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Liverpool legends named in squad for post-season Sydney friendly

Liverpool's Champions League winning heroes Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher are amongst the names of former stars making a return for the trip to Australia.

Steve McManaman and Daniel Agger have also been included in the panel as Liverpool take on Sydney at the 83,000 capacity ANZ Stadium on Wednesday.

The club have named a 25 man squad which doesn't include Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho, Emre Can or club captain Jordan Henderson.

Reds fans shouldn't be too concerned though, Coutinho is off to play for his country against Argentina in Melbourne while Liverpool's Young Player of the Season Can is left out due to Germany's upcoming Confederations Cup campaign in Russia. Henderson, of course, remains injured with a foot problem.

Gerrard and Carragher clocked up almost 1,500 appearances for the club between them while Agger spent eight and a half seasons at Anfield before returning to home club Brondby and then retiring in 2015 at the age of just 30. Scouser McManaman left his boyhood club in 1999 for Real Madrid.

The club are celebrating their 125th year anniversary on June 3.

The full Liverpool squad for the trip to Sydney is as follows: Loris Karius, Simon Mignolet, Nathaniel Clyne, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Connor Randall, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren, Ragnar Klavan, James Milner, Alberto Moreno, Steven Gerrard, Steve McManaman, Lucas Leiva, Kevin Stewart, Adam Lallana, Georginio Wijnaldum, Harry Wilson, Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, Ben Woodburn, Rhian Brewster, Daniel Agger, Jamie Carragher.

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