I think those who are in same age group as me would recall back in May 1991 when two English powerhouses - Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC faced each other in a front of a split partisan crowds of 45,000 at the old National Stadium.
In that match saw the Gunners walked away with the Caltex Cup after beating the Reds on penalities following one-all at final whistle.
|L-R: Silvestre, Black and Riise (credit: Masters Football Asia)|
Former England star Steve McManaman, who came on as a young Liverpool substitute in 1991 game, will be one of illustrious names pencilled for scheduled match alongside David James, John Arne Riise, Luis Garcia**.
Meanwhile, not to be outdone will see the Gunners to be represented by Ray Parlour, Robert Pirès, Nigel Winterburn, Gilberto Silva, Mikaël Silvestre**.
Said former French international Silvestre at the press conference announcing the match:"It will be a great occasion for us to get together again and to share the moment,
"It’s also all about meeting the fans, so I’m really looking forward to it.” added the 40-year-old who was capped by the Les Bleus 40 times at senior level.
|Sharing some light moments (credit: Masters Football Asia)|
"But I do miss football!" quipped the man who scored some of the most iconic goals that thrilled the red half of Merseyside since called it a day a year ago.
He added:"I love Singapore and the people; they’re amazing. I can’t wait to come back and spend more days here,”
The big following these two clubs have in Singapore is one of the reasons why the match organizers decided to stage this match at the National Stadium.
Said Masters Football Asia CEO Steve Black:"The support for both teams is tremendous in Singapore and given where the teams finished in the League this season, we thought it would be appropriate for the former players of both teams to take to the pitch here in Singapore and ‘settle old scores’,"
**Please note that all players are subject to availability
Event: Liverpool Masters vs Arsenal Masters
Venue: National Stadium
Date: 11 November 2017, Saturday
Time: Gates open at 5pm, kick-off at 7pm
Tickets for Liverpool Masters vs Arsenal Masters presented by Masters Football Asia are now available at www.mastersfootball.com and Sports Hub Tix (www.sportshub.com.sg/sportshubtix/). Tickets start from $20, Family packages (two adults, two children below the age of 12) are available from $88 and VIP Packages at $200.
Fans are advised to purchase tickets early so as to enjoy ticket savings and to earn the opportunity to win “money can’t buy” experiences and privileges.
STANCHART CARDS OFFERS
From now to 31 August 2017, Standard Chartered Credit/Debit Card holders will enjoy 20% off regular ticket prices. In the same period, ticket buyers can enter a contest and stand a chance to win themselves the opportunity to be an assistant manager to either of the teams. Assistant manager privileges include a spot on the team bus as the teams make their way to the National Stadium, warming up with the teams on the pitch before the game, and finally, taking their place amongst the players on the team bench. Four assistant manager roles are up for grabs and interested parties can check out both the Masters Football Asia’s Facebook and Instagram platforms for more details.