Luis Suarez, Xabi Alonso and stars set for Anfield return in charity match

5 March 2015

The likes of Luis Suarez, Dirk Kurt and Xabi Alonso are set to return to Anfield for an All-Star charity match on 29th March.


NORWICH, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 20, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez celebrate their side's 3-2 victory over Norwich City during the Premiership match at Carrow Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Liverpool FC Foundation is organising the match with proceeds raised going towards their community programmes as well as local charities Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Claire House, Positive Futures, Centre 56 and Cash for Kids.

The match is being hailed as a farewell to Steven Gerrard, who will leave Liverpool for LA Galaxy at the end of the season.

Gerrard will take charge of one of the sides, whilst former vice-captain Jamie Carragher returns to manage the opposition.

A statement from the club on Thursday reads:

Player recruitment is well underway, and players confirmed include Luis Suarez, Fernando Torres, Pepe Reina, Dirk Kuyt, Xabi Alonso, Thierry Henry, John Terry and Didier Drogba, to name a few.

Current Reds first-team players who are not on international duty will also play some part, as well as some of the Academy’s brightest stars, plus the club’s backroom staff will also be on hand to offer support.

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Tickets will be priced at £20 for adults, £5 for juniors and £15 for over 65s and will initially be available to season ticket holders and club members from 1pm on Thursday 5th March.

A general sale will follow at 8:15am on Wednesday 11th March.

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