Glen Johnson, Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez and Lucas LeivaLiverpool Football Club has confirmed that it will begin its preseason schedule with an exhibition game at Preston North End on Saturday, July 13.

The game, which will be played at Deepdale with kickoff at 3 p.m. BST, will be covered as usual across all LFC media, with live streaming available on the club’s official website for LFC TV Online subscribers.

The game will bring together two north-west clubs with a shared bond — the iconic Bill Shankly.

As Liverpool manager, the inspirational Scot created one of football’s greatest and most successful dynasties at Anfield.

The man from Glenbuck is revered at Preston too, having spent the vast majority of his playing career with the Lancashire club across 16 years.

This exhibition game will provide both sets of supporters with an opportunity to celebrate the life and career of Shankly, in the same year in which the 100th anniversary of his birth will be marked.

The two sides last met in an FA Cup third-round clash in January 2009. Albert Riera and Fernando Torres struck the goals in a 2-0 away victory for the Reds.

Liverpool will play at Deepdale just days before it starts its preseason tour in Jakarta (July 20), Melbourne (July 24), Bangkok (July 28), Valerenga (August 7) and Dublin (August 10).

The Reds will also play Olympiacos in Steven Gerrard‘s testimonial game at home on August 3.

Ticket information will be released in the coming days and fans should stay logged on to for further details.