Liverpool confirm return to Malaysia for 2015 pre-season tour

Liverpool confirm that they will be returning to Malaysia in July as part of their 2015 pre-season tour

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Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson Photo: Liverpool FC

Liverpool have announced that they will be returning to Malaysia in July as part of their 2015 pre-season tour.

The first team will play a game in Kuala Lumpur, their first visit to the city since their successful 2011 pre-season tour.

The Reds kick-off in Kuala Lumpur against the Malaysian XI at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium on Friday 24 July. The match will be organised by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and promoted by ProEvents International Sdn Bhd.

Liverpool FC’s fixture in Kuala Lumpur is just one element of a programme of activity that the Club is delivering in 2015 to bring Malaysian fans closer to the team they support.

Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre said: “We visited Kuala Lumpur as part of our 2011 pre-season tour and the support we received was incredible, not only from the 80,000 fans that turned out to watch us play at Bukit Jalil, but all our fans in Malaysia throughout our visit.

“Pre-season is an important time for the team as they prepare for the upcoming season and the match against the Malaysian XI is an exciting part of that preparation. The tour gives our supporters a chance to see the team up close, no matter how far away from Anfield they might live.”

FAM general-secretary Dato’ Hamidin Haji Mohd Amin said: “The national football governing body is truly honoured to host Liverpool once again and are excited by the upcoming fixture.

“It’s not that we often get to see English Premier League stars. We watch them in awe in our television sets as they take on their opponents, mesmerising them with their gifted football skills”, added Dato’ Hamidin. “Watching our Malaysian XI play Liverpool is going to be an enthralling experience for all fans.”

As well as a full Liverpool squad, the touring party will include coaching staff from the club’s charity, Liverpool FC Foundation, to carry out work in the community throughout the visit as well as taking part in events with official supporters’ clubs.

ProEvents chief executive Julian Kam said: “Securing one of the world’s greatest football clubs to return to play a match in Kuala Lumpur is a testament to the way Malaysian football fans have embraced Liverpool FC.

“We’re very much looking forward to welcoming Brendan Rodgers and the team to Malaysia and provide LFC fans in the country with an amazing opportunity to see their favourite players in action.”

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