LIVERPOOL great Steve McManaman and Manchester United goal machine Andy Cole are among the latest stars bound for Adelaide as legends of the English Premier League giants get set to hit our shores.
As revealed exclusively by The Advertiser last month, former players from the powerhouse clubs would feature in an indoor soccer tournament at Adelaide Arena on Saturday, July 22.
The Reds side already boasted 183-goal striker Robbie Fowler as well as European Cup-winning pair Luis Garcia and Vladimir Smicer.
It has been bolstered by mercurial winger McManaman, who played 364 games in nine years at Anfield, before claiming two UEFA Champions League titles with Spain’s Real Madrid.
Other additions to the Liverpool squad included 62-cap England forward Emile Heskey, Czech playmaker Patrick Berger, Polish goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek and Norwegian left back John Arne Riise.
Cole meanwhile bagged 121 goals in eight seasons at United, helping the club claim eight major trophies during a prolific spell.
French forward Louis Saha and English international midfielder Owen Hargreaves have also been drafted in for the Red Devils.
They joined treble-winners Paul Scholes, Teddy Sheringham and Phil Neville for the event.
The round-robin tournament is the Australian debut of the long-running Masters Football series.
It will also feature a team of ex-Socceroos and an Adelaide legends side across six condensed matches plus a final played under six-a-side rules.
Organiser Tom Radomski said active supporter sections would be set aside behind either goal at the Findon venue to create a carnival atmosphere.
“The feedback we’re getting from both groups of fans so far on the players we’ve named has been pheromonal,” Radomski said.
“It’s going to look really cool, as much as it’s going to sound really cool.”
Tickets go on sale to Liverpool and Manchester United supporters club members from Wednesday. General sale begins next week through Ticketmaster.
For more details, visit battleofthereds.com.au
Originally published as More EPL stars confirmed for SA legends tournament
SOURCE: newsnow sport