MALAYSIA - Liverpool FC is delighted to announce they will be playing a Malaysia XI on Saturday July 16th during the Club’s Asia Tour – sponsored by Standard Chartered.
Organised by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur will host the match with kick off at 5:45pm local time. It is the second game to be played in Asia during July with the other match being staged in China.
LFC Managing Director Ian Ayre said: “At Liverpool FC we take these games very seriously. The game in Malaysia will be an important part of our preparations for the 2011/12 campaign and it’s a chance for all our fans in Malaysia to get up close to their heroes.
“We will work closely with our main sponsor Standard Chartered and our other tour partners, adidas and Carlsberg, to ensure we can deliver our best ever pre-season tour."
For the Malaysia leg of the trip, Courts are also official partners.
The Reds enjoy fantastic support in Asia and this summer's visit follows the hugely successful 10-day pre-season tour of Thailand and Singapore two years ago.
The Asia Tour begins with a game against Guangdong Sunray Cave in Guangzhou, China on Wednesday July 13th.
“The match will be a piece of football history as this is the first time Liverpool FC will be stepping on Malaysian soil and it has created a lot of excitement. The Reds have a massive base of football fans in Malaysia,” said Julian Kam, CEO of ProEvents who is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Malaysia this year. “We have scheduled the game on a Saturday with kick off at 5:45pm so everyone can come and watch.”
Manager Kenny Dalglish said: “I’m looking forward to taking the team to Asia. It is great that we can give our supporters in Malaysia and China the chance to watch the team play. Our last tour of Asia in 2009 was a great success and we're delighted to be returning this summer.”
Osman Morad, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, added “Liverpool FC has a huge fan base in Malaysia; all very loyal supporters impatiently counting the days to see The Reds in action on our own shores. Standard Chartered is therefore delighted to sponsor this tour. We like to give back to the communities we operate in, and bringing Liverpool FC to Malaysia is in that spirit. Together with our employees, clients and Malaysian fans, we look forward to welcoming LFC with true Malaysian hospitality.”
The confirmed Asia Tour fixtures are as follows:
Wednesday July 13th – Guangdong Sunray Cave v Liverpool FC in the Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou. 8pm kick off local time.
Saturday July 16th – Malaysia XI v Liverpool FC in the Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur. 5:45pm kick off local time.
Tickets are priced at RM388, RM108, RM68 and RM58 and are available online at www.ticketpro.com.my. Standard Chartered Bank (Malaysia) is offering an exclusive priority ticketing sales until June 9th 2011. Standard Chartered Bank credit/debit cardholders can have the privilege of purchasing tickets in advance from the general ticket sales by using their cards (no cash sales). Tickets are available from Ticketpro Hotline 03-78807999, Ticketpro outlets and an additional outlet at The Pavilion. Each ticket will come with a complimentary training pass (subject to availability).
The open public sales will begin from Friday, June 10 at all Ticketpro outlets, Ticketpro hotline or online at www.ticketpro.com.my.
For more information, please contact:
Shekhinah PR / 016 6513512
Shekhinah PR / 012 5555870
Shekhinah PR / 012 6540119