Liverpool FC wind up the United States leg of their preseason schedule with an international friendly match against Italian power AS Roma, a game that will stream live from the American heartland of St. Louis, Missouri, and which Liverpool hope will get them ready for a Premier League campaign that would see them crack the coveted top four for the first time since 2014 — but only the second since 2008.
AS Roma, on the other hand, placed third on the Italian Serie A table in the 2015-2016 and will be returning to UEFA Champions League play for the third straight season.
Roma have arrived in St.Louis! Later on today Spalletti will hold a press conference. Tomorrow the match v Liverpool pic.twitter.com/hwYMi8yB5q
— Calcio AS Roma (@CalcioASRoma) July 31, 2016
Liverpool under new Manager Jurgen Klopp placed eighth in the Premier League last season and will not taking part in European football at all in the upcoming season — fate that is particularly excruciating because Klopp led Liverpool all the way to the final of the UEFA Europa League, a grueling touranment, only to lose to Sevilla by a 3-1 score.
A victory in the Europa League final would have carried with it an automatic Champions League berth.
And adding insult to injury, Liverpool fans caused crowd trouble, setting of fireworks in the stands at St Jakob-Park in Basel, Switzerland, leading to a fine of £13,390 — about $17,750 — against their club.
The game will be the second preseason friendly match for Liverpool against AS Roma in the past three years — both of them played in American baseball parks.
— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) August 1, 2016
In 2014 the two European giants met in Boston, Massachusetts, at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. This time, the clubs will face off at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, home ground of the St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball team.
Liverpool come into the friendly match off a stirring 2-0 win over elite Spanish side AC Milan in Santa Clara, California. Watch highlights of that game, part of the perseason International Champions Cup event, in the video below.
To watch a live stream of the Liverpool vs. AS Roma international friendly match — played outside of the International Champions Cup aegis — click on the video below, or see the streaming links at the bottom of this article.
Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, 5:30 p.m. Pacific, on Monday, August 1. Fans in the United Kingdom will have to stay up late to catch a live stream of the game, which gets underway at 1:30 a.m. British Summer Time on Tuesday, August 2.
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To watch the Liverpool Vs. AS Roma international friendly match stream live from Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball team in St. Louis, Missouri, on Monday, use the stream provided by WatchESPN at this link or download the WatchESPN app to watch the clash between two of Europe’s most storied clubs on mobile devices.
Fans without an ESPN cable subscription with access to WatchESPN can view the match live via the Sling TV internet TV streaming package at this link. The package, which carries a variety of channels, including ESPN, which carries the Liverpool Vs. AS Roma international friendly match, costs $20 per month. But Sling TV offers a seven-day free trial, so subscribers can choose whether or not to keep the streaming service after watching the Liverpool Vs. AS Roma international friendly match stream live online.
A Spanish-language live stream of the Liverpool Vs. AS Roma international friendly showdown from Busch Stadium is also available via WatchESPN at this link. Fans in the United Kingdom can catch a live stream at the Liverpool Football Club TV site available at this link.
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