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Football: Former Reds return to Anfield for charity match to mark Hillsborough disaster

Published on Feb 27, 2014 8:19 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Liverpool players will return to Anfield for a special one-off charity match to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster in April, the club has announced.

A "home" team managed by Kop great Kenny Dalglish will include Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman, John Barnes, David James and Jamie Carragher.

They will face an "international" team of former Liverpool players, including Jan Molby, Dietmar Hamann, Vladimir Smicer, Luis Garcia and Stephane Henchoz and will be managed by former Reds boss Gerard Houllier.

The match dubbed "The Celebration of the 96" is being held on April 21 and will celebrate the lives of the 96 Liverpool fans crushed to death in an FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield on April 15, 1989.

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