During a chat on the Sports with Friends podcast, Liverpool CEO, Peter Moore had this to say about Liverpool’s participation in the International Champions Cup:
It’s an actual tournament. It’s not exhibitions. These are not friendlies, I can tell you. When, for example, in Ann Arbor Liverpool plays Manchester United, it cannot be deemed as a ‘friendly.’ It will be a highly contested game. That particular game, our World Cup players from both sides will all be back, and they’ll be looking to fight for their places here. That particular game, it will be I think a phenomenal spectacle. My hope and belief is that the Big House sells out and the fans get to see a very competitive game of football there.
We play Man City here in New York, and we’re excited about that. You know, Manchester City, the Premier League champions, and had a phenomenal season, playing great football under their manager, Pep Guardiola, but not only did we beat them, we beat them three times in competitions in the Champions League, so that rivalry is hotly contested. We play in Charlotte at the opening of the tour against Borussia Dortmund. The linkage there is that our current manager, Jürgen Klopp, also used to manage Borussia Dortmund. So strong bond between those two teams.
Liverpool Preseason – International Champions Cup 2018
July 22: Liverpool v Borussia Dortmund in Charlotte, North Carolina – Buy Liverpool Tour Tickets
July 26: Liverpool vs. Manchester City, New York – Buy Liverpool Tour Tickets
July 28: Liverpool v Manchester United Ann Arbor Michigan – Buy Liverpool Tour Tickets
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