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Liverpool confirm US matches

Liverpool will play Roma in a pre-season game at Boston's Fenway Park on July 23.

The two clubs met in 2012 at the famous baseball venue. Roma beat Liverpool 2-1 on July 25, 2012, American midfielder Michael Bradley and Alessandro Florenzi scoring for the Italians before Charlie Adam replied late on for Liverpool.

Liverpool were bought in 2010 by the parent company of the Boston Red Sox, now known as Fenway Sports Group.

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner said: "Liverpool FC and AS Roma are two of the most highly regarded clubs in all of football and we're thrilled to welcome them back to Boston and showcase some of the world's top talent playing the 'Beautiful Game' right here on the pitch at Fenway Park.

"The atmosphere at their first Fenway match was electric and with both clubs' passionate supporters, tremendous worldwide following and strong ties to the city, the rematch is sure to be memorable."

The club's commercial officer Billy Hogan added: "We are pleased to announce the latest leg of our pre-season tour, which takes us back to Boston. This fixture gives thousands of fans in and around New England the chance to see Liverpool play.

"I distinctly remember the atmosphere at the game two years ago. It was incredible. The singing from the fans made Fenway Park feel like Anfield for the night."

The game announced on Wednesday is part of Liverpool's US tour that includes matches against Olympiakos on July 27 at Chicago's Soldier Field, Manchester City at New York's Yankee Stadium on July 30, and AC Milan on August 2 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.