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Celtic and Liverpool highlight ‘special bond’ to confirm Anfield charity match 20 years on from historic UE… – The Scottish Sun

THEY share the same pre-match songsheet, now they will share the same pitch.
Celtic will head to Anfield next year to take on Liverpool in a charity fundraiser, the teams have confirmed.
The sides last met competitively in 2003, during the Hoops' historic run to the UEFA Cup Final in Seville.
But two decades later, in a match to raise cash for their respective foundations, a team of Legends from each side will clash at Anfield again.
On their last visit John Hartson and Alan Thompson gave Martin O'Neill's side the aggregate win over a star-studded team led by future Rangers boss Steven Gerrard and the late Gerard Houllier.
Good causes including the Celtic FC Foundation, Liverpool's own charity and the ex-Liverpool players' association Forever Reds, will benefit from the specially arranged game.
Six previous charity games organised by the Reds have earned more than £5m for good causes.
They faced Manchester United in a similar match earlier in this year, winning the two-legged special and crowned themselves 'Legends of the North'.
They will now put that title on the line against the Hoops on March 25.
The clubs highlighted the links between both as they promoted their partnership – former managers Kenny Dalglish and Brendan Rodgers spent time in each dugout while Frank McGarvey, Robbie Keane, Kolo Toure and most recently Ben Doak are among many to have playing spells on both sides.
The clubs also share 'a much-loved shared football anthem' in ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone.’
Celtic Foundation Chief Executive, Tony Hamilton, said: “It’s an honour for us to work with Matt [Parrish] 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.”
Participants on both sides have yet to be revealed but tickets, priced at £27, £7 and £17 will go on sale this Thursday.
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