ST. LOUIS, USA - Monday, August 1, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp before a pre-season friendly game against AS Roma on day twelve of the club's USA Pre-season Tour at the Busch Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool to play both Manchester clubs in America pre-season tour

Liverpool will reportedly play against Man City and Man United as part of their pre-season this summer.

The Reds will head to America in late July, where they’ll again take part in the International Champions Cup (ICC) – which they’ve done bi-annually for the last six years.

Jurgen Klopp‘s side will play at least three games while Stateside, with Manchester City and Manchester United reported to be opponents in two headline games.

The Reds are said to be playing in New Jersey, Michigan and Nashville.

The game in New Jersey will be against Man City on July 25 (date to be confirmed), at the 82,000 capacity MetLife Stadium.

Michigan would then see Man United as the opponents, taking place at the famous 107,000 capacity ‘Big House’.

Prior to those games, Roma would be the likely opponent at the 69,000 capacity Nissan Stadium in Nashville on July 22.

The Liverpool squad are set to be Stateside from July 20 to July 28, before continuing preparations for the 2018/19 season in Europe. The new season begins on August 11.

Last time Liverpool visited America, two years ago, Klopp ensured there was a training camp feel, with the squad being based in Northern California for the duration of their stay, travelling to each new destination to take part in the games.

A suitable training base will likely be found on the east coast, with the squad then travelling to New Jersey, Michigan and Nashville from there.

Whether the Reds will visit Boston, the home of owners FSG, remains to be seen, but they have previously used Harvard Stadium as their base while on the east coast and that could be the case again this summer.

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