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Liverpool FC are close to announcing a lucrative friendly in Thailand to kick-off this summer’s pre-season tour of the Far East and Australia.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are set to face a Thailand All Stars XI in Bangkok at the Rajamangala Stadium on Tuesday, July 14.
It will be the Reds’ sixth visit to the country having also played there in 1983, 2001, 2003, 2009 and 2013.
Liverpool had initially planned to open their tour in Macau, the special administrative region of China, but that game was shelved after they failed to agree terms with the organisers. Vietnam was also on the agenda but Bangkok has got the nod.
Liverpool command huge support in the Thai capital and they played in front of 50,000 fans at the Rajamangala National Stadium two years ago.
After Bangkok, the Reds will fly to Australia, Rodgers’ men will face Brisbane Roar at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Friday, July 17 before taking on Adelaide United at the Adelaide Oval on Monday, July 20.
The Reds will then stop off in Malaysia on the long journey home as they line up against a Malaysia XI at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, July 24.