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Liverpool to play in Australia - report

January 26, 2013
By ESPN staff

English Premier League giants Liverpool could be headed to Australia in July, with reports suggesting Football Federation Australia (FFA) have begun initial talks to play an exhibition match in either Sydney or Melbourne.

Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard
PA PhotosSteven Gerrard and Luis Suarez could be headed to Australia

Sydney newspaper The Daily Telegraph understands national football Chief Executive David Gallop has been in consultation with Liverpool officials for several weeks and is close to securing the lucrative fixture.

Manchester United will travel down under to face an A-League all stars team on July 20 and it is believed the Liverpool match - possibly against the all stars team - would be played on the weekend before or after the United match.

Liverpool scouts were present at Saturday's match between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC, sparking rumours that the Reds would pursue their interest in Victory's New Zealand international Marco Rojas.

But the Telegraph suggests the club's representatives could be assessing Melbourne's bid to host the friendly match.

Further confirmation is expected from Australia's governing body in the next week.