Liverpool will play three friendly games in the United States this summer to prepare for the 2019-20 season.
The Reds will hit three of the most iconic venues in American sports: Fenway
Park in Boston, Yankee Stadium in New York City and Notre Dame Stadium, on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana.
The 77,000-seat Notre Dame Stadium, which opened in 1930, will host an international
match for the first time when the Reds face Borussia Dortmund on July 19.
Liverpool will the head to Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox, to play Spain’s Sevilla FC on
July 21. It will close out the tour on July 24 at Yankee Stadium, which NYCFC shares with the baseball Yankees, against Portugal's Sporting.
“We’re heading to three
incredible locations this year," Billy Hogan, Liverpool's managing director and chief commercial officer, said. "Each of the stadiums has their own deep-rooted heritage similar to our own and
we’ll face three great opposition teams in Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Sporting.”
Liverpool and the Red Sox share the same owner, Fenway Sports Group. The tour is notable
in that it marks the first U.S. tour since 2012 that Liverpool isn't playing in the International Champions Cup.
Borussia Dortmund announced that it will also play the Seattle Sounders on
July 17 at CenturyLink Field.
The matches come early in preseason, so teams will likely be missing their players who played in the 2019 Copa America or Africa Cup of Nations.
For Liverpool, that could mean it might be without its entire frontline: Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.