Liverpool To Face Preston North End On July 19 In Preseason Opener


Glen Johnson, Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez and Lucas LeivaLiverpool will kick off its preseason preparations for the 2014-15 campaign with an exhibition game against League One (English third division) club Preston North End on July 19 at Deepdale.

The game once again brings together two teams who hold a shared bond — the legendary former Liverpool manager Bill Shankly.

During 15 years at the Anfield helm, the man from Glenbuck utilized his inspirational leadership to forge a successful and long-lasting dynasty at the club.

Shankly is revered at Preston too. Before his relationship with the Reds began in 1959, the Scot had dedicated 16 years of his playing career to the Lancashire team.

Information regarding tickets for the game will be released during the coming days. Fans should check Liverpool FC’s official website and tour site for further details.

The Reds journeyed to Deepdale at the outset of their last preseason, running out 4-0 winners before departing for a tour of Indonesia, Australia and Thailand.

Brendan Rodgers and his players will follow a similar schedule this year, heading for four exhibition encounters in North America shortly after taking on Simon Grayson’s charges.

Their trip begins with a return to the iconic Fenway Park and a clash with Roma on July 23, while Olympiacos will be the opponents at Soldier Field in Chicago four days later.

The Reds meet Barclays Premier League rivals Manchester City in New York on July 30 and, 72 hours later, continue their program with a mouth-watering game against AC Milan in Charlotte.

Ticket details for each of the games to be played in the United States can be accessed by clicking here.

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