Published Monday, 18 June 2012
Brendan Rodgers is the new manager of Liverpool. (© PA)
The Premiership side are to play Crusaders in a glamour friendly at Ravenhill, better known as the home of Ulster Rugby, on Tuesday 14 August at 7.30pm.
It is expected Liverpool will bring over a strong side and that is why the game is to be played at Ravenhill, rather than Seaview, which can hold only 3,000.
Ravenhill's capacity is four times that number.
Crusaders Chairman Stephen Bell said: "Liverpool played a proud part in our history with the 1977 European Cup winning side of Keegan, Toshack and Clemence starting their journey with a memorable two legged victory over the Crusaders.
"Thirty five years on and after one of the most successful seasons in our history, winning the Irn-Bru League Cup and the Setanta all-Ireland Cup, we are keen to 'kick on'.
"Given the limited capacity at Seaview we are delighted to work with Ulster Rugby to jointly promote this game in what we intend to make an entertaining family friendly night out."
Fiona Hampton, Senior Manager at Ulster Rugby, said: "We are delighted that Ravenhill is able to host some of Europe's best sporting entertainment. The Liverpool friendly will kick start the season for the team at Ravenhill and will be followed closely by two pre-season friendlies for Ulster Rugby."
Details on tickets will be available from the Crusaders FC and Ulster Rugby websites from 1 July.
Rodgers will announce his squad for the game at the end of next month.