The Reds will play an Indonesian XI on Saturday 20th July in the capital Jakarta as part of the club's 2013 pre-season tour. Tickets to watch the game are available to buy from Saturday 11th May via www.myticket.co.id
Although this will be the first time the club has staged a first team match in Indonesia, LFC enjoys the support of millions of passionate football fans in the country and this visit forms just one element of a dedicated programme of activity - on and off the pitch - that aims to bring the club closer to Indonesian supporters.
Staff from the Liverpool FC Foundation will carry out work in the community during the visit whilst an official Indonesian Liverpool FC website and Facebook page will be unveiled prior to the match to complement the official LFC Indonesian Twitter account - @OfficialLFC_ID - launched in November 2012. Liverpool FC now has more fans from Indonesia on social media than from any other country in the world.
"We last went to Asia in 2011 but this will be the Club's very first visit to Indonesia and it's fantastic that it ties into Standard Chartered's 150th anniversary there," commented Ian Ayre, Liverpool FC managing director. "This is an important visit for Liverpool FC as it is part of a wider fan-engagement programme that we are currently working on."
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers added: "We know we have millions of Indonesian fans that follow us every season so it's very exciting that we'll be able to play a match on their home soil and show the supporters just how much they are valued by myself and the players."
The 2013 Liverpool FC pre-season tour will be presented by Standard Chartered, the club's main sponsor.
Tom Aaker, chief executive officer, Standard Chartered Indonesia, said: "We're delighted that we will be able to host the club in Indonesia in a few months. It is particularly fitting since 2013 marks 150 years since Standard Chartered opened its doors in Indonesia. We will be celebrating this anniversary all year and Liverpool FC's visit in the summer will be a particular highlight."