Brendan Rodgers says the United States will host the biggest club game in world football, when Liverpool take on Manchester United on Monday, reports the Telegraph.
The two most successful clubs in England will meet in the final of the International Champions cup in Miami, having won their respective groups at the pre-season tournament in the States. 50,000 tickets for Monday’s final were sold prior to Liverpool’s clash with AC Milan – which they won 2-0 – with the Reds already confirmed as group winners, and United qualifying after beating Real Madrid 3-1.
“It’s more than football. It’s life. It is two cities, not very far apart, but historically they have always been huge rivals,” said Rodgers when asked by American reporters to explain the rivalry between the clubs.
“It’s arguably the biggest game in the world and for it to be here in the United States is wonderful for the supporters and the organisers. They are the two biggest clubs in Britain and two of the biggest in the world so it will be a fantastic game and we are looking forward to it.
“Not many of these games are friendly. You saw the Manchester City game was competitive. Top players see every game as a competition. There are never too many friendlies playing for Liverpool. The game on Monday will be equally competitive.”