IT perhaps comes as no surprise that Liverpool FC have confirmed a tour of North America during this coming July, playing at Fenway Park as part of the baseball ground’s centennial celebrations over the summer.
Fenway Park is of course home to the Boston Red Sox baseball team – also owned by Fenway Sports Group/NESV, who ousted Liverpool’s previous American owners back in October 2010 to become full Anfield supremos.
The Reds last toured North America 8-years ago and during their forthcoming visit in Boston, face Italian giants AS Roma – themselves owned by a group of North American investors and headed by Thomas DiBenedetto – who is in turn, a partner in New England Sports Ventures.
Liverpool will face Roma on the 25th July giving US Reds fans a chance to see the team in the flesh, much to the excitement of principle owner John W. Henry:
“During its 100-year history, Fenway Park has hosted some of the best in athletic competition, and a match between Liverpool and AS Roma – two of the world’s most well-known and respected clubs – is an appropriate way to help celebrate Fenway’s 100th anniversary and showcase our ballpark to an international audience.”
Manger Kenny Dalglish is also looking forward to the trip, adding:
“We had a great time playing in front of our supporters in Asia last year and it will be good to give our fans in North America the chance to watch us live this summer. My son Paul worked and played in America and he’s told me about just how much interest there is in Liverpool, and English football, right now. We’ve had some amazing matches against Roma in the past, particularly the 1984 European Cup final, so it should be fantastic.”
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