Liverpool announce bizarre team news ahead of crucial end of season run-in
By Matt Bullin
Liverpool have announced today that they will play a post-season friendly with Australian side Sydney FC.
The friendly will be played at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia, on May 24, bizarrely just three days after Liverpool’s final Premier League match with Middlesbrough.
The English football season is renowned for being gruelling and it’s unlikely that the players will welcome a game in Australia so soon after their final Premier League game.
The Reds have played in Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne in past recent tours.
Klopp announced Liverpool’s news via the club’s official Twitter account.
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The Reds boss said: “I’m bringing my players to the ANZ Stadium on May 24 for a post-season friendly against Sydney FC.
“Everyone tells me how passionate the Reds support is in Australia. I can’t wait to see it for myself.”
We’re heading to Australia for a post-season friendly against @SydneyFC! ????????
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 10, 2017
Liverpool currently sit third in the Premier League with just six games to go.
Klopp’s side are five points behind Tottenham in second, and two points ahead of Manchester City, who occupy fourth – although the Citizens do have a game in hand on the Reds.
Liverpool have been tipped by many for a top-four finish due to their favourable run in which sees them face Crystal Palace, Watford, West Ham and Middlesbrough.
The Reds fans down under will be hoping to be celebrating a top-four finish when Klopp and his team arrive in Sydney in May.