Sport

Gerrard back in Liverpool shirt for Sydney exhibition

Steven Gerrard (left) is tackled by Tony Vidmar in the game between the Liverpool Legends and Australia Legends last year.
Steven Gerrard (left) is tackled by Tony Vidmar in the game between the Liverpool Legends and Australia Legends last year. DAN HIMBRECHTS

FOOTBALL: Liverpool fans will get the chance to see ex-captain Steven Gerrard in a Reds shirt again after the club confirmed he would be one of four former players to line up against Sydney FC next month.

Jamie Carragher, Steve McManaman and Daniel Agger will join Gerrard and players from Jurgen Klopp's current squad when Liverpool faces the Sky Blues at ANZ Stadium on May 24.

The exhibition match was hastily arranged and will take place three days after Liverpool's final game of the English Premier League seasion against Middlesbrough.

It is part of celebrations to acknowledge the club's 125th anniversary and Gerrard, who made more than 700 appearances for Liverpool before moving to LA Galaxy in 2015, said he was delighted to get the chance to play for his home-town team again.

"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," he 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 did play for a Liverpool Legends side against an Australian Legends side at ANZ Stadium in January.

The match will mark Liverpool's third visit to Australia in the past four years, but the club's first in Sydney.

"I've obviously been to Sydney before with the Legends and I've also been to Australia a couple of times with the first team. I'm really excited," Gerrard told Liverpoolfc.com.

"Hopefully it's a similar experience, where we get to play in front of those wonderful fans. I'm sure it'll be a sell-out in the stadium again. I was absolutely delighted when I heard the news."

News Corp Australia

Topics:  daniel agger english premier league jamie carragher liverpool fc steve mcmanaman steven gerrard sydney fc


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Charges laid over alleged clown mask robbery

scary clown generic

Local boy charged over terrifying clown robbery

Sunday arvo footy just got bigger

The Big Screen TV Sunday Footy event will kick off this Sunday at Springfield's Robelle Domain Parklands.

Robelle Parklands to host live footy on the big screen

93 years old and still pumping iron

GOOD TIMES: 93-year-old Second World War veteran Ken Smith is glowing with health as he takes part in a program run by Active Body Conditioning at Goodlife Health Club. Ken is pictured with exercise physiologist Emily Beck.

Ken's exercise fix great for his body, mind and soul

Local Partners

800 paid jobs up for grabs at 2018 Commonwealth Games

GOLD Coast Commonwealth Games organisers are recruiting 800 people in the 10-month home straight to the event next April.

What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

What public holidays are left in 2017

Ipswich residents will get the day off tomorrow for the show.

IPSWICH residents will get tomorrow off for the show

Caitlyn comes home to launch debut album

Gympie's Caitlyn Shadbolt will launch here debut album Songs On My Sleeve at an exclusive all-ages concert in Gympie on Friday, May 26.

Win tickets to Caitlyn's album launch

Dreamworld may supersize with 'Disneyland expansion'

OWNERS of icon Gold Coast theme park Dreamworld want to super-size the site with accommodation and entertainment to turn it into Australia’s Disneyland.

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000 calorie diet

Brian Shaw won his 4th World's Strongest Man title. Source: Twitter

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000-calorie diet

ABC2 slammed over football exhibition match coverage

Fans weren't too happy with ABC2's coverage of Wednesday night's game.

ABC2 slammed for coverage of soccer exhibition match

'Bulls--t!' Lisa Wilkinson grilled over Karl's pay packet

Join us for a Great Night as we Proudly present Lisa Wilkinson

“And you believe everything you read?”

Rebel Wilson trial: The secret we never could have known

Rebel Wilson outside court

“Most people wouldn’t know it exists,” she said.

Janet’s back in the ring

Marta Dusseldorp returns in season three of the TV series Janet King.

Season three of ABC's legal drama delves deeper than ever before.

Game of Thrones drops new trailer for season 7

Game of Thrones fans have been given a new trailer for season 7.

Fans are finally getting a full-throttled peak at season seven.

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!