Liverpool confirmed earlier this week that they will be playing in a big friendly game against Barcelona in August at Wembley and today added four more dates to the pre-season calendar for games that are certainly not going to be quite as high profile.
With construction work continuing on the rebuilt Main Stand there is no chance of the club playing any home friendlies this summer.
The four UK matches are to be held across the north of England, starting very locally across the water at Tranmere Rovers on 8th July. Five days later they head north to the seaside town of Fleetwood before a game around twenty miles from Anfield against former Premier League side Wigan Athletic who have just secured promotion to the Championship after a season in League One.
The final game announced today takes place in Yorkshire, the Reds playing Huddersfield Town on July 20th.
The full fixture list is:
- Tranmere Rovers v LFC, Friday 8 July, Kick-off 7pm BST
- Fleetwood Town v LFC, Wednesday 13 July, Kick-off 7pm BST
- Wigan Athletic v LFC, Sunday 17 July, Kick-off 4pm BST
- Huddersfield Town v LFC, Wednesday 20 July, Kick-off 7.45pm BST
The club will then continue their pre-season preparations Stateside with two International Champions Cup games on the West Coast of the US against Chelsea (July 28th) and AC Milan (July 31st), before rounding it all off with that game against Barcelona in London on August 6th.
The new Premier League season begins a week later.
The club say that tickets for the pre-season friendlies in the UK will soon be on sale and asks fans to keep checking www.liverpoolfc.com/tickets/tickets-availability for latest news.