Next Up: Thailand (a)

The first of a two-game mini-tour of South East Asia for the Reds sees them go to Bangkok to play the Thai national side and meet their adoring fans in the East.

Captain Steven Gerrard misses the trip as he defends charges against him in court for an incident in a bar in Southport at the end of 2008.

Liverpool’s Spanish five of Fernando Torres, Xabi Alonso, Pepe Reina, Alvaro Arbeloa and Albert Riera could return to action after a longer summer break due to their international commitments in the FIFA Confederations Cup last month.

The club will use this game and Sunday’s match in Singapore as a way to promote and expand the Liverpool FC brand worldwide and gives a chance for our massive Asian fanbase to see the stars.

More team news to follow.