Former Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is heading back to Australia, headlining a star-studded Reds legends side to play a Socceroos legends outfit in Sydney in January next year.
Gerrard will lead a Reds all-stars squad featuring the likes of Jamie Carragher, Ian Rush, Dietmar Hamann and John Arne Riise for the clash at ANZ Stadium on January 7.
The ex-England international, who made more than 500 appearances for the Reds in a glittering EPL career, is making a return Down Under after he was part of the Liverpool side which beat Melbourne Victory 2-0 at the MCG in 2013.
“It will be great to play with the official Liverpool FC Legends,” Gerrard, now an MLS star with LA Galaxy, said.
“The squad looks like it’s a great set of lads, it’ll be good to get on the pitch with them.
“Our fans are the best and to play in front of them again will be emotional, I’m sure.”
Former manager Gerrard Houllier will coach the Reds outfit against a Socceroos side featuring the likes of Mark Bosnich, Jason Culina, Robbie Slater and Ned Zelic.
“This match will feature a star-studded line-up of football legends, and I am pleased the NSW Government has secured this event exclusively for Sydney, through our tourism and major events agency Destination NSW,” NSW minister for sport Stuart Ayres said.
Tickets for the match go on sale this Friday, November 27, from 11 am.
Liverpool Legends: Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Ian Rush, Dietmar Hamann, John Arne Riise (More will be announced in the coming weeks).
Manager: Gerard Houllier.
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