Previous
Melbourne City FC
Adelaide United
5
0
FT
Game Details
Southampton
Tottenham Hotspur
4:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Real Madrid
Deportivo La Coruña
3:15 PM UTC
Game Details
Real Betis
Barcelona
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Bayern Munich
Werder Bremen
2:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Lyon
Paris Saint-Germain
8:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Internazionale
AS Roma
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Atalanta
Napoli
0
1
FT
Game Details
Cagliari
AC Milan
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Fraserburgh
Rangers
Postp
Postponed - Frozen Pitch
Game Details
Heart of Midlothian
Hibernian
0
0
LIVE 10'
Game Details
Next

U2 pay to replace pitch ahead of Hertha Berlin vs. Liverpool friendly

Liverpool will play on a pitch mostly paid for by U2 when they take on Hertha Berlin at the Olympiastadion next weekend.

U2 agreed to pay €90,000 of the total cost, reported by Bild to be €130,000, of replacing the playing surface at the stadium following their concert last week, and a spokesman has told ESPN FC the pitch will be ready for the game that will celebrate both clubs' 125th anniversary.

Christoph Meyer, a spokesperson for the Olympiastadion, said: "Nothing will slip out of position. The grass rolls weigh over a ton, and there will be no edges whatsoever. That's common practice."

On only his third return to Germany following his departure from Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp will be pleased to walk out on a new pitch on July 29.

But in 2012, Hannover midfielder Leon Andreasen tore cruciate ligaments in his right knee when his studs became caught in a surface which had been relaid after a Coldplay gig.

Liverpool have already suffered with pitch problems this summer, with torrential rain in Hong Kong forcing them to train indoors on their tour of Asia and there were doubts that Wednesday's Premier League Asia Trophy game against Crystal Palace would even take place.

Liverpool take on Leicester City in their second match in Hong Kong on Saturday before returning to Europe for the game against Hertha.

Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @uersfeld.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.