Liverpool’s first pre-season friendly of the summer will kick off at the same time as England’s World Cup quarter final on Saturday (3pm UK).
Dozens of clubs around the country have moved their fixtures from 3pm to either 1pm or 12.30pm kick off in order not to clash with England vs. Sweden in the last eight of the World Cup.
However, Chester FC have now confirmed that the game against Liverpool will go ahead as planned due to logistical reasons.
A statement reads:
Chester FC can confirm that Saturday’s first pre season game against Liverpool FC will remain as a 3pm kick off.
Following England’s victory in the World Cup last night, we made every attempt to move the game, but logistically this proved a major challenge given all match tickets had been sold, and other aspects relating to matchday arrangements were unable to rearrange at short notice.
We would like to thank Liverpool FC for their help in reviewing arrangements and look forward to hosting them on Saturday.
Chester have sold all their 4,500 tickets for Saturday’s match, and it will be interesting to see if all those attend the game now given the dilemma some will face.
Meanwhile, Wednesday’s scheduled friendly at Prenton Park against Tranmere has been moved forward 24 hours to Tuesday (7.30pm) in case of England progressing to the semi-final.