England midfielder Danny Murphy has been overwhelmed by the support of Reds fans in Hong Kong, saying they are even more fanatical than those in Liverpool. 'Without them [the fans] we're nothing,' said the 26-year-old. 'There are no fans anywhere in the world that give us so much as in Asia. Their love and devotion to the team ... you don't even get that in Liverpool,' he said. A capacity crowd of 40,000 are expected to turn up for this afternoon's game between Hong Kong and Liverpool, compared to local league games which attract less than 1,000 spectators. Some fans queued for two days and nights outside the Hong Kong Stadium for tickets for today's match. 'The first time we came over to Asia two years ago, a lot of the players were really surprised and shocked by how fanatical the fans are, how impressive they are,' said Murphy. 'We have never seen such devoted fans like that before.' Hong Kong itself also left a good impression in Murphy's mind. 'A lot of the lads are impressed with Hong Kong, the views are fantastic, the buildings, the scenery,' he said. 'Sometimes people have the wrong picture of this part of the world, but Hong Kong is definitely a thriving city.' Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier has told his team that they either 'adapt or die' to the Asian summer heat when they play Hong Kong today. The Observatory predicts the temperature could be as high as 32 degrees Celsius, and humidity could reach 85 per cent. But having experienced such conditions in yesterday's training session, Murphy believed the team will be ready. 'Most of the players have played all over the world at different times during their career so you learn to adapt,' he said. 'Obviously its a little bit more difficult because its pre-season so we're trying to regain our fitness. 'Trying to get fit in these conditions is very difficult because its so hot and humid. But it is going to benefit us in the long run, so I think it will be good practice and also a good experience to play against a different type of opposition.'