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Rodgers not surprised by Liverpool popularity in Asia and Australia

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says the clubs popularity away from the UK does not at all surprise him.

The Merseyside outfit will take on the Melbourne Victory on Wednesday night Australian time in front of more than 95,000 fans at the MCG as part of their pre-season tour to Asia and Australia.

Last week, Liverpool beat an Indonesian XI 2-0 in Kuala Lumpur and Rodgers has been thrilled with the support the team has received on its travels which next takes them to Bangkok.

"Liverpool is one of the biggest clubs in the world. We are certainly the greatest football family in the world," he said.

"There's no surprise when we were in Indonesia with the crowd we attracted for that game - it was over 80,000 - which was phenomenal. Certainly the game here in Melbourne, we are looking forward to it.

"For us, our history speaks for itself. We are in a period of going back but the measure for us will always be the Champions League.

"We always attract a crowd so it doesn't surprise me that the game (in Melbourne) is a sellout."

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