Liverpool look set to help break attendance records when they play Melbourne Victory as part of their pre-season tour.
Fresh on the back of Manchester United-s successful tour of Australia, their fierce English rivals Liverpool look set to help break attendance records when they play Melbourne Victory as part of their pre-season tour.
The sold-out fixture is expected to attract a crowd in the vicinity of 95,000 to the MCG on Wednesday night, which would be the largest ever crowd for an individual football match staged in Victoria.
Controversial striker Luis Suarez was the first of the Liverpool squad to arrive in Australia today, touching down in Sydney ahead of his teammates who beat an Indonesian XI 2-0 on Saturday night.
Each of Liverpool's four new signings, Luis Alberto, Iago Aspas, Kolo Toure and goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, started in the win in Jakarta. While Captain Steven Gerrard got through a half unscathed following off-season shoulder surgery.
Manager Bredan Rogers looks set for talks with Suarez, who had been given extra time off from pre-season due to his participation in the Confederations Cup with Uruguay.
The 26-year-old has been the centre of transfer speculation in the off-season but Rogers has not given up hope of convincing his No.7 to stay with the club.
"I'm looking forward to seeing him, he's a player I've always supported. I understand the situation but the bottom line is he is employed by the club,” said Rogers.
Suarez was reluctant to entertain speculation about his future on arriving at Sydney Airport today and will no doubt be keen to let his football do the talking when Liverpool play Melbourne Victory on Wednesday night in what will be another historic night for the Hyundai A-League.
Liverpool FC will play Melbourne Victory at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday 24 July, with the match to be broadcast live and exclusive on the Seven Network nationally.