Liverpool FC to return to Singapore for pre-season 

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Premier League club Liverpool is set to return to Singapore for its pre-season tour this summer, which will feature fellow English club Leicester City and Bayern Munich of the German Bundesliga as part of the Singapore Festival of Football. 

Liverpool will face Leicester at Singapore’s National Stadium on July 30 to contest the Standard Chartered Singapore Trophy, which the club won during last year’s pre-season tour against Premier League side Crystal Palace.

Three days later on August 2, Liverpool will face Bayern at the same venue with the winner walking away with the Singapore Trophy, presented by Audi and Standard Chartered Bank.

There will be a ticket pre-sale for LFC Official Members, season ticket-holders, Official Liverpool Supporters Clubs and International Academies from 10am (Singapore time) tomorrow (Wednesday). Tickets will then go on general sale on May 22 from 10am.

Liverpool will also take part in an open training session for fans at the National Stadium on July 29, and participate in local community projects and cultural activities during the team’s stay in Singapore.

Ben Latty, Liverpool’s commercial director, said: “We’re tremendously excited to be heading back to Singapore for this summer’s pre-season tour. We were so impressed with the welcome and the facilities – from the training ground to the stadium and the infrastructure last year – that when the chance to return came up we jumped at it.

“Pre-season is hugely important to us for a number of reasons. It’s a chance for fans who may never get the opportunity to come to Anfield to see their idols, and for the team to prepare for the season ahead. In Singapore, almost a fifth of the population identify as Liverpool FC fans, which is amazing, and we can’t wait to meet them again.

“Singapore is an easily accessible travel hub for LFC fans across the region to reach. It is also strategically important for a number of our partners, including our principal partner Standard Chartered Bank, who we were delighted to renew our relationship with for a further four years when we visited Singapore last year.”

Patrick Lee, cluster chief executive, Singapore and ASEAN Markets, Standard Chartered, added: “We are delighted to welcome Liverpool FC to Singapore again, and look forward to the top-level entertainment the team will bring to our clients, colleagues and the communities here, along with the other leading European clubs.

“Football has a unique ability to bring together people from all walks of life and Standard Chartered is excited to be able to play a leading role in delivering a memorable experience to fans in Singapore, both on and off the pitch, at this inaugural football extravaganza.”