Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund Legends to play in Hong Kong

It was announced this week that a legends match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund would take place this summer in Hong Kong. The event will take place on the 8th of June at the Hong Kong Stadium with a capacity crowd of 40,000 expected. 

Famous faces from both sides expected 

The match in Hong Kong is am sure to be a money spinner for the football association in the country and will be a great way to attract football interest in a country that is starting to get football fever back.

The game was promoted this week with two well-known faces from both sides turning up in Hong Kong to advertise the match. As seen with Luis Garcia and Karl-Heinz Riedle pictured above showing off both teams shirts.

Other players that are likely to be seen from the Liverpool side are ex-players Jamie Carragher, Steve McManaman, Jason McAteer, Patrik Berger, Vladimir Smicer, Robbie Fowler, Dirk Kuyt, Daniel Agger and Djibril Cisse.

While the German side will have a host of well-known faces in European football such as Julio Cesar, Dede, Mladen Petric, Roman Weidenfeller, Mohamed Zidan and Jan Koller.

Why these two sides?

If you don't follow the game in England or Germany closely you might be forgiven for not knowing the links between the two clubs. This is why the now club ambassador for Liverpool Robbie Fowler explained to Liverpoolfc.com what it meant. Here are the following words from the striker;
“As former players, it’s always an honour to be asked to take part in these games, particularly when it’s against special opponents like Borussia Dortmund,”  
“We’ve always shared a close connection and deep history with the team, namely given that we share a very passionate anthem: You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
“We hope to create another fun, entertaining yet competitive game for our fans in Hong Kong and Asia. As a club with fans based all around the world, it’s incredibly important that we take the opportunity to visit our supporters who may not get the chance to experience Anfield for themselve– so we’re bringing LFC to them.”
Then for anyone in Hong Kong on the 8th June the tickets go on sale on the 23rd of April and prices start at HK$260.

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