Football: Liverpool announce Thailand visit

Liverpool announced on Tuesday that they will play a friendly game in Thailand as part of their pre-season tour ahead of the 2013-14 campaign.

The five-time European champions will face as yet unnamed opposition in Bangkok's Rajamangala National Stadium on July 28.

"We first went to Thailand in 2001 and this will be our fourth visit to the country, which we feel demonstrates our commitment to our fans in Thailand," said Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre.

According to a news release on their website, Liverpool believe they have more than 14 million followers in Thailand. They last visited the country in 2009.

Liverpool also confirmed that they will also travel to Australia to play a friendly against A-League side Melbourne Victory, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, on July 24.

"This will be the first time that the Club has visited Australia to play a match and we are delighted to be playing against Melbourne Victory, one of the most successful clubs in the A-League," said Ayre.

"We know we have a large fan base in Australia and New Zealand and this visit shows our commitment to bringing the Club closer to our fans all over the globe, no matter how far away from Anfield they may live."