SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND - Wednesday, August 19, 2015: Liverpool's Joao Carlos Teixeira celebrates scoring the third goal against Everton with team-mate during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at Haig Avenue. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool U21s to tour USA in May, California & Nevada dates confirmed

Michael Beale’s Liverpool U21s side will take to the United States this May, for two friendlies against Sacramento Republic FC.

Designed to provide the academy side with invaluable experience against the US side, as well as preparation for future tours with the first team.

Liverpool U21s’ first clash with Sacremento Republic will take place on May 21, at Bonney Field in Sacramento, California, kicking off at 7.30pm PDT (3.30am BST).

They will then travel to Reno, Nevada, to contest their second friendly at the Greater Nevada Field on May 25, kicking off at 7pm PDT (3am BST).

Speaking on the announcement of the tour, Liverpool academy director Alex Inglethorpe described it as a “wonderful opportunity.”

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our U21s to gain valuable experience competing against quality opposition in the USA,” he explained.

“The tour will also provide players and staff with a wonderful opportunity to meet the many Liverpool supporters in the USA ahead of the first team’s visit this summer.”

As Inglethorpe mentioned, Jurgen Klopp‘s senior squad will travel to the US as part of their pre-season preparations, taking on Chelsea and AC Milan in July.

With the U21s tour taking place directly after the close of the 2015/16 campaign, it is unclear as to whether the likes of Sheyi Ojo and Brad Smith, staples of Klopp’s first-team squad, will travel.

But it is likely that Joe Maguire, Cameron Brannagan, Pedro Chirivella, Ryan Kent, Harry Wilson and Jerome Sinclair will take part among others.

Announcing the tour on Friday afternoon, Liverpool provided ticket information for both clashes:

“Sacramento Republic v Liverpool U21s on Saturday May 21. Kick-off is at 7.30pm, with the game to be played at Bonney Field in Sacramento, California.

“Tickets priced at $27 and will go on sale to the general public on April 30 at 10am PT at (Promo code REDS for LFC fans wishing to sit at the Liverpool FC end). The match on May 21 is included in the Republic FC season ticket holder package.

“Sacramento Republic FC v Liverpool U21s on Wednesday May 25. Kick-off is at 7pm, with the game to be played at Greater Nevada Field in Reno, Nevada.

“Tickets priced from $20 and will go on sale to the general public on April 30 at 10am PT at (Promo code supportlfc for LFC fans wishing to sit at the Liverpool FC end).”

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