Liverpool women's Courtney Sweetman-Kirk celebrates scoring her side's first goal of the game (John Walton/EMPICS Sport)

Liverpool FC Women to join US pre-season tour – alongside Jurgen Klopp’s first team

The Liverpool FC Women are set to join the men’s first team for this summer’s pre-season tour of the US, as part of the “‘two teams but one club’ ethos.”

Vicky Jepson’s side will travel to the United States alongside Jurgen Klopp‘s squad, as part of their preparations for the upcoming Women’s Super League campaign.

Liverpool open the WSL season at home to Reading on September 7/8, and are set to take on Cleveland Ambassadors in Notre Dame and New York Athletic in Boston to warm up for the opener at Prenton Park.

Their plans mirror the first team’s trip, as the LFC Women will then head to New York to “continue community activities” and watch Klopp’s side play Sporting CP on July 24.

“This is my fourth year attending the LFC pre-season tour with the men’s team,” Jepson said.

“However, this year is extra special with it being the first time the women’s team has been included and we are now travelling as one big football family.”

Jepson’s words were echoed by chief executive Peter Moore, who described it as “another sign of our commitment to the ‘two teams but one club’ ethos.”

It is set to be a summer of change for the LFC Women once again, with Laura Coombs, Leandra Little, Jasmine Matthews and Yana Daniels having departed as Becky Jane and Melissa Lawley arrive.

Sophie Bradley-Auckland, who is currently captain, signed a new contract at the end of May, following Jess Clarke, Ashley Hodson and Niamh Charles in committing her future to the club.

Liverpool’s Pre-Season Fixtures

BOSTON, MA - Wednesday, July 25, 2012: Liverpool take on AS Roma during a pre-season friendly match at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, the second match of the Reds' North American tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Vs. Tranmere
    Prenton Park
    July 11, 7.30pm
  • Vs. Bradford City
    Valley Parade
    July 14, 3pm
  • Vs. Dortmund
    Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
    July 19, 8pm local / July 20, 1am BST
  • Vs. Sevilla
    Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
    July 21, 6pm local / 11pm BST
  • Vs. Sporting CP
    Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York
    July 24, 8pm local / July 25, 1am BST
  • Vs. Napoli
    Murrayfield, Edinburgh
    July 28, 5pm
  • Vs. Lyon
    July 31, 7pm local / 6pm BST
  • Vs. Man City (Community Shield)
    August 4, 3pm