Report: Big House to host Liverpool-Manchester United

The Detroit News

Premier League rivals Liverpool and Manchester United will meet July 28 at the University of Michigan Stadium as part of the annual preseason International Champions Cup tournament, according to a Liverpool Echo report.

Manchester United played at Michigan Stadium in August 2014, which drew a world record 109,000 spectators to watch a soccer match.

A Michigan official did not have a comment on the report.

The match would mark Man United's return to The Big House. An ICC encounter between the Man United and Spanish giants Real Madrid on Aug. 2, 2014 drew a world record crowd of 109,000 to witness a soccer match at Michigan Stadium. United won 3-1.

Michigan Stadium also hosted an ICC clash between Chelsea and Real Madrid on July 30, 2016, which drew 105,000 spectators. Real Madrid won 3-2.

Liverpool is in the process of finalizing its U.S. three-city tour, which would include a potential July 25 encounter against Premier League leaders Manchester City in New Jersey. The Merseyside club's trip would open July 22 in Nashville, Tenn., possibly against Italian Serie A side AS Roma, which played French League powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain at Comerica Park as part of the ICC last summer.

The PSG-Roma tie, which ended in a penalty shootout in the French side's favor, attracted more than 36,000 spectators at the baseball stadium July 19.