Thai fans welcome Liverpool’s arrival ahead of United’s friendly

BANGKOK: Hundreds of Thai fans cheered Liverpool FC when the team’s delegation arrived in the country on Sunday, a day after the arrival of Manchester United. in view of the upcoming friendly between the two rivals. And an enthusiastic fan got the number of players signed on his shirt. Showing his shirt, Chukrit Wacharsaksilp, 53, said: “This is Firmino who signed, this is from Luis Diaz, this is from Thiago Alcantara and this is from Diogo Jota. I am so excited because I have received all these autographs.” . “I will frame this shirt and hang it on the house wall forever,” he added. The two English teams will play a friendly match on Tuesday. “We respect United a lot, but when we play against them we want to win,” said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. in a press conference. “We consider it a test It’s important because it’s against United and we don’t play friendly games, “added the German manager. Tickets for the match sold for up to 25,000 Thai baht ($ 700) and sponsors are still handing out tickets this weekend. Another fan, Tamanon Sanjangrid, 19, said seeing the players up close was the best thing. “I saw Virgil van Dijk, (Alex) Oxlade-Chamberlain and Adrian up close because he was in the truck in front of me. . (this) is better than spending money on tickets because I can be close to them. “This is the first match between two foreign teams. in Thailand since the outbreak of the epidemic and represents part of the preparations of the two club before the start of the English Premier League next month. Liverpool will travel to Singapore after the match, while United will travel to Melbourne, in Australia. (Reuters)