After announcing early this month that Liverpool would be one of the participants in the prestigious Guinness International Champions Cup taking place in North America this summer, the Reds have now announced the venues they’ll be playing at and the opponents they’ll be lining up against.
Although they’ll be based in Boston, home of primary owners Fenway Sports Group and the Boston Red Sox, the Reds will have matches all over the United States with their first stop being in Chicago, Illinois at Soldier Field where they’ll face Greek giants Olympiacos on July 27th. A more familiar opponent in Manchester City waits three days later at Yankee Stadium in New York City before they finish up their round robin against AC Milan at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 2nd.
The tournament, which also features Manchester United, Real Madrid, AS Roma and Real Madrid in the other group, will see the group leaders meet in the final at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida on August 4th in what should be a cracking finale.
“We were last in the USA in 2012 and thoroughly enjoyed our visit, so we are delighted to be invited to take part in the Guinness International Champions Cup and revisit again this year” said Billy Hogan, the Reds chief commercial officer. “This will be the club’s seventh visit to North America, where we know we have a huge fan base, and being part of this tournament will allow us to bring the club closer to those supporters and engage with them once again.”