Football fans in Singapore will get to enjoy a battle between Premier League giants Liverpool and Crystal Palace for the inaugural Standard Chartered Singapore Trophy 2022 on 15 July.
Both teams will go head-to-head for victory in a winner-takes-all match at the National Stadium. Standard Chartered is the event’s Title Sponsor and CARRO, Southeast Asia’s largest online auto marketplace, was also announced as the Official Sponsor of the event.
In addition to the match, Liverpool FC will also stage an Open Training Session at the National Stadium on Thursday 14 July.
The Reds last visited Singapore for an open training session in 2011 and the club from Merseyside is flying high this season.
The club has won 19 League titles and currently sits in second place in the PL with 79 points, one point behind leader Manchester City FC.
In the UEFA Champions League, the club has also progressed to the semi-finals and will face Villareal in the semi-finals on April 28. Liverpool FC has also booked a spot in the FA Cup finals where they will meet Chelsea FC at Wembley for the title clash on May 14.
Patrick Vieira led Crystal Palace FC to the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since 2016 this season. While the Eagles have played in Asia before, the Standard Chartered Singapore Trophy 2022 will mark their first time in Singapore.
Crystal Palace FC last faced Liverpool FC in Asia five years ago, where they were defeated 2-0 in Hong Kong during a pre-season match in 2017.
“Pre-season is a vital time of year for our players, it’s hugely important preparation for the season ahead and it’s also a perfect opportunity to meet with our fans around the world,” said Ben Latty, commercial director, Liverpool FC.
“We can’t wait to get back to Singapore once again, we’ve received a tremendous welcome there in the past, and are excited to be taking part in the Standard Chartered Singapore Trophy 2022.”
“We eagerly await the sound of our fans filling the National Stadium in Singapore as we take on Crystal Palace FC in July, it’s going to be a great finish to our 2022/23 pre-season.”
“The entire club and team led by Patrick Vieira are thrilled to begin our pre-season tour at the incredible Singapore National Stadium against such high calibre opponents as Liverpool FC,” said Steve Parish, Chairman, Crystal Palace FC.
“We know Singapore is full of passionate fans who follow the Premier League from afar and we hope to attract many more supporters to Crystal Palace by the end of our trip. We look forward to seeing you all in July alongside our committed and passionate travelling supporters, for what will be an important start to our pre-season programme.”
“Covid has affected a lot of people around the world in all different societies and different jobs and different industries. We know how difficult it’s been for everybody around the world. Now the doors are open, things are easing off and it’s fantastic to get the opportunity because we’ve missed two years,” said Jason McAteer, Liverpool FC Legend.
Tickets for the Standard Chartered Singapore Trophy 2022 start from $149. Tickets priced at $39 will also be made available for the open training session. All tickets will be available on www.ticketek.com.sg on 17 May 2022.
Fans who are keen to get their hands on the tickets can register their interest on the waitlist on https://bit.ly/SCST2022 from today.