OVER 4,000 Celtic fans will be at Anfield on Saturday afternoon to watch the stars of yesteryear come out for the Legends’ Charity Match against their Liverpool counterparts.
A stirring rendition of both club’s anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ will reverberate around Merseyside at 3pm as Kenny Dalglish, a superstar for the Hoops and the Reds, oversees the kick-off.
Former Celtic captain Paul Lambert will take charge of the team ably assisted by another ex-skipper and current club ambassador, Tom Boyd.
Stiliyan Petrov will captain the side and Mikael Lustig, Joe Ledley, Emilio Izaguirre and Robbie Keane are just some of the other names who will proudly be pulling on the Hoops once again.
Long-time Celtic admirer Trevor Sinclair, the former England international, is also about to make his debut – at the age of 50.
The one-time exiting raider played for West Ham, Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City, but it will be on Saturday when he finally fulfils the dream of performing for the team of his dreams.
Artur Boruc, Shay Given;
Darren O’Dea, Glenn Loovens, Ramon Vega, Mikael Lustig, Emilio Izaguirre, Lee Naylor;
Joe Ledley, Simon Ferry, Marc Crosas, Massimo Donati, Ross Wallace, Simon Donnelly, Trevor Sinclair, Niall McGinn;
Robbie Keane, Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink and Harald Brattbakk.
The fixture will be managed, hosted and delivered by LFC Foundation, in association with Forever Reds, and Celtic FC Foundation have the honour of providing the opposition squad.
One hundred per cent of the match proceeds have been committed to good causes and beneficiaries will include Celtic FC Foundation, Forever Reds and a range of programmes delivered by LFC Foundation and their partner organisations including schools, inclusive sports, social action, health and wellbeing and food poverty.