20 players named for Liverpool legends squad – including 2 debutants

    Liverpool will take on Man United in another legends clash at Anfield on September 24, with 20 names already announced including two debutants.

    The Reds’ legends side has already faced United once this year, with a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford back in May seeing Mark Gonzalez score twice.

    Gonzalez is among the names back for the return fixture at Anfield, which takes place during the international break next Saturday.

    Sir Kenny Dalglish is in place as manager again, with Ian Rush his assistant, and two names have been added to the fold for the first time.

    Martin Skrtel, who only retired in May after a final season with Spartak Trnava in his native Slovakia, is part of the squad along with Robbie Keane.

    Among the marquee names called up are Xabi Alonso, Maxi Rodriguez, Luis Garcia and Fabio Aurelio, with the likes of Momo Sissoko, Stewart Downing, Glen Johnson, Djimi Traore and Jerzy Dudek also involved.

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 21, 2022: Liverpool's Anthony Le Tallec during the MUFC Foundation friendly 'Legends of the North' match between Manchester United FC Legends and Liverpool FC Legends at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 21, 2022: Liverpool's Anthony Le Tallec during the MUFC Foundation friendly 'Legends of the North' match between Manchester United FC Legends and Liverpool FC Legends at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

    Anthony Le Tallec, Gregory Vignal and Andriy Voronin, who made their first appearances as legends in the reverse fixture along with Gonzalez, will reprise their roles.

    Three places are still to be announced, with one defender, one midfielder and one forward bolstering Dalglish and Rush’s squad further.

    Whether that includes the likes of Jamie Carragher, Yossi Benayoun and Dirk Kuyt, who all featured at Old Trafford, remains to be seen.

    The legends tie is in aid of the LFC Foundation, with tickets ranging from £7 for juniors to £27 for adults.


    Liverpool Legends squad vs. Man United (so far)

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 21, 2022: Liverpool's Mark Gonzalez celebrates after scoring the third goal during the MUFC Foundation friendly 'Legends of the North' match between Manchester United FC Legends and Liverpool FC Legends at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 21, 2022: Liverpool's Mark Gonzalez celebrates after scoring the third goal during the MUFC Foundation friendly 'Legends of the North' match between Manchester United FC Legends and Liverpool FC Legends at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

    Goalkeepers: Dudek, Westerveld

    Defenders: Skrtel, Kvarme, Johnson, Traore, Aurelio, Henchoz, Vignal

    Midfielders: Alonso, Garcia, Le Tallec, Diao, Sissoko, Downing

    Forwards: Keane, Rodriguez, Voronin, Gonzalez, Riera

    * Three more names TBC


    * Tickets for the Legends of the North charity match are on sale now priced at £27 for adults, £7 for juniors and £17 for over 65s. Tickets can be purchased online here.

    Disabled supporters can visit the Accessibility Hub for full sale details.

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