Tsunami benefit match

We had an email enquiry today regarding the benefit match to be played
at Anfield for victims of the Tsunami. We had posted details of this
match in our weblog, but it was tucked away in the archive from
February the 18th, and so perhaps it’s a good idea to bring it back to
everyone’s attention again. The actual article is taken from the
website of the Liverpool Echo.


I can’t wait to play with my Red heroes

John Aldridge

By Rob Brady, Liverpool Echo

KOP hero John Aldridge is relishing playing alongside the Liverpool stars he used to worship as a young fan.

Aldo is among five of the club’s greatest goalscorers returning to Anfield to take part in a charity game.

Kenny
Dalglish, Kevin Keegan, Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler will also pull on
the famous red shirt once again to raise money for survivors of the
Asian tsunami.

Aldridge said:
"There are some great ex- Liverpool players involved. It is always a
privilege to meet them, but especially to play alongside them.

"Kenny
Dalglish and Kevin Keegan are two heroes of mine. And it will be great
to play at Anfield. I never thought I would get the chance again."

Alan Hansen, Bruce Grobbelaar, John Barnes and Terry McDermott have also signed up to the 22-man squad.

Roy Evans and Jason McAteer with a shirt advertising the Tsunami Soccer Aid game at Anfield

The
March 27 match (kick-off 4pm) will see the Liverpool legends pitted
against a team of celebrities including singer Brian McFadden, Westlife
‘ s Nicky Byrne, Eastenders star Shane Richie and Leicester rockers
Kasabian.

The teams will be managed by former Red Roy Evans and Southampton boss Harry Redknapp.

The
tsunami soccer aid event has been organised by Tranmere’s ex-Liverpool
star Jason McAteer, who has promised more big names are in the pipeline.

He said: "We have had celebrities calling us wanting to play in this game."

Tickets go on sale from February 28, the day after the Reds’ Carling Cup final clash with Chelsea.

They
will be available from the Liverpool FC ticket office, by telephone on
0870 220 0056 or at www.liverpoolfc.tv. They will also be on sale from
Tranmere Rovers.

Ticket prices are £15 for adults, £10 for over 65s and disabled fans, and £5 for under 16s.