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Liverpool FC and SSC Napoli to square off in Edinburgh

The two teams prepare for the new season in Scotland's capital this summer.

Liverpool FC and SSC Napoli will face each other in a pre-season friendly next month at BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh.

Scotland’s largest stadium will host Liverpool Football Club for the first time when the two clubs meet on Sunday 28 July.

The news follows LFC’s dramatic Champions League final win last weekend, where they beat fellow English club Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in Madrid.

Liverpool FC have longstanding connections to Scotland. Current Scotland captain Andrew Robertson plays for the side, whilst legendary Scotland internationals Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen and Graeme Souness all captained the Merseyside club.

Legendary Scottish manager Bill Shankly is widely considered by LFC fans to be the most iconic figure in the club’s history.

“Scotland is inextricably linked to our heritage as a club and is somewhere we’ve wanted to play for a while,” comments Billy Hogan, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Office from Liverpool FC. “Playing in front of our Scottish fans in a world class venue like BT Murrayfield will be an incredible occasion and we’re really excited to sample the atmosphere we’ve heard so much about.”

The fixture against SSC Napoli will be the sixth of eight matches the Jurgen Klopp managed side will use in their preparation for the season and follows a three match tour of the US.

Liverpool FC’s opponents SSC Napoli finished second in Serie A last season. The famous Naples club, which Argentina legend Diego Maradona played 188 matches for, reached the knock-out stages of the UEFA Europa League last season, losing to English side Arsenal in the quarter-finals.

BT Murrayfield is the home of Scottish Rugby and has played host to eight football matches over the past fifteen years. In October 2018, the stadium hosted the Betfred Cup semi-final between Celtic and Hearts. With an attendance of 61,626, the tie boasted the largest crowd to attend a Scottish football match for two decades.

Liverpool FC v SSC Napoli takes place at BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh on Sunday 28 July 2019.

Tickets for the match will be available from 10:00 Wednesday 12 June 2019 through Ticketmaster.co.uk 

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