

Chelsea and Liverpool will square up for the 2019 UEFA Super Cup at Besiktas’ impressive Vodafone Park, Istanbul on Wednesday, August 14.

Chelsea booked their place for the cracker after winning the Europa League last week.

And now Liverpool defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in Madrid on Saturday to secure their place in the one-off fixture.

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Interestingly, the encounter will be Liverpool’s first participation since 2005, following Rafael Benitez's inspired Liverpool 3-1 win over CSKA Moscow 3-1 in Monaco.

However, the Reds and their Blues counterpart face a hectic pre-season programme as they prepare to overtake Man City after missing out of Premier League silverware last season.

Jurgen Klopp tutored-side are heading to America for three friendlies in pre-season.

Liverpool will also battle Pep Guardiola’s side in the Community Shield at Wembley, on August 4, after seeing Man City completed the league and FA Cup double last campaign,

The Reds will only have seven days grace ahead of their opening Premier League fixture of the 2019-20 campaign.

And the following week, they will head back to Istanbul, where Liverpool won their fifth Champions League title in 2005 to face Chelsea.

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The Blues on their part will also be involved in lot of travelling, fly to Japan in mid-July for two friendlies, before facing RB Salzburg on July 31 in Austria.

However, it remains to be seen if Maurizio Sarri will still be at Chelsea when hostilities commence, with claims he is set to be named Juventus manager.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Eden Hazard will not be handed the No.10 jersey used at Chelsea when he finally makes the switch to Real Madrid.

The Los Blancos are yet to resolves issues bothering on transfer fee with the Blues chiefs, but remain upbeat of meeting Chelsea’s demands in the coming days, according to reports.

The Belgian star has 12 months left on his current deal at Stamdord Bridge, with Real Madrid expected to cough out over a £100m for the playmaker, who is closing in to become Zinedine Zidane first signing since returning as manager at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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