Anticipation Building for Liverpool Preseason Tour of United States
The Liverpool squad have touched down in Boston ahead of four games across the United States, to prepare them for the upcoming Premier League season. Liverpool is among nine Premier League clubs playing friendlies across the United States this summer.
For Liverpool fans in the Boston area, the club will give fans the opportunity to see the Reds practice on the pitch at Fenway Park at a special open training session on July 22 at 6:00pm on the eve of “Football at Fenway,” the club’s July 23 match versus Italian giant AS Roma. Liverpool FC legends Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler will also be in attendance at the historic ballpark and participate in a meet and greet with select fans.
Fans will watch the action from seating sections near the Red Sox Dugout. All net proceeds will benefit the Friends of Liverpool FC Foundation, a nonprofit public charity that provides tailored programs that inspire positive change and build better futures for young people and adults. The $15 general admission tickets are available now at redsox.com/footballatfenway or on the day of the event at Gate D at Fenway Park beginning at 5:00pm on Tuesday, July 22.
Liverpool faces stiff competition in America from the likes of Roma, Olympiacos and Manchester City. Plus if they win their group, they’ll play in the final against possibly the likes of Real Madrid or Manchester United on August 4.
Having already visited Brondby and Preston North End in their pre-season ventures, Liverpool will be adamant to kick on when visiting the States and when facing the tougher test of big European names. Stand out performer and starlet Jordan Ibe is likely to feature after notching three assists in the two aforementioned games in which Liverpool lost 2-1 and won 2-1 respectively.
Although Ibe has starred alongside Kristoffer Petterson among others, the Reds will probably showcase some of their more established talent in the face of sterner opposition as the games will be more competitive.
Liverpool face Roma, Olympiakos, Manchester City, and AC Milan in the space of 10 days; the latter three fixtures as part of the Guinness International Champions Cup. They then return to Anfield to round off their pre-season schedule against Borussia Dortmund before beginning their Premier League campaign at home against Southampton.
Anfield has already seen Southampton duo Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana sign for the club, alongside prospects Emre Can and Lazar Markovic. The Premier League outfit have also been linked with another Saint in Dejan Lovren, along with high profile Real Madrid pair Angel Di Maria and Isco. Divock Origi and Loic Remy also look set to sign imminently and soon don the famous red shirt. Remy is reportedly heading to Boston to take his medical before signing with the club, so he can participate in the summer tour.