Steven Gerrard, Captain FC Liverpool
Steven Gerrard Testimonial Clash – FC Liverpool v Olympiacos Tickets
FC Liverpool will honor Reds legend Steven Gerrard with a testimonial match to celebrate Gerrard's glittering career on August 3rd, with all the proceeds from the event being donated to charity by both clubs.
Great Liverpool tickets are for sale now for the Steven Gerrard Testimonial match at Anfield on Aug 3rd – buy Liverpool v Olympiacos Tickets.
Liverpool will face reigning Greek champions and European giants Olympiacos in their only pre-season match.
The match will also mark Gerrard's commitment and loyalty to his hometown club.
Gerrard made his Liverpool debut almost 15 years ago
"I am delighted to be honoured by Liverpool with a testimonial match and particularly thrilled that Olympiacos have accepted my invitation to play the fixture. Last time we met proved to be such a memorable game both for me personally and Liverpool Football Club," Gerrard told the club's website.
"I am also especially grateful that Olympiacos have truly embraced the aim of this match and chosen to donate their fee to charity. I am looking forward to what I know will be a fantastic game and a wonderful occasion."
Money raised from events celebrating Steven's testimonial year will be for the benefit of the Steven Gerrard Foundation (SGF), a registered charity. The foundation, set up in February 2011, is committed to making a lasting difference to disadvantaged children and young people in need.
The money generated by the game and gala dinner will go to a range of children's charitable organisations and projects in and around Merseyside.
Liverpool's opponents, Olympiacos, have confirmed that they too will be donating their appearance fee to local charities in Greece.
In addition to the clash with Olympiacos, a Testimonial Gala Dinner will be held at the Echo Arena, Liverpool after the game. Guests will be treated to a VIP Champagne Reception, a 3 Course Gourmet Dinner and entertainment.
Reds captain Gerrard and his wife Alex have three daughters, Lourdes, Lilly-Ella, and Lexie.