| SINGAPORE (28 April 2009) – Singapore national coach Radojko Avramovic has welcomed the news of Liverpool’s visit to the island republic as a good opportunity for his players.
Liverpool will be heading to the Far East some three weeks prior to the start of the new English Premier League season where they have been scheduled to play against Thailand in Bangkok on 22 July before heading to the Singapore National Stadium on 26 July.
“It is a great honour to play against one of the best clubs in the world,” said Avramovic (pix).
“It presents a grand opportunity for the local lads to be playing against Liverpool. It is really something special.”
For the moment though, Avramovic has yet to decide on which team will take on the visiting side from England although he did point out that it will be the best side that Singapore can offer.
“The chance of being selected for the game is still open. I will only select the best players and those who want to give their best,” he added.
The last time Liverpool made the trip to these parts was back in 2001 with a team which featured Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler and where they overcame a Singapore Selection side 2-0.
Apart from just an exhibition match per se, the game against Liverpool could also be used by Singapore as part of their preparation when they take on Thailand in their next match of the Asian Cup 2011 qualifiers in November.