Real Madrid vs. Liverpool: Get the lowdown on Sunday’s legends clash

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Madrid welcomes Merseyside to the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday night, with a Real Madrid legends side facing up to their Liverpool counterparts for charity.

MADRID, SPAIN - Wednesday, February 25, 2009: Liverpool's Jamie Carragher and Xabi Alonso tackle Real Madrid's Raul Gonzalez during the UEFA Champions League First Knock-Out Round at the Santiago Bernabeu. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A star-studded group of Liverpool legends take on a Real Madrid side featuring Zinedine Zidane, Fernando Hierro, Roberto Carlos and Clarence Seedorf on Sunday.

All proceeds from the game will go towards the Real Madrid Foundation, with the Reds’ charity partnerships benefiting from the reverse fixture, which will take place at Anfield in the future.

The game is live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO, and will kick off at 5pm.

Former vice-captain and long-serving centre-back Jamie Carragher will make his legends debut in this clash, and spoke of his exciting at playing at the Bernabeu once more.

“It’s nice to be involved in a baptism of fire for the first one – away in Madrid! It’s great to get the boots back on again and we want to do ourselves justice,” the 37-year-old said.

“Hopefully, all will go well and we’ll get the right result.”

Michael Owen, Steve McManaman and Jerzy Dudek will all turn out for the Reds against their former La Liga employers, and Owen saved some warm words for Liverpool, despite his now-grim reputation with Merseyside supporters.

“It’s always great to put on the red shirt,” he said. “I’ve said many times before I still associate myself [with Liverpool], when I look back.

“If someone asked me to name one team that I played for throughout my career, I see myself as a Liverpool player.”

Both Owen and Carragher named Zidane as their most-feared player going into the game.

Real Madrid Legends roster: Clarence Seedorf, Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Carlos, Fernando Morientes, Emilio Butragueno, Claude Makelele, Christian Karembeu, Francisco Buyo, Pedro Contreras, Michel Salgado, Francisco Pavon, Fernando Sanz, Manuel Sanchis, Santiago Solari, Jose Emilio Amavisca, Edwin Congo, Roberto Rojas, Jesus Enrique Velasco, Ivan Perez, Rafa Garcia Cortes

Liverpool Legends roster: Jerzy Dudek, Sander Westerveld, Jamie Carragher, Stephane Henchoz, Steve Harkness, Abel Xavier, Bjorn Tore Kvarme, Jason McAteer, Rob Jones, Salif Diao, Patrik Berger, Luis Garcia, Steve McManaman, Harry Kewell, David Thompson, Vlad Smicer, Michael Owen, Craig Bellamy, Robbie Fowler, Ian Rush (manager).

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