Liverpool FC v SSC Napoli
BT Murrayfield will host Champions League winners Liverpool FC for the first time in a pre-season game against Serie A stars Napoli next month.
Scotland’s largest stadium will once again open its turnstiles to football on Sunday 28 July in what promises to be a mouth-watering match, featuring two of Europe’s biggest teams.
Liverpool FC, became champions of Europe after a 2-0 against Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid last Saturday, have long ties with Scotland. Current Scotland captain Andrew Robertson currently plays for the Reds whilst Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen and Graeme Souness all captained the Merseyside club, with Dalglish and Souness also leading the team as managers after their playing careers ended.
Scottish manager Bill Shankly is widely cited as the most iconic figure in the history of the club for his trophy winning career in England and Europe and the long-lasting culture he built at Anfield.
The fixture against SSC Napoli in Edinburgh will be the sixth of eight matches Jurgen Klopp’s side will use to build up for the 2019/20 season. The club revealed last month they will be playing three matches in the USA in July and also announced further pre-season matches today.
The pre-season preparations follow a successful season where the club won the Champions League and finished narrow runners-up in the Premier League.
European opponents SSC Napoli finished second in Serie A last season, the top flight of Italian football. The Naples based club, which Diego Maradona historically made 188 appearances for, reached the knock out stages of European competition last season, losing out to Arsenal in the quarter-finals.
Tickets for Liverpool FC vs SSC Napoli are on sale now via ticketmaster.co.uk.