Liverpool FC could be headed to Australia

January 26, 2013

English Premier League giants Liverpool could be following Manchester United to Australia in July.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) have been in talks with Liverpool officials for several weeks about bringing the Reds to Australia, The Daily Telegraph reported on Saturday.

Liverpool representatives are in Australia this weekend and attended Saturday night's Sydney FC-Melbourne Victory game at AAMI park.

An A-League all-stars team will meet Manchester United at ANZ Stadium on Saturday, July 20 with the with the Liverpool game, should it happen, to be played the following week, the report said.

Tickets for the Red Devils game sold out within two days and FFA officials are expecting the same response from Australian football fans to see Liverpool, a club boasting the likes of Steven Gerrard and Uruguayan superstar Luis Suarez.

Liverpool also have a strong Australian connection through Newcastle's Craig Johnston and more recently Socceroo Harry Kewell and current back-up goalkeeper Brad Jones.

Commercial free-to-air television networks are said to have all expressed interest in broadcasting the game.