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Saturday, July 28, 2012
Before Fenway Park, Liverpool took Harvard

By Patrick Dorsey




Before Liverpool took on Roma at Fenway Park on Wednesday, the storied English soccer club visited Harvard University for a packed day of training and sightseeing.

There was a campus visit, which included new manager Brendan Rogers and defender Daniel Agger.



Photo courtesy of Harvard's Facebook page.



The main players also trained on the Crimson's soccer field ...

Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard, Liverpool's captain, has been with the John Henry-owned club since 1998.

... after which -- as shown in the above video -- the Liverpool coaches faced off in a game against the Harvard coaches (they drew 2-all).

Ian Rush
Former star striker Ian Rush, right, brought his 346 Liverpool goals to Harvard's field.

Liverpool coaches also conducted a clinic with local kids.


Liverpool community coach Eddie Sullivan, left, and Rishi Jain


Liverpool community coach David McParland


Liverpool community coach Rishi Jain


Photos courtesy of Harvard Public Affairs & Communications.



Then, of course, came that game on the Boston Red Sox's home field.

Francesco Totti
Roma, featuring American Michael Bradley, won the match 2-1 in front of more than 37,000.