Brisbane Roar of approval is awaiting Liverpool

Robbie Fowler can’t wait for his Liverpool to come Down Under in July.
Robbie Fowler can’t wait for his Liverpool to come Down Under in July. Pal Pillaigetty IMAGES

LIVERPOOL legend and ambassador Robbie Fowler can not wait for his team to face Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium on July 17, because he is adamant the Reds' Australian fans are some of the most passionate in the world.

Fowler has fond memories of when Liverpool took on the Melbourne Victory at the MCG in July, 2013, when over 95,000 fans belted out 'You'll Never Walk Alone' before kick-off.

"I've been a player at Liverpool for a long time. I've experienced football in a lot of countries overseas," Fowler said.

"South-East Asia is phenomenal, but what a lot of us still mention is when we were over here in 2013.

"For such an iconic club to be playing in one of the world's most iconic stadiums the MCG - we as a club still talk about the MCG game."

The man nicknamed 'God' and who is the sixth-highest goal-scorer in the history of the England Premier League still gets goosebumps thinking about that night, before the Reds won 2-0.

"The support we had that night was unreal. It was special," he said.

"You only have to go on to YouTube and search 'You'll Never Walk Alone at the MCG' - it was unbelievable."

Similar scenes are expected at Suncorp Stadium this July, in what is a massive coup for the city of Brisbane.

The Liverpool v Victory match in 2013 was estimated to bring $10 million into the Melbourne economy.

And last year's A-League All Stars match against Manchester United in Sydney brought an estimated $16.4 million into New South Wales.

The Reds will also take on Adelaide United at Adelaide Oval on July 20.

Liverpool FC commercial director Olly Dale said he was impressed with Brisbane's background of hosting big events, helping it secure this in-demand fixture.

"The stadium and the relationship that was built with the people in the city was critical to coming here," he said.

"We also like the history of how Brisbane has hosted other similar types of events.

"It was a competitive position where Brisbane and Adelaide won."

Roar captain Matt McKay said his teammates cannot wait to take on a powerhouse of world football.

"A lot of our boys are big Liverpool fans so it's going to be a great occasion," he said.

"I'll be telling them (Roar players) it's a good opportunity - it's going to be broadcast around the world.

"They can see where they're at and that's an important thing for our club."

Topics:  a-league brisbane roar football liverpool fc

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