Liverpool and Manchester United are discussing the possibility of hosting a pair of high-profile pre-season friendlies this summer, according to the Mirror.

Jurgen Klopp could take his side to Old Trafford in late July before welcoming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men to Anfield in early August.

The 2021/22 Premier League season is scheduled to begin on 14 August.

The clubs are keen to organise the lucrative encounters as an alternative to a pre-season tour of the United States or the Far East, which may not be possible during the pandemic.

The fixtures could also function as test events for the return of capacity crowds to Premier League grounds.

Under the government’s proposed roadmap, all limits on social contact in England will be removed on 21 June.

The Football Association are hopeful that Wembley will be full for the Euro 2020 final on 11 July.

Liverpool’s last pre-season meeting with United was in the 2018 International Champions Cup.

Over 100,000 fans were in attendance in Michigan to see Liverpool run out 4-1 winners, with Xherdan Shaqiri on the scoresheet in his first outing following his arrival from Stoke City.

 

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