Both sides have had unbeaten pre-season campaigns so far and will look to continue their good run of form.
This will be Hertha’s final pre-season fixture before the start of their 2021-22 campaign. Pal Dardai’s side will be heading into the game off the back of a 1-1 draw against VfB Lubeck and will need to step up their performance if they want to beat Liverpool on Thursday.
Liverpool are headed into the game off the back of a 1-0 win against Mainz last time out. Jurgen Klopp’s side should be confident of beating Hertha BSC given the difference in quality between the two sides.
Both sides will want to extend their unbeaten runs and that should make for a feisty matchup.
Hertha BSC vs Liverpool Head-to-Head
Liverpool have the advantage based on the head-to-head record between the two sides and are unbeaten against Hertha BSC in their previous two meetings, winning one of them.
Liverpool beat Hertha 3-0 the last time the two sides met back in 2017. Goals from Dominic Solanke, Giorginio Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah were enough to secure the victory.
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Hertha BSC vs Liverpool Team News
Krzysztof Piatek will miss the game as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury he picked up at the end of the 2021-22 season. New signing Stevan Jovetic could make his first start for the club on Thursday.
Jordan Torunarigha, Arne Maier, Matheus Cunha and Lucas Tousart are unavailable for the game, having been called up by their respective countries for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Injured: Krzysztof Piaktek
Unavailable: Jordan Torunarigha, Arne Maier, Matheus Cunha, Lucas Tousart
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Virgil van Dijk could make his much-awaited return from injury, but will most likely start on the bench against Hertha BSC. Joe Gomez is also close to making his return to the squad, but will not feature in Thursday’s game.
Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Roberto Firmino and Alisson have not yet joined the squad as they are on holiday following their exploits for their respective countries.
Injured: Joe Gomez
Unavailable: Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Roberto Firmino, Alisson
Hertha BSC vs Liverpool Predicted XI
Hertha BSC Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Nils-Jonathan Korber; Marvin Plattenhardt, Niklas Stark, Marton Dardai, Peter Pekarik; Santiago Ascacibar, Suar Serdar; Javairo Dilrosun, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Dodi Lukebakio; Stevan Jovetic
Liverpool Predicted XI (4-3-3): Caoimhin Kelleher; Konstantinos Tsimikas, Joel Matip, Ibrahima Konate, Trent Alexander-Arnold; Curtis Jones, James Milner, Harvey Elliot; Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota
Hertha BSC vs Liverpool Prediction
Liverpool should win this game given the difference in quality between the two sides. However, Hertha BSC have been in good form and should give Jurgen Klopp’s side some problems with the players they have going forward.
We predict an exciting game, with Liverpool coming out on top.