Liverpool FC’s Melwood Training Ground yesterday played host to an exclusive training session led by Reds legends Kenny Dalglish and Roy Evans.
In preparation for the ‘Celebration of the 96’ charity match on Monday 21st April, in aid of the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG) and Liverpool FC Foundation, a number of the legends who will be playing in the 90-minute game took to the famed turf at the training complex.
Former left-back Alan Kennedy was joined by Irish legend Ronnie Whelan, as well as former midfielders Jason McAteer and Jan Molby.
Taking part in a number of training drills and skills sessions led by Kenny and Roy, the legends are working hard to be in peak form for the charity match taking place at Anfield on Easter Monday.
The full legend line-up confirmed to take part in the ‘Celebration of the 96’ game so far, playing for either the UK & Ireland team or the Rest of the World team, is:
UK & Ireland
Kenny Dalglish (Manager)
Roy Evans (Assistant Manager)
Rest of the World Team
Gerard Houllier (Manager)
Phil Thompson (Assistant Manager)
Patrice Bergues (Coach)
Sammy Lee (Coach)
Joe Corrigan (Coach)
Bjorn Tore Kvarme
Stig Inge Bjornebye
The ‘Celebration of the 96’ event has been planned by HFSG, with support from Liverpool FC. As well as the 90-minute match between local and international legends, the event will also see a community football session on the pitch with first-team, Academy and Ladies players all involved.
Tickets for the event are priced at £15 for an adult and £5 for kids. All proceeds will be split between the HFSG and LFC’s charity, the Liverpool FC Foundation, which will be put back into the local community through the Foundation’s programmes.
To buy tickets, fans can head to www.liverpoolfc.com/celebrate96.