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CELTIC PARK’S SPECIAL DAY

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CELTIC hero Stiliyan Petrov is hoping for a bumper turn-out at Parkhead this afternoon when he leads one of the teams in the Match For Cancer.

The game – with a 2pm kick-off – will see Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, in charge of two star-studded line-ups.

Petrov, who bravely battled through leukaemia after being diagnosed in 2012, and Anfield midfielder James Milner have selected the opposing squads from the worlds of football and entertainment.

Famous footballing faces playing for the Hoops side include Hoops legends Artur Boruc and Henrik Larsson, Jackie McNamara, who made more than 350 appearances for the club, and current captain Scott Brown, who has played almost 500 times for the champions.

Celtic-daft actor Martin Compston will also be pulling on a jersey to raise money as part of this unique event.

The Liverpool side is made up of icons such as Jamie Redknapp, John Terry and Dirk Kuyt while former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given, who was at Parkhead as a teenager, will play a half for both sides.

All funds raised from the match and connected events will be donated to fighting cancer through Celtic FC Foundation, The Stiliyan Petrov Foundation and The James Milner Foundation.

The fans are invited to head to the ground as early as 12pm to enjoy a host of entertainment for the whole family, including dance lessons and interactive circus acts.

Fans will also have the opportunity to pick up a special edition matchday programme which includes exclusive interviews with those taking part in the game.

Tickets for the event cost £14 for adults and £6 for concessions and can be purchased from the box office on the day.

CELTIC LEGENDS: Stilyan Petrov, Shay Given, Artur Boruc, Henrik Larsson, Scott Brown, Hristo Stoichkov, Lubo Moravchik, Paddy McCourt, Tosh McKinlay, Jackie McNamara, Simon Donnelly, Gareth Barry, Luis Garcia, Gaizka Mendieta, Joos Valgaeren, Johan Mjallby, John Harrison, Robbie Keane, Tom Boyd, Paulo Ferreira and Martin Compston.

LIVERPOOL LEGENDS: James Milner, Shay Given, Chris Kirkland, Stephen Warnock, John Arne Riise, Micah Richards, Joleon Wescott, Jason McAteer, Jamie Redknapp, Marcos Senna, Emile Heskey, Owen Hargreaves, Dirk Kuyt, Joan Capdevilla, Jeremy Lynch, John Terry and Jermain Defoe.

 
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