USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Carlisle reports that U.K. Premier League club Liverpool is set to surpass the attendance record set by the U.L.S., England, Germany and Spain in 2016, with a total of 889,851 fans at its season opener on Saturday against Sunderland.
The Reds will have their biggest crowd since the club became the United States’ second MLS franchise in 2009, with 6,054 fans at a 2-1 win over Manchester City on Aug. 6.
“We are very proud of what we have achieved this season, and we are thrilled to reach the new high of 883,000 fans,” Liverpool FC chairman Tom Werner said in a statement.
“The fans have been great, and the club is a proud new home for a very special club.
Liverpool FC’s fans have had a fantastic season.”
The Reds are set to have a record number of sold tickets for the season opener, as they already have the most sold season ticket allotments in MLS, surpassing the previous record of 865,000 for a friendly against Houston Dynamo in July.
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