Focus on Asia

Liverpool hoping for Asian tonic

May 6, 2011
By John Duerden
(Archive)
'Liverpool, don't come!' read the main sports headline in April on a mega-portal site in one of the countries lined up for the English team's summer Asian tour - not the kind of reaction you want when you are trying to expand your brand in the world's biggest continent.

But then knocking Manchester United off their perch as the No. 1 English team in Asia was never going to be easy. Even in the South-east, a region reared on Anfield domination of the 70s and 80s, Liverpool have fallen ...

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