The FAI, Shamrock Rovers FC and Liverpool FC today (Wednesday) announced a club friendly game between Shamrock Rovers and Liverpool FC on Wednesday, May 14 in Aviva Stadium, Dublin (Kick off 5.30pm).
FAI season ticket and vantage club holders have been offered a special pre-sale period from today (Wednesday, 3pm), while general admission tickets go on sale on Friday, March 28 at 10am. Tickets can be purchased via www.fai.ie orwww.ticketmaster.ie, with prices at €15 for kids and starting from €20 for adults.
Shamrock Rovers members and season ticket holders and Liverpool FC season ticket holders will be entitled to a separate pre-sale and details for supporters in that category are available through their clubs and on respective club websites.
Liverpool FC and the Hoops last met 32 years ago in a friendly at Milltown, Dublin. The final score was 1-1, with Ian Rush scoring for Liverpool.
Shamrock Rovers chairman, Jonathan Roche said, “We are delighted to be taking on Liverpool in this high profile game at Aviva Stadium. It will see two clubs with strong histories of success and great fans face each other in what should be an entertaining game of football and a great occasion. It will be a great game for our players to be involved in, and also a good day out for our fans and Irish supporters of Liverpool, many of whom are also SSE Airtricity League supporters.”
Billy Hogan, Chief Commercial Officer, Liverpool FC said: “We are looking forward to coming back to Dublin again this year to play in front of our Irish fans. The Club enjoys incredible support in Ireland. Our opponent, Shamrock Rovers, hold a special place for us as we bought Jim Beglin from them in 1983, who became Bob Paisley’s last-ever signing”.
“I played in the game against Shamrock Rovers over three decades ago and I remember scoring that goal. It’ll be great to play them again and take away a win this time rather than a draw” said Liverpool FC legend and ambassador, Ian Rush.
This will be a fixture not to be missed with Liverpool FC, one of Europe’s most historic and famous football clubs with 18 league titles, meeting Shamrock Rovers, the most successful team in the Republic of Ireland having won 17 league titles.