Bayern Munich and Liverpool legends to meet at Anfield in March 2018
Bayern Munich‘s legends team will be playing in a prestigious friendly against their Liverpool counterparts at Anfield on 24 March 2018, the two clubs announced on Monday.
Former greats of the Bundesliga and Premier League giants will get kitted out again for a fixture between two clubs who have amassed an extraordinary 45 domestic titles between them.
“It’s going to be a highlight for all involved to be able to run out in such impressive surroundings as Anfield Road,” said Bayern’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on fcbayern.com. “And the fans are going to get another opportunity to see their former idols in action again.”
The mouth-watering Bayern Munich selection is brimming with talent, from Giovane Elber to Bixente Lizarazu, Owen Hargreaves to Luca Toni. Liverpool will be represented by former greats Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.
Xabi Alonso – who had the honour of wearing the red of Liverpool and Bayern – will play a part for both teams. He is one of several stars to have appeared for both the Merseysiders and Bavarians, including Markus Babbel, Dietmar Hamann, Christian Ziege and Pepe Reina.
Proceeds from a fixture which was last staged in an official competition at the UEFA Super Cup in 2001, when the Champions League holders Bayern were beaten 3-2 by UEFA Cup winners Liverpool in Monaco, will all go to charity.
The two teams also met at the pre-season Audi Cup in August, with Liverpool beating Bayern 3-0 at the Allianz Arena.