Liverpool will play Napoli in a pre-season friendly at the Aviva Stadium on 4 August the FAI have confirmed.

The Merseysiders took on Athletic Bilbao at Lansdowne Road last summer as part of their preparations for the new campaign and they will return to Dublin 4 this year for a match that is likely to attract another bumper crowd. 

Roberto Firmino, Ben Woodburn and Dominic Solanke goals earned the Reds a 3-1 win against Bilbao at a sun-soaked Aviva last summer.

That game came just a week before Jurgen Klopp's men began their Premier League campaign at Watford. 

Napoli are currently locked in a battle with Juventus for the Scudetto. They are four points behind the Old Lady with five games to play.