Brondby vs. Liverpool: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistJuly 16, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 05:  Brendan Rodgers of Liverpool inspects the pitch prior to the the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on May 5, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Liverpool begin their preseason proceedings away to Danish giants Brondby on Wednesday, travelling to the Brondby Stadion as part of the hosts' 50th anniversary celebrations.

The Reds are looking to engineer widespread improvement on the back of a resurgent 2013-14 campaign that almost saw them crowned Premier League champions.

The midweek fixture in Copenhagen gives Brendan Rodgers a chance to hand playing time to those Liverpool figures both established and otherwise, with a look forward at who to watch out for detailed ahead.

Date: Wednesday, July 16

Time: 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET

Live Stream: LFC TV GO (Subscription required)

TV Info: BT Sport 1 (UK, subscription required)

Key Players to Watch Out For

Daniel Agger, Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 26:  Daniel Agger of Liverpool challenges Emanuele Giaccherini of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield on March 26, 2014 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/
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Eight-and-a-half years after leaving the Danish capital to join the Anfield cause, Daniel Agger will return to a familiar setting on Wednesday when he takes on former club Brondby.

The centre-back is set to captain the visitors upon making his comeback and spoke out on Twitter to show just how excited he is for the fixture, as well as reaffirming where his loyalties lie these days:

Agger was a contentious figure in the Liverpool starting XI last season and will be looking to edge out the likes of Mamadou Sakho, Martin Skrtel and Kolo Toure this term.

To do that, however, a confidence-boosting preseason would certainly help his chances, and it couldn't begin in a more accommodating away setting.

Johan Elmander, Brondby

NORWICH, ENGLAND - MARCH 22:  Johan Elmander (R) of Norwich City and Wes Brown of Sunderland chase the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Sunderland at Carrow Road on March 22, 2014 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Alex B
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Johan Elmander will be the most familiar face among Brondby's ranks, the former Bolton Wanderers and Norwich City striker having made the move back to Denmark in June of this year.

According to Transfermarkt, Elmander has made seven Premier League appearances against the Merseysiders, failing to find the back of the net in any.

Liverpool would be foolish to underestimate the Swede, however, as he looks to give Brondby an experienced edge up front some of the younger specimens among Rodgers' roster will find difficult to contend with.

Emre Can, Liverpool

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - JUNE 03: Emre Can arrives for a Germany U21 training session on June 3, 2013 in Tel Aviv, Israel.  (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
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It's thought that Wednesday's match will be a little too soon for summer acquisitions Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert to make their Liverpool debuts, but for Emre Can this may be a finer chance to feature.

The former Bayer Leverkusen starlet was confirmed as one of the club's first purchases earlier this summer, and his integration into the Reds' first team could begin in low-pressure surroundings.

The official Liverpool Twitter account reveals Can is looking upon the preseason fixtures across the pond as his prime opportunity, but a head start in Denmark wouldn't do his chances any harm:

Rodgers may not see it fit to start the German prospect this week, but even a second-half cameo would give fans a valuable glance at their new asset, tipped to achieve great things in future.


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