Limerick FC set to host Liverpool in glamour friendly

LIVERPOOL have been lined up to play a friendly against Limerick FC in Jackman Park on Monday week, May 14.

LIVERPOOL have been lined up to play a friendly against Limerick FC in Jackman Park on Monday week, May 14.

The attractive friendly is part of the Limerick senior soccer’s 75th anniversary celebrations and also marks the 40th anniversary of the last Limerick v Liverpool game.

That was back in May 1962 when Liverpool were 5-3 winners in the Markets Field in a game watched by 3,000 when Ian St John and Ian Callaghan were among the scorers for the Bill Shankley-managed side.

However, stars like Gerrard, Carragher, Suarez and Co won’t be among the travelling squad this time round.

Indeed it’s most unlikely that Kenny Daglish will be present.

It’s a Liverpool XI that are to play The Super Blues. The Liverpool side will be managed by Rodolfo Borrell, who is Liverpool’s Reserve Team Head Coach.

Liverpool finish their Premier League season the day prior to the friendly in Limerick when they play Swansea.

It is understood that any fringe first team players not involved in that game could be included in Limerick game on the Monday night.

Despite the lack of the big name players, a strong demand is expected for tickets.

Liverpool follow in the footsteps of Leeds Utd and Sunderland to visit Limerick in recent years.

With the future talent of ‘The Pool’ on display, their reserve/academy squad includes players capped at youth international level from England, Germany, Spain, Hungry, Wales and Portugal.

Tickets got on sale this Wednesday from the Limerick FC club office on 061-324563, from the Limerick FC Official Shop in Arthurs Quay Limerick (061-323857) and through ticketmaster.

Tickets are priced at a maximum of €15, with concessions for students, U-16s and OAPs.