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Dalglish excited for Liverpool's clash in Istanbul

Liverpool return to the city where they won the 2005 Champions League trophy and manager Kenny Dalglish is excited.

The Reds meet Turkish outfit Galatasaray in a pre-season friendly in Istanbul and although the game is not at the Ataturk Stadium where they defeated AC Milan in dramatic fashion, Dalglish says it is still a big occasion for the club.

"It's a great game for us and everyone is looking forward to it," Dalglish told the club's official website.

"It's a shame we're not playing at the Ataturk as that stadium will always have a special place in everyone's hearts.

"But everyone has great memories of Istanbul after what was achieved here back in 2005.

"That was a fantastic achievement.

"This game is only a friendly but we will try to get the maximum we can out of the game.

"We're playing at a new stadium and Galatasaray will pose a decent test for us."

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