“You’ll Never Walk Alone”.
English Premier League club Liverpool announced today that they will be making their way back to Kuala Lumpur this July to play a friendly match against a Malaysian XI. The Reds are set to take part in the exhibition on 24th July 2015 at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium, the club confirmed on their website today (18th March).
Apart from taking part in the exhibition, 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 coming to Malaysia.
The Reds were last here Kuala Lumpur in 2011 as part of their pre-season tour. Upon the announcement, Liverpool FC CEO Ian Ayre said, “The tour gives our supporters a chance to see the team up close, no matter how far away from Anfield they might live.”
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, mesmersing them with their gifted football skills.
Liverpool will also play 2 friendlies against Australian A-League clubs earlier in July as part of their pre-season tour. More details to be announced later!