Liverpool confirm 21-man squad for Legends clash with Bayern Munich

21 March 2018

Liverpool Legends will include the likes of Daniel Agger, Jamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard and Dirk Kuyt as they take on Bayern Munich on Saturday.


The former Reds take on their Bayern counterparts at Anfield in a 3pm kickoff (GMT), in the latest Legends outing in aid of the LFC Foundation.

Agger, Carragher, Gerrard, Kuyt and Luis Garcia had already been confirmed for the game along with player-manager Ian Rush and captain Robbie Fowler, as well as Xabi Alonso.

But the club have now revealed the full 21-man squad for the Liverpool Legends against Bayern:

Liverpool Legends Squad vs. Bayern Munich

1 – Jerzy Dudek
1 – David James
3 – Bjorn Tore Kvarme
4 – Jason McAteer
5 – Daniel Agger
6 – Phil Babb
6 – John Arne Riise
7 – Steve McManaman
8 – John Aldridge
8 – Steven Gerrard
9 – Ian Rush (player-manager)
9 – Robbie Fowler (captain)
10 – Luis Garcia
10 – Michael Owen
11 – Vladimir Smicer
14 – Xabi Alonso
15 – Patrik Berger
16 – Dietmar Hamann
18 – Dirk Kuyt
21 – Gary McAllister
23 – Jamie Carragher


Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt, of the Netherlands, lifts the English League Cup after his team defeated Cardiff City at the final soccer match at Wembley Stadium, in London, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Tim Hales)

This features a host of well-known faces playing in their familiar squad numbers, and ensures a quality contest on Merseyside this weekend despite the international break.

The majority of Rush’s squad have already turned out for the Legends in the past, but the inclusion of Kuyt and Alonso among others is a major coup.

Alonso will play 45 minutes for both sides, having won major honours with both Liverpool and Bayern during an illustrious career that came to an end last summer.

Kuyt also called time on his playing days after the 2016/17 campaign, after his final-day hat-trick sealed Feyenoord their first Eredivisie title since 1999.

They are likely to be among the fitter players at Rush’s disposal, against a Bayern side that will include Bixente Lizarazu, Martin Demichelis, Lothar Matthaus, Ze Roberto and Luca Toni:

Bayern Munich Legends Squad vs. Liverpool

NEW JERSEY, USA - Wednesday, August 3, 2016: Bayern München's Xabi Alonso in action against Real Madrid during the International Champions Cup match at the Red Bull Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

1 – Hans-Jorg Butt
2 – Matthias Zimmermann
3 – Bixente Lizarazu
3 – Michael Tarnat
5 – Daniel van Buyten
6 – Martin Demichelis
7 – Roy Makaay
8 – Hans Pflugler
9 – Giovane Elber
10 – Lothar Matthaus
11 – Marcel Witezcek
12 – Uwe Gospodarek
13 – Paulo Sergio
14 – Xabi Alonso
15 – Ze Roberto
16 – Andreas Ottl
20 – Luca Toni
21 – Alexander Zickler
34 – Michael Sternkopf
35 – Zvjezdan Misimovic

The Liverpool Legends’ last game came at home to Real Madrid a year ago, when Fowler, Gerrard, Michael Owen and John Aldridge sealed a 4-3 win, with the No. 8 running the show.


Tickets for Liverpool Legends vs. Bayern Munich Legends are still available but are in very limited supply (Anfield Road End and upper Main Stand). You can purchase them here.

You can also watch the match for free, live on the official LFC Facebook page, LFCTV GO, Sky channel 429 and Virgin Media channel 544 (3pm GMT kickoff).

Money raised from the charity game will help to fund a variety of projects for the LFC Foundation and charity partners.

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