Liverpool are currently considering a lucrative offer to take on Sydney FC in an end-of-season friendly next month. Liverpool Echo have reported that while there is no deal in place yet, the game will likely be held in the week after the Reds’ final Premier League game against Middlesbrough on May 21.
The Reds have previously played in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide. They beat all three teams with a 2-0 scoreline, and each match drew over 50,000 people.
Sydney FC currently lead the A-League by 17 points. They are already scheduled to play Arsenal on July 13, and two high profile games against Premier League teams in the space of a few months would do wonders to raise the A-league’s profile globally.
In a mildly worrying twist, however, it turns out Sydney FC is completely unaware of any discussions to lure Liverpool over to their stadium. All negotiations are currently between the New South Wales Government, Venues Live (who manage the ANZ Stadium), and Liverpool FC, reports FourFourTwo.
The Reds have apparently received a number of offers to return to Australia (presumably all from various governments and none from any teams), and whatever deal is struck will have to take into consideration Klopp not wanting to travel too much before the next season. The current post-season plan involves matches in China and Hong Kong before the team head to Germany for a training camp.