LIVERPOOL: English Premier League club Liverpool have announced they will visit Kuala Lumpur in July and play a friendly match against a Malaysian XI.
The Reds will take part in the exhibition on Jul 24 at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium, the club confirmed on their website on Wednesday (Mar 18). The team will also be “carrying out work in the community”, and taking part in events with the official supporters’ clubs.
Liverpool’s full squad and coaching staff from the club’s official charity Liverpool FC Foundation will be among those visiting Malaysia.
Liverpool also visited Kuala Lumpur in 2011 as part of their pre-season tour.
“The tour gives our supporters a chance to see the team up close, no matter how far away from Anfield they might live,” said Ian Ayre, chief executive officer of Liverpool FC.
Football Association of Malaysia’s general secretary Hamidin Haji Mohd Amin added: “Watching our Malaysian XI play Liverpool is going to be an enthralling experience for all fans.”
“It’s not that we often get to see English Premier League stars. We watch them in awe on our television sets as they take on their opponents, mesmerizing them with their gifted football skills,” he said.
Liverpool will also play two friendlies against Australian A-League clubs earlier in July as part of their pre-season tour.