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Shane Long scores fastest ever Premier League goal

Liverpool will play three friendlies in the United States as part of their preseason preparations for the 2018-19 campaign, the club announced on Tuesday.

The Premier League leaders will stage matches from July 19-24 in three of the United States' most iconic stadiums.

The tour of the U.S. will begin on July 19, when the Reds will take on Borussia Dortmund at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. They will then face Sevilla at Boston's Fenway Park on July 21 before wrapping up against Portuguese side Sporting at Yankee Stadium in New York three days later.

"Preseason tour is an important time of the year for our first team to prepare for the upcoming season, while also providing the opportunity to bring the first team to our fans around the world," said Liverpool chief commercial officer Billy Hogan.

"We're heading to three incredible locations this year. Each of the stadiums has their own deep-rooted heritage similar to our own and we'll face three great opposition teams in Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Sporting CP.

"This trip to the USA will be very special and we're really looking forward to having as many of our supporters with us along the way."

Liverpool's U.S. schedule:

July 19: LFC vs. Borussia Dortmund, Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Indiana

July 21: LFC vs. Sevilla, Fenway Park, Boston

July 24: LFC vs. Sporting, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York

Southampton forward Shane Long broke a Premier League record for the quickest-ever goal when he scored on 7.69 seconds against Watford on Wednesday.

The previous fastest goal was scored in 9.82 seconds by Ledley King for Tottenham against Bradford in 2000.

Long beat Ben Foster after intercepting an attempted clearance by Watford's Craig Cathcart just after kickoff.

The rest of the top five for fastest Premier League goals includes Alan Shearer's strike for Newcastle against Manchester City in 2002-03 on 10.52 seconds in third, Spurs' Christian Eriksen against Manchester United in 2017-18 on 10.54 seconds in fourth and in fifth place, Mark Viduka for Leeds against Charlton in 200-01 on 11.90 seconds.