Has it really only been just four days since the season ended?
At the time of writing, the Premier League wrapped up merely four days ago, and for Liverpool, Anfield bade farewell to a true legend on Sunday as Jamie Carragher made his final appearance in a Red shirt.
Over the past few days, a few other high-profile Premier League teams have already embarked on their postseason tours: Chelsea and Manchester City are currently in the United States, where the latter has made a media splash following the announcement of a 20th MLS franchise, New York City Football Club, in which City will hold a majority stake, according to The Telegraph.
Of course, Liverpool had made plans for a postseason tour of their own in South Africa, only for a late decision by the South Africa Premier Soccer League to cancel a planned May 21 friendly against Ajax Cape Town, as confirmed on the official Liverpool website.
So, instead of a tiring trip to the southern hemisphere after a grueling season—the postseason tour seems to be a recent addition to the already busy fixtures facing Premier League clubs—Liverpool will have to wait until July 20 before their first friendly action this summer.
Over the course of eight days, the Reds will be visiting Indonesia, Australia and Thailand as part of a campaign to reach out to the fans in the region, with the first two fixtures Liverpool’s first ever visits to those countries.
Read on for a detailed guide and introduction to Liverpool’s 2013 summer tour.