There is a huge game at Anfield this Saturday. Liverpool v Real Madrid. Not the first teams, of course, but the Legends sides, made up of some of the biggest names to have played for the iconic clubs. And although none of the players are in their prime now that hasn't stopped the fans snapping up tickets: Anfield will be sold out for the game (16:00 CET), with all the money going to local youth charities.
Anfield sold out for Liverpool - Real Madrid
The 54,074 tickets Liverpool put on sale are all gone, with the return of Steven Gerrard one of the main draws. The Liverpool legend is back and nobody wants to miss it. Another important reason to be there: the minute's silence for another club legend, Ronnie Moran, who passed away recently and one of last of a legendary line to be forged in the Boot Room.
Excitement in Liverpool
The charity match has been incredibly well received in Liverpool, with the fans eagerly awaiting the game, particularly after images were released last week of the English side's veterans training for the occasion. This will also be the first time the Liverpool Legends have played in their own stadium, adding another reason for the excitement.
Liverpool v Real Madrid teams and players
Ian Rush will be player-coach for the home side, and on the pitch with him will be legends like Alan Kennedy, John Aldridge, Robbie Fowler, Emilio Butragueño (who will be Real Madrid captain), Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos, Seedorf...
Meanwhile Jerzy Dudek, Fernando Morientes, Michael Owen and Steve McManaman, who all played for both clubs, will play for a half on each team.
For Real Madrid the big news is that Leo Beenhakker will be in the dugout as coach, with Rafael García Cortés as his assistant.
In effect this is the return leg of the Corazón Classic Match held at the Bernabéu in June 2015. On that occasion Real Madrid won 4-2, coming back from 0-2 down.
Liverpool v Real Madrid XIs
Possible starting line-ups:
Dudek; Riise, Babb, Carragher, Henchoz; McManaman, McCallister, Gerrard, McAteer; Owen and Fowler.
Subs: Rush, Aldridge, Alan Kennedy, Westerveld, Luis García, Agger, Hamann, Berger, Kvarme, Smicer, Salif Diao and Thompson.
Contreras; Michel Salgado, Pavón, Fernando Sanz, Roberto Carlos; Figo, Seedorf, De la Red, Amavisca; Butragueño and Savio.
Subs: Carlos Sánchez, Congo, Karembeu, Morientes and Julio Llorente
Follow the live coverage match of Premier League Week 29 between: Liverpool vs Everton.
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