By Scott Taylor
Liverpool Under-21s have yesterday confirmed that they will face Chester in a pre-season friendly. The young Reds currently use the Blues’ Swansway Stadium to play their Under-21 games this season. The game will take place on Wednesday 29 July, with a kick-off time of 7:45pm.
Due to the fact that the game is almost seven weeks away, ticket details are yet to be announced, and will be revealed in due course. Chester currently play in the National League, formerly the Conference, where they ended a strong season finishing in 12th place.
Steve Burr’s side will include Adam Rooney, the brother of Manchester United striker Wayne, and he was the top scorer in the 2014/15 season. The game will be good preparation for Michael Beale’s side who finished the Under-21 Premier League in second place last season, finishing four behinds leaders United.
It will be the third time that Chester will play a Liverpool team, and the first time in 69 years. Liverpool last played Chester in two FA Cup ties in January 1946, where the Reds 2-1 and 2-0 respectively.