This may be a preseason tournament for Liverpool and Manchester United, but there is no such thing as a friendly between these two sides. Liverpool is competing for their first piece of silverware as they are set to face Manchester United in Miami, Florida today in the final of the Guinness International Champions Cup. Brendan Rodgers recognizes lining up against that side down the road, is never to be taken lightly.
“It’s more than football. It’s life,” Rodgers explained. “It is two cities, not very far apart, but historically they have always been huge rivals. It’s arguably the biggest game in the world and for it to be here in the United States is wonderful for the supporters and the organizers. They are the two biggest clubs in Britain and two of the biggest in the world so it will be a fantastic game and we are looking forward to it.”
Liverpool and Manchester supporters are always fired up when these two sides collide. Less than two weeks separate us from the start of the EPL season. What a way to prepare us for this upcoming campaign. Which ever team wins here, will get a head start on momentum going into the season.
“Not many of these games are friendly,” said Rodgers. “You saw the Manchester City game was competitive. Top players see every game as a competition. There are never too many friendlies playing for Liverpool.”
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