Former Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is set to lock horns with Old Firm rivals Celtic in a special Liverpool legends friendly at Anfield.
The former Liverpool captain, 42, will line up against the Parkhead side at Anfield next week as part of a special fundraiser for the charity foundations of both clubs.
The match is set to take place on Saturday March 25th – the day before the Ibrox club play their Weekend of Legends clash at Ibrox – and will include a host of ex-Liverpool and Celtic stars.
Ex-Rangers left-back Gregory Vignal will also be playing for Liverpool in the match and will join the likes of Dirk Kuyt, Luis Garcia, Djibril Cisse, and Robbie Keane.
Celtic will field a team with the likes of Artur Boruc, Stiliyan Petrov, Darren O’Dea, Stephen McManus, Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, and Simon Ferry.
Rangers’ Weekend of Legends clash has a slightly more glamorous tinge, with the likes of Robin van Persie, Jermain Defoe, Robbie Fowler and Jaap Stam joining a host of top Rangers names.
These include Ronald de Boer, Jorg Albertz, Sasa Papac, Peter Lovenkrands, Carlos Cuellar and Barry Ferguson.
Steven Gerrard lands TV job amid Liverpool v Celtic news
Steven Gerrard famously stopped Celtic in their hunt for 10IAR by winning 55 for Rangers in a legendary title conquest which remains one of the most important in Scottish football history.
The legendary title victory was Rangers’ first since the events of 2012, whilst Gerrard also restored Rangers to European regulars courtesy of his progress in the Europa League.
The news that Steven Gerrard will face Celtic also comes as the ex-Rangers boss lands a new job with the Channel 4 broadcasting team.
Channel 4 will be showing the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers for the England national team and the ex-Three Lions skipper is joined by the likes of Joe Cole and England women’s legend Jill Scott [Daily Mail].
Steven Gerrard spent just over three years in charge of Rangers, taking over in the summer of 2018, lifting the title in 2021 and then leaving for Aston Villa later that year.
Now out of work, there has been talk of Steven Gerrard returning to the England fold.