Celtic greats to take on Liverpool legends in Anfield charity match

The game will take place on Merseyside early next year.

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A squad of Celtic legends will travel to Anfield to take on a team of Liverpool greats in a charity match.

Both clubs announced the game on Monday and revealed it will take place in Merseyside on March 25 next year.

The legends game is being organised by Liverpool FC’s charitable arm with the Celtic FC Foundation being asked to provide the opposition.

All of the match proceeds have been committed to good causes, with beneficiaries including a range of programmes delivered by the Liverpool FC foundation and their partner organisations including schools, inclusive sports, social action, health and wellbeing and food poverty.

To date, the previous six LFC Foundation Official Legends Charity Matches held at Anfield have raised a total of £5m for the Reds’ charity.

Matt Parish, chief executive of LFC Foundation, said: “We are pleased to announce our seventh home Official Legends Charity Match against Celtic Legends next year and we are very much looking forward to welcoming the LFC family to Anfield for a fun-filled afternoon.

“I’m always overwhelmed by the support and generosity we receive that enables us to support more children, young people, and families in underserved communities across the Liverpool City Region and beyond thorough our programmes and our charity partners.

“Both clubs have a shared history and I’ve no doubt that the Legends will put on a fantastic and competitive display of football for all to enjoy. “

Celtic Foundation chief executive, Tony Hamilton, said: “It’s an honour for us to work with Matt and his team at Liverpool FC Foundation on this charity match, as we celebrate a wonderful relationship between the two clubs.

“We are very grateful to be confirmed as one of the beneficiaries of the match proceeds as this will make a huge difference to our work challenging poverty and promoting inclusion.

“And we look forward to bringing together a host of Celtic favourites to take on their Liverpool counterparts on March 25 in what I’m sure will not only be a wonderful spectacle but also a hugely heart-warming occasion filled with special memories.”

Ticket prices range from £7 for juniors to £27 for adults.

Liverpool season ticket holders have exclusive access to tickets in the first instance but an area has been set aside for Celtic supporters and tickets will go on sale – through Liverpool FC – at 1pm on Thursday, December 15.

The clubs haven’t played each other competitively since 2003 when Celtic won a UEFA Cup quarter-final clash 3-1 on aggregate thanks to a 2-0 win at Anfield.

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