There is a tremendous diversion at Anfield this Saturday. Liverpool v Real Madrid. Not the principal groups, obviously, but rather the Legends sides, made up of a portion of the greatest names to have played for the notorious clubs. What’s more, albeit none of the players are in their prime now that hasn’t ceased the fans eating up tickets: Anfield will be sold out for the diversion (16:00 CET), with all the cash going to neighborhood youth foundations.
The 54,074 tickets Liverpool put at a bargain are altogether gone, with the arrival of Steven Gerrard one of the fundamental draws. The Liverpool legend is back and no one needs to miss it. Another vital motivation to be there: the moment’s quiet for another club legend, Ronnie Moran, who passed away as of late and one of last of an unbelievable line to be produced in the Boot Room.
The philanthropy coordinate has been unimaginably generally welcomed in Liverpool, with the fans energetically anticipating the diversion, especially after pictures were discharged a week ago of the English side’s veterans preparing for the event. This will likewise be the first run through the Liverpool Legends have played in their own stadium, including another purpose behind the energy.
Ian Rush will be player-mentor for the home side, and on the pitch with him will be legends like Alan Kennedy, John Aldridge, Robbie Fowler, Emilio Butragueño (will’s identity Real Madrid chief), Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos, Seedorf…
In the mean time Jerzy Dudek, Fernando Morientes, Michael Owen and Steve McManaman, who all played for both clubs, will play for a half on each group.
For Real Madrid the huge news is that Leo Beenhakker will be in the hole as mentor, with Rafael García Cortés as his aide.
As a result this is the arrival leg of the Corazón Classic Match held at the Bernabéu in June 2015. On that event Real Madrid won 4-2, returning from 0-2 down.