• TEAMS NAMED FOR LIVERPOOL LEGENDS V AUSTRALIAN LEGENDS FOOTBALL CLASSIC

27 Nov 2015

  • Liverpool FC v Australian Legends at ANZ Stadium Thursday 7 January
  • Squads for the game officially announced
  • Liverpool's greatest ever player Steven Gerrard to lead the Liverpool Legends
  • Tickets start from $29 and are on-sale now

Julian Keith

OFFICIAL squads for the Liverpool Legends v Australian Legends football classic have been announced with super-striker Robbie Fowler confirmed alongside Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Ian Rush in a who's who of Reds' champions for the Thursday 7 January showdown.

Socceroos Legends including Tony Popovic, Craig Foster, David Zdrilic and Brett Emerton have been named in the squad of Australian greats to take on the Liverpool FC Legends at ANZ Stadium.

The superstar LFC Legends squad will be managed by one of the club's most successful coaches, Gerard Houllier. 

The full Liverpool Legends squad is here.

The full Australian Legends squad is: 

Tony Popovic, Brett Emerton, Mark Bosnich, Jason Culina, Craig Foster, David Zdrilic, Tony Vidmar, Craig Moore, Scott Chipperfield, Stan Lazaridis, Alex Tobin, Mile Sterjovski, Josip Skoko, Robbie Slater, Ned Zelic, Steve Corica, Ante Milicic and Zeljko Kalac.

General public tickets went on sale 11am Friday 27 November, click here to secure yours.

The Liverpool Legends v Australian Legends football classic will be part of a family festival of football at Sydney Olympic Park from 7-9 January, with the A-League clash between Sydney FC and Newcastle Jets to follow on Saturday 9 January featuring a host of family-friendly activities.

Gerrard, Carragher and Rush will be joined by cult heroes Robbie Fowler, Dietmar Hamann and John Arne Riise, in a Liverpool squad that will have fans recalling some of the famous club's greatest victories.

The trip to Sydney will also see Hamann reunited with former Reds boss Houllier, who has agreed to return to the dugout once more to manage the team.

Liverpool Legends captain Gerrard, 35, played over 500 games for Liverpool, scoring 120 goals for the club before moving to the LA Galaxy in the MLS at the end of the 2014/15 season.

"The squad looks like a great set of lads and it will be great to get on the pitch with them,” said Gerrard.

“Our fans are the best and to play in front of them again will be emotional.”

Brett Emerton, the third most capped Socceroo in history, who retired in 2014 said, "I'm going to enjoy pulling on the boots once again to play against some of the best players in the world at their time.

"It will be interesting to see the physical condition of these players - some who only retired in recent years and others who have been out of the game for more than a decade but still look in great shape.

"Football fans should not miss what will be a very special night."