Boston will serve as Liverpool FC’s home base throughout the tour and the team will conduct its pre-season training sessions at Harvard University.
Liverpool will take part in showpiece game against AS Roma at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, as part of the ballpark’s 100th anniversary this summer. The match against the Italian giants will take place on the 25th July 2012.
Liverpool are of course owned the Fenway Sports we also own the Red Sox, while AS Roma is also owned by a Boston based investment group.
The Reds last travelled to North America in 2004 to play matches in Connecticut, New Jersey and Toronto, and will return this July for a 12-day tour that will include at least two matches. Details and ticket sales information for other tour stops and venues will be announced in the near future on www.lfctour.com.
“We had a great time playing in front of our supporters in Asia last year and it will be good to give our fans in North America the chance to watch us live this summer,” said Liverpool FC Manager Kenny Dalglish. ”My son Paul worked and played in America and he’s told me about just how much interest there is in Liverpool, and English football, right now. We’ve had some amazing matches against Roma in the past, particularly the 1984 European Cup final, so it should be fantastic.”
“During its 100-year history, Fenway Park has hosted some of the best in athletic competition and a match between Liverpool and AS Roma – two of the world’s most well-known and respected clubs – is an appropriate way to help celebrate Fenway’s 100th anniversary and showcase our ballpark to an international audience,” said Fenway Sports Group Principal Owner John W. Henry.
“We’re thrilled to bring Liverpool Football Club to North America and provide our fans with the chance to see the team live in action this summer,” said Fenway Sports Group and Liverpool FC Chairman Tom Werner. “Our goal is to create an unforgettable experience for our North American fans while building a lasting legacy for Liverpool here in the States.”
If you live in the U.S. are you excited about seeing Liverpool this summer? With many of the Liverpool players playing in the Euro’s this summer, will Suarez and Carragher be the face of the club during the tour?
Liverpool’s North America Tour 2012
July 21: Toronto FC v Liverpool in Toronto - Buy Liverpool v Toronto FC Tickets
July 25: Liverpool v AS Roma at Fenway Park - Buy Liverpool v AS Roma Tickets
July 28: Liverpool v Spurs in Baltimore - Buy Liverpool v Spurs Tickets