Liverpool FC: Reds Legends to play first game at Anfield

Liverpool FC Foundation Legends Charity Match 2017 - Foto: Liverpool FC
Liverpool FC Foundation Legends Charity Match 2017 – Foto: Liverpool FC

Liverpool FC Foundation, the Club’s official charity, has announced the first ever official Legends game to be held at Anfield.

This spring, Liverpool FC Legends will play Real Madrid Legends in a return charity match on Saturday 25th March, 2017.

The game will see the Reds take on the Spanish side in the ultimate rematch of the Corazón Classic match which took place in June 2015 at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. Real Madrid Legends came from 2-0 down to beat Liverpool FC Legends 4-2 in a thrilling win in front of a 70,000 strong crowd.

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Liverpool FC Ambassador, Robbie Fowler, will captain the Reds side with the hope of claiming victory in front of the Kop. LFC’s top goal scorer, Ian Rush, will also act as player manager for the team.

Some of the star former players confirmed to play in the Legends team include; Ian Rush, Gary McAllister, Luis Garcia, Jamie Carragher, Patrik Berger, Salif Diao, Jerzy Dudek, Stephane Henchoz, Jason McAteer, Vladimir Smicer, David Thompson, Bjorn Tore Kvarme, Sander Westerveld, Didi Hamann, John Aldridge, John Arne Riise , Phil Babb, Daniel Agger and Michael Owen.

Real Madrid’s team will also feature a top line up of footballing stars including, Roberto Carlos da Silva, Emilio Butragueño, Luis Figo and Steven McManaman.

All proceeds from the match will go to the LFC Foundation – the Club’s official charity. The aim of the LFC Foundation is to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people. Funds raised will support the charity’s programmes and partnerships, which aim to improve the health and life chances of children and young people in Merseyside and beyond.

Robbie Fowler, captain of the Official Liverpool FC Legends team said: “We’re really looking forward to playing Real Madrid next spring. We hope to put on a really good show for our fans in the first legends game held at Anfield, whilst raising funds for the Liverpool FC Foundation.”

Andrea Cooper, Head of the Liverpool FC Foundation said: “We are delighted to host our friends from Real Madrid in the return leg of the charity game held last summer. With our fans’ help we can make a really positive difference to thousands of children and young people who need it most.”

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