Liverpool to take entire first-team to Singapore


Liverpool are taking their entire first-team squad except the injured Steven Gerrard to Singapore for a game against an S-League Select XI on July 16, a match sponsor said on Wednesday.

England internationals Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler and Emile Heskey, Czech Patrik Berger, Finland’s Sami Hyypia and new Norwegian signing John Arne Riise are among the players set to take part, MediaCorp TV said in a statement.

Gerrard will not make the trip after suffering an injury during training two days ago.

“Steven twisted his ankle and his ligaments are damaged,” Liverpool assistant manager Phil Thompson said in the statement. “He’ll be out for three to four weeks.”

MediaCorp TV also said the premier league club would bring the three trophies they won last season — the Worthington Cup, the FA Cup and the UEFA Cup — on the tour.