The Liverpool vs Melbourne Victory friendly will be this Wednesday, July 24, 2013 (3:00 AM Pacific) in Melbourne, Australia. Wednesday’s match will be held at a sold-out MCG stadium, where Liverpool will make their historic debut in Australia. Last Saturday, Manchester United played in front of over 80,000 fans when they defeated the A-League All Stars. The team commanded by Brendan Rodgers will play in a similar atmosphere against an Australian giant, Melbourne Victory.
Liverpool’s friendly in Australia will allow the team to get closer to fans far away from England. Premier League teams tend to do preseasons in other continents like North America or Asia; this year Australia has been a great host. Apart from the great spectacle Liverpool will bring, this match will allow the ‘Reds’ to begin forming their first-team squad. Among the stars coach Rodgers will use, is Luis Suarez who has not played in the team’s first friendlies. The Uruguayan striker has been rumored to be transferred, although Liverpool has mentioned it will only sell the player at the right (millionaire) prize.
For Melbourne Victory, the game against Liverpool will be one of the most significant in their short history. The club which was founded in 2004, has been a top A-League competitor since their formation, and just last season they finished the league in 3rd place. Wednesday’s match will be the first time they face a top class opponent on the 90,000 seat stadium; therefore they will not be a simple rival to overrun.
Liverpool vs Melbourne Victory Prediction
The Liverpool vs Melbourne Victory match will be in an outstanding atmosphere. Liverpool will use a lineup mixed with starters and substitutes, however, they are the superior team nonetheless. Melbourne Victory is there for the spectacle, although they will be difficult to defeat as they are the home team, and are more pressured to secure a positive result. The Liverpool vs Melbourne Victory match will end in a 3-2 win for the ‘Reds’.
Liverpool vs Melbourne Victory Television
The Liverpool vs Melbourne Victory match will be televised DELAYED in the United States this Wednesday, July 24, 2013 on beIN Sport at 12:00 PM Pacific. It will be showed LIVE in Australia (ABC Grandstand Sport), and England (ESPN UK).