Ex-Rangers boss Steven Gerrard to face old rivals Celtic almost two years after last Old Firm clash

thescottishsun.co.uk 8 days ago

EX-RANGERS manager Steven Gerrard will come face to face with Celtic again as he returns to action for Liverpool.

Gerrard spent three and a half years in Glasgow where he propelled Rangers back into the top of Scottish fotball.

Steven Gerrard guided Rangers to their first title in almost a decade back in 2021
Steven Gerrard guided Rangers to their first title in almost a decade back in 2021

His solitary trophy win with the club was the league title to stop rivals Celtic winning ten-in-a-row.

His strong performances in European competition helped link him to English Premiership jobs.

And he left for Aston Villa at the end of 2021 where he spent almost a year before being sacked.

But now The Reds legend has been announced as the next player to be included in a charity match against Celtic.

The Merseyside club announced during the week that the former captain will pull his boots back on to face the Hoops.

Sir Kenny Dalglish will take charge of the Anfield side while former Celts hero Paul Lambert will coach the visiting side.

The event is organised by LFC Foundation and there have been a previous six legends matches, raising £5 million for the charity.

Among the names included in the Celtic side are Artur Boruc, Stiliyan Petrov, Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink and Robbie Keane.

Liverpool have announced the likes of Steve McManaman, Dirk Kuyt and Djibril Cisse.

The event will take place at Anfield on Saturday, March 25, 2023 with a 3pm kickoff.

Tickets for the charity match are priced at £27 for adults, £7 for juniors and £17 for over 65s.

100 per cent of the match proceeds will go to good causes and beneficiaries that will include Celtic FC Foundation, Forever Reds and LFC Foundation and their partner organisations including schools, inclusive sports, social action, health and well being and food poverty.

Celtic FC 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.”

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