Liverpool legends in for batting practice with the San Francisco Giants

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Ian Rush, Gary McAllister, Robbie Fowler and Luis Garcia were put through their paces by Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants.

The quartet have travelled to the US as ambassadors, joining Jurgen Klopp‘s Liverpool squad for their tour of the west coast.

This included a trip to the Giants’ AT&T Park in San Francisco, joining three-time World Series Champion Jeremy Affeldt to oversee batting practice along with players and coaching staff.

Rush, McAllister, Fowler and Garcia all took to the plate to show their skills with a bat, before exchanging jerseys with the Giants.

Speaking on their experience in San Francisco, McAllister said he doubted they would be called up to MLB any time soon.

PALO ALTO, CA - JULY 25:  (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Luis Garcia of Liverpool tries his hand at base ball during US Pre-Season Tour on July 25, 2016 in Palo Alto, California.  (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

“It was great to come down here today to meet the Giants and try my hand at something new,” he said.

“It is usually us passing on our tips and coaching advice so to be on the receiving end for once was a welcome change.

“Jeremy gave us some great tips, but I don’t think any of us will be getting the call up to the Giants roster anytime soon!”

The legends have travelled with the squad to Los Angeles, and took part in a charity event in Hollywood on Tuesday night.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 25:  (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Ian Rush and Gary Mcallister ambassadors of Liverpool meet Jeremy Affeldt retired professional baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants at the AT and T Park during US Pre-Season Tour on July 25, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool kick off their tour by taking on Chelsea at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena in the early hours of Thursday morning (4.35am kickoff BST), as they begin their International Champions Cup campaign.

They will then face off against AC Milan at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara (July 30), before a friendly clash with AS Roma at Busch Stadium in St Louis, Missouri (August 1).

The Reds then return to England for a showpiece friendly against Barcelona at Wembley Stadium (August 6), before rounding off their pre-season preparations with a trip to take on Klopp’s former side Mainz (August 7).



To mark the end of the 30-year wait for a league title, the ‘Liverpool Mishmash’ poster is available to order exclusively on This Is Anfield — the history of the Reds in one image!

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