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Liverpool legends to play 25th anniversary Hillsborough disaster game

Former Liverpool players will return to Anfield for a one-off charity match to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster in April, reports BBC Sport. A "home" team managed by Kop great Kenny Dalglish will include Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman, John Barnes, David James and Jamie Carragher.

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

The match dubbed "The Celebration of the 96" is being held on 21 April 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 15 April, 1989.

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