Early Doors

35,000 Indonesians turn up to watch Liverpool’s under-17 team play

Early Doors

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There were incredible scenes in Indonesia on Wednesday as 35,000 people turned out to watch Liverpool's under-17 team play.

Despite having no first-teamers, let alone household names, Liverpool fans in the country turned up in droves to watch the side beat Frenz United 3-2 at the Sultan Agung Stadium in Bantul.

The match was part of a mini-tour for the U17 team, who also played a match in Malaysia last weekend.

As the This Is Anfield website pointed out, many of the Liverpool youngsters took to Twitter to describe how amazed they were at the reception.

The team's captain Liam Griffin said "Thank you to all the supporters who were at the game tonight, every one of you was fantastic!"

Corey Whelan went further saying: "Best 10 days of my life! Thanks to all the support from the fans tonight! Was an absolutely fantastic atmosphere"

While Lewis Travis and Josh Dobie both described it as the best experience of their lives too.

Liverpool's senior team were greeted as heroes in the summer when they played in Indonesia, Melbourne and Thailand but to see such numbers for their under-17 side just shows the global appeal of the Premier League.

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