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Rodgers has taken a fair few youngsters across the pond and Fabio Borini also cut short a holiday to join the Reds on tour. There's no Pepe Reina who has been granted extra time off after Spain were victorious in the Euros. The lads who played for England this summer have also travelled but are expected to be rested until the Roma game.
More good news to come out of the tour is that Lucas Leiva is expected to make an early return and feature in at least one of the fixtures. Lucas suffered a cruciate ligament injury to his knee last year in November and is seemingly ready to play 2 months earlier than the original prediction.
This is a fabulous opportunity to face some interesting and also familiar opposition in the likes of Spurs and so Rodgers can really begin to show the world what he plans to do with Liverpool FC.
Taking into account of course that he may still want to add some players to his side and so his high possession mantra may be visible but not yet perfected.
Another thing that has been fantastic to see on this tour even before the matches have started is the presence of Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler. True legends there. If that doesn't encourage you to pull out your best performances, not much will.
The tour starts on Saturday 21st July and all of the matches will be shown on ESPN then repeated at a later time on LFC TV. Saturday sees the Reds face Toronto FC, then they're off to Boston to play Roma and finally down to Baltimore to face AVB's Spurs.