Victory coach feels the friendly against the Premier League will gauge how far his side have progressed.
Melbourne Victory coach Ange Postecoglou is demanding his players go all-out attack against Liverpool on Wednesday.
The A-League side host the Reds at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with captain Steven Gerrard and want-away striker Luis Suarez amongst a clutch of star names set to be fielded by Brendan Rodgers in the pre-season friendly.
It has led Postecoglou to warn the Victory squad not to abandon the playing philosophy on account of the opposition as it would defeat the object of testing themselves against a high-calibre team.
“We have got to go out there to play football as that is what we work on,” he told Sportal. “If we change tomorrow night the players wouldn’t believe what I have been telling them for the past 18 months.
“We can go out there tomorrow and play defensively and fight for our lives, but that doesn’t become meaningful.
“I would rather go out there and give it everything we have got and we might create one or two magic moments for ourselves and a couple of individuals out there.
“If we can play our style of football against a world class opponent, even if it is in moments I reckon that is a good sign for us and where we are heading.”
Victory will be without four key players for the match with Archie Thompson, Mark Milligan and Mitch Nichols on East Asian Cup duty with Australia, while Adama Traore is injured.