Liverpool’s Champions League: The 2019 UEFA Champions League Final has been over and so as the celebration of Liverpool as Liverpool for the sixth time turns out to be the European champions, after winning the finale which was held on 1 June 2019 at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid against Tottenham Hotspur. Liverpool made its historic winning with 2-0 scores against Tottenham Hotspur.
Now, when the celebration is finally over and so as the club matches, a new hectic summer is being arising for Mohamed Salah – who opened the scoring for Jurgen Klopp’s side and made the history with a second-minute penalty, by being the first Egyptian to score in the final of European Cup – as well as all the Liverpool’s Champions League heroes as now they have to compete in other upcoming tournaments on behalf of their national team and there will be no rest for them.
There are various upcoming competitions that are around the corner and as Liverpool’s players were busy in preparing for the Champions League finale other teams were practicing for the upcoming competitions, because of which they also get proper rest as well as plenty of time to practice. The players of Liverpool, on the other hand, are not getting proper time to take rest as well as to practice because of which this will lead to a hectic summer for all the Liverpool’s Champions League heroes.
Let’s have a look at all the upcoming tournaments that are around the corner that might bring pressure on the players of Liverpool:
2019 Africa Cup of Nations
Host country: Egypt
Dates: 21 June – 19 July
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations is going to be the 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial international men’s football championship of Africa that is organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). This year, the tournament is going to be hosted by Egypt. The competition is going to be held from 21 June and will conclude on 19 July 2019.
Pressure on Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane who is from Liverpool have to also face the Africa Cup of Nations which might bring more pressure on them. Egypt, which is their homeland team has won the seven titles in total and this year they are in Group A and Salah and his teammates are going to start the tournament on June 21 against Zimbabwe in Cairo.
2019 Copa America
Host country: Brazil
Dates: 14 June – 7 July
The 2019 Copa América is going to be the 46th edition of the Copa América, the quadrennial international men’s association football championship. The tournament is going to be organized by South America’s football ruling body CONMEBOL. This time, it is going to be hosted by Brazil. This is going to be the first time in 30 years that Brazil is hosting the event as well as they still have not won the tournament in a total of 12 years.
Pressure on Brazil’s Alisson and Roberto Firmino
Not only Salah is the only player who will face great pressure in order to shine on the international stage from their fellow citizen. Goalkeeper Alisson and striker Roberto Firmino are also the part of the Brazil squad for the Copa America, which is being gone to start in the South American country on June 14 and will end on July 7. This year, the two-time defending champions are Chile, who have won the 2015 and 2016 editions of the competition.
Liverpool to head for 2019 United States Pre-Season Tour
Liverpool FC on the month of April declared their 2019-20 pre-season tour which is going to take place in the United States for the duration of the summer, where Klopp’s men are going to play in three of the most iconic sports venues located in the US.
The games are going to be played at Fenway Park in Boston, Yankee Stadium in New York as well as Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend Indiana, every single a legendary venue in US sporting history.
2019 USA Tour Dates
19 July – LFC v BVB at Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Indiana
21 July – LFC v SEV at Fenway Park, Boston
24 July – LFC v SCP at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
2019- 20 Premier League
The 2019–20 Premier League is going to be the 28th season of the Premier League. The tournament is considered to be one of the top English professional leagues for association football clubs. This year, Manchester City are the defending champions for the second successive year.
Liverpool is also going to participate in 2018-19 when the Premier League which might starts again in the month of August. The fixtures are all set to be released this month on Thursday 13 June 2019 at 09:00 BST.