SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - Thursday, February 14, 2013: Liverpool's Jamie Carragher and captain Steven Gerrard before the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg match against FC Zenit St Petersburg at the Stadio Petrovski. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Gerrard, Carragher, Fowler, Garcia – LFC announce impressive legends squad to face Real Madrid

LFC Legends take on a star-studded Real Madrid side at Anfield on Saturday and some stellar Reds names are included in their 23-man squad.

The charity match, which will raise funds for the Liverpool FC Foundation, takes place on Saturday afternoon, with kick-off at 3pm.

Liverpool will be looking to avenge their 4-2 defeat at Santiago Bernabeu back in 2015, and their squad looks well-equipped to do so.

The 23 players involved in the much-anticipated event have been announced, with Steven Gerrard the most high-profile inclusion.

The legendary former captain will take to the Anfield turf for the first time since retiring at the end of the 2014/15 season, and recent footage of him training with the Academy suggests he is still in good nick.

Two of Liverpool’s most prolific strikers in history, Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler, will joint-manage the side, while double agent Steve McManaman will also take part – last time he played for both sides at the Bernabeu and could do so again at Anfield.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - Wednesday, July 24, 2013: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard waves to the supporters after a 2-0 victory over Melbourne Victory during a preseason friendly match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jamie Carragher will no doubt be taking the game more seriously than anyone else, so don’t be surprised to see him throw in a couple of tough tackles on a Real Madrid superstar.

Other notable former Reds on display include John Aldridge, Michael Owen and Istanbul penalty hero Jerzy Dudek.

We’re not sure Bjorn Tore Kvarme and Salif Diao can be considered legends mind you!

The likes of Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos and Emilio Butragueno will feature for the hosts, in what should be an entertaining afternoon for a good cause.

MADRIS, SPAIN - Sunday, June 14, 2015: Real Madrid's Steve McManaman chats with Liverpool's captain Robbie Fowler during the Corazon Classic Legends Friendly match at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s 23-man squad in full:

Ian Rush
Robbie Fowler
Jerzy Dudek
Sander Westerveld
Stephane Henchoz
Alan Kennedy
Bjorn Tore Kvarme
Jason McAteer
Daniel Agger
Phil Babb
John Arne Riise
Steve McManaman
John Aldridge
Steven Gerrard
Luis Garcia
Michael Owen
Vladimir Smicer
Salif Diao
Patrik Berger
Dietmar Hamann
Gary McAllister
Jamie Carragher
David Thompson

* This is Anfield will be running its matchday live blog for Saturday’s Legends game – be sure to tune in from 2:15pm, with kick-off at Anfield at 3pm.

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