Steven Gerrard To Lead Liverpool FC Legends In Sydney
24 Nov 2015
Steven Gerrard will headline Liverpool FC’s Official Legends football team against a team of Australian football legends at ANZ Stadium on Thursday, 7 January 2016.
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the match had been secured exclusively for Sydney through Destination NSW.
“The Liverpool Legends will be led by current LA Galaxy player Steven Gerrard, a true great of the game who made over 500 appearances for Liverpool and played in over 100 games for England. The Reds will also feature Jamie Carragher, Ian Rush, Luis Garcia and will be managed by club legend Gerard Houllier,” Mr Ayres said.
“Liverpool FC is undoubtedly one of the biggest global sporting brands, and their Australian fan base would rival any supporter group in the world. Fans in NSW have waited a long time to put their scarves in the air and sing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” at the top of their lungs.
“The Australian Legends side will include the likes Mark Bosnich, Brett Emerton and current Wanderers coach Tony Popovic. It will be a wonderful occasion for football, and I encourage everyone to book their tickets as soon as possible.”
Liverpool FC Legends vs the Australian Legends will attract thousands of domestic and international tourists to Sydney contributing over $9 million to the local visitor economy.
Tickets for the match go on sale Thursday with prices starting from just $29.
Liverpool Legends will be made up of: Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Luis Garcia, Ian Rush, Stéphane Henchoz, Vladimir Smicer, Bruce Grobbelaar, Jason McAteer, Dietmar Hamann, John Aldridge, Fabio Aurelio, Igor Biscan, Sander Westerveld, Phil Babb, Danny Murphy. Manager: Gerard Houllier
Australian Legends line-up includes: Mark Bosnich, Brett Emerton, Scott Chipperfield, Stan Lazaridis, Mile Sterjovski, Josip Skoko, Jason Culina, Alex Tobin, Tony Popovic, Ante Milicic, Steve Corica, Craig Foster, Tony Vidmar, Robbie Slater, David Zdrilic, Ned Zelic. Manager: TBA.