The city police have dispatched thousands of its personnel to provide security for a friendly match between English Premier
League club Liverpool and the Indonesia XI team, scheduled to take place at the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) stadium in Senayan, Central Jakarta, at 8:30 p.m. local time on Saturday.
“The number of personnel deployed is 2,537,” said police spokesman Sr.Comr.Rikwanto on Saturday as quoted by tempo.co.
Rikwanto said the dispatched personnel were not only from the city police.
“A joint force comprising personnel from the city police, the police precincts, and sub-precinct police offices will secure the match,” he said.
The Reds’ visit to Jakarta is part of its pre-season tour of Asia and Australia. It is expected that tens of thousands of spectators will pack the GBK stadium.