Liverpool’s pre-season preparations continue v Sporting Lisbon on July 24th at the famous Yankees Stadium – and lucky American Reds can acquire discounted tickets for the clash – here!
The beautiful ground seats 47,309 and was opened back in 2009. It is home to the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball, but will host Liverpool’s Champions League winners in under a week’s time.
Liverpool have history of playing in baseball venues, having competed against AS Roma in Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park, so we hope this to be just as special an occasion.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are unbeaten in England against Tranmere, and have travelled stateside for more glamorous ties with Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and the Portuguese giants.
The travelling party has been named, and includes a number of first-team superstars who have so far not been used, with the boss happy to try out the kids.
Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum will be available for the Sporting clash, although our Copa America winners, Alisson and Roberto Firmino, will still be on holiday – with AFCON stars Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita – in a similar situation.
That being said, there’ll be a number of Reds to keep a very keen eye on. New signing Sepp van den Berg could play, and if he’s as good as he’s looked at Melwood so far – it could be some watch.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a certainty to play as much as possible, while Rhian Brewster, with three goals in 90 minutes of football already, is the potentially elite forward who will compete for minutes this term with the world’s best front-three!
Interestingly, Sporting have Bruno Fernandes, a playmaker often linked to Liverpool, so let’s see if he can impress the boss and put himself in the shop window.