Football: Liverpool to play friendly in Malaysia in July as part of 2015 pre-season tour

English Premier League side Liverpool will return to the South-east Asia region in July as part of its 2015 pre-season tour.

News of the trip was posted on the Merseyside club's official website on Wednesday, as well as on its official Twitter account (@LFC). The Reds' first team is scheduled to play a friendly match in Kuala Lumpur against a Malaysian Selection on July 24 at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium.

The squad will be accompanied by a coaching staff from the club's official charity, the Liverpool FC Foundation, and will be involved in community work as well as events with official supporters' clubs.

Said Ian Ayre, Liverpool's chief executive officer: "We visited Kuala Lumpur as part of our 2011 pre-season tour and the support we received was incredible.

"Not only from the 80,000 fans that turned out to watch us play at Bukit Jalil, but all our fans in Malaysia throughout our visit. Pre-season is an important time for the team as they prepare for the upcoming season and the match against the Malaysian XI is an exciting part of that preparation.

"The tour gives our supporters a chance to see the team up close, no matter how far away from Anfield they might live."

Liverpool last played a friendly in Malaysia in 2011, but visited Singapore after that for a special training session before flying home. The team last played in Singapore in 2009 at the National Stadium in front of 45,000 fans as part of its pre-season training tour.