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Legends train at Melwood ahead of special match

MELWOOD, the famous training ground of Liverpool FC, was the scene of a special training session on Monday featuring the likes of Kenny Dalglish, Roy Evans, Alan Kennedy and Jan Molby.

Legends Training Session 01The session was being held in advance of the ‘Celebration of the 96’ charity match due to take place at Anfield on Easter Monday afternoon, in aid of the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG) and Liverpool FC Foundation.

Also joining in were former Ireland and Liverpool stars Ronnie Whelan and Jason McAteer.

The game will see a “UK and Ireland” side take on “The Rest of the World” and the squads – so far – were announced earlier:

Legends Training Session 13UK & Ireland
Kenny Dalglish (Manager)
Roy Evans (Assistant Manager)
Alan Kennedy
David Burrows
Danny Murphy
David James
David Thompson
Gary McAllister
Ian Rush
Jamie Redknapp
Jason McAteer
John Aldridge
John Barnes
John Wark
Mark Wright
Michael Owen
Michael Thomas
Peter Beardsley
Ray Houghton
Rob Jones
Robbie Fowler
Ronnie Whelan
Steve McManaman

Legends Training Session 04Rest of the World
Gerard Houllier (Manager)
Phil Thompson (Assistant Manager)
Patrice Bergues (Coach)
Sammy Lee (Coach)
Joe Corrigan (Coach)
Bjorn Tore Kvarme
Didi Hamann
Jari Litmanen
Jan Molby
Luis Garcia
Markus Babbel
Salif Diao
Sami Hyypia
Stephane Henchoz
Stig Inge Bjornebye
Vegard Heggem
Vladimir Smicer

As well as this 90-minute legends match there will also be a community football session on the Anfield pitch on the day involving players from the first-team, the Academy and the Ladies team.

Tickets, priced at £15 for adults and £5 for kids are available from www.liverpoolfc.com/celebrate96.

Author: Jim Boardman

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