Liverpool greats to face Sydney FC on post-season tour

Liverpool greats to face Sydney FC on post-season tour


A quartet of Liverpool legends will done the famous red shirt again in the club’s post-season friendly against Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium.

The match, to be played on 24 May, just two days after the completion of the Premier League season, will feature Steven Gerrard, Daniel Agger, Jamie Carragher and Steve McManaman.

Gerrard has been retired as a player since November 2016 having hung up the boots after a stint with LA Galaxy.

He has since been appointed the Reds’ under-18s coach, but the 36-year-old was looking forward to playing one final time.

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“It will be an honour to pull on the red shirt and play football with an outstanding squad and former teammates – this is what Liverpool is all about, celebrating the family that has been around for 125 years,” Gerrard said.

“Our fans in Australia always give us a warm welcome, so it’ll be a great feeling to see the ANZ Stadium turn red on May 24.”

Gerrard has graced Homebush before, appearing for Liverpool Legends in an exhibition match against Socceroos Legends in January 2016.

Agger, 32, is the youngest of the four men. He retired in June 2016, last playing for Brondby in his home country of Denmark.

Thirty-nine-year-old Carragher, now a TV pundit, has been out of action since 2013.

McManaman is the oldest having retired in 2005.