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Alyson Boyle, left, and Michele McGrath. Photo: Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE

Alyson Boyle, left, and Michele McGrath. Photo: Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE

Alyson Boyle, left, and Michele McGrath. Photo: Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE

LIVERPOOL have announced a post-season fixture against SSE Airtricity League Premier Shamrock Rovers at the Aviva Stadium in May. The game will be played at the Lansdowne Road venue on Wednesday, May 14.

Liverpool have pledged to send a first-team squad but no players set to feature in this summer's World Cup will be involved. That means star names such as Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling and Lucas Leiva are unlikely to be involved. Rovers will be allocated the South Stand area of the Aviva Stadium with a ticket allocation of 7,000.

Speaking about the announcement of the game, Hoops chairman, Jonathan Roche said: "We are delighted. It will be a great game for our players to be involved in, and also a good day out for our fans and Irish supporters of Liverpool."

They last faced Rovers, from whom they signed full-back Jim Beglin in 1983, 32 years ago.

"We are looking forward to coming back to Dublin again this year," said Billy Hogan, Liverpool's chief commercial officer. "The club enjoys incredible support in Ireland and we thank the FAI for their support in staging the game."


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