Grobbelaar bounces back

Former national team goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar will don his gloves again for Liverpool legends, who play a showpiece fixture in South Africa next month.

Former national team goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar.
Former national team goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar.

The legendary former shot-stopper for “The Reds” and “The Dream Team” was confirmed as one of the Liverpool Legends who will play here. The 54-year-old, who played for the famous side between 1981 and 1994, will be in goal when the Liverpool Legends take on their Kaizer Chiefs counterparts at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, on November 16.

Former defender Phil Neal, ex-Kop favourite and England international John Barnes, twin strike sensations, John Aldridge and Robbie Fowler are among retired stars that will represent the English side. They will play against retired Chiefs legend such as Doctor Khumalo, Lucas Radebe, John ‘Shoes’ Moshoeu and Neil Tovey.

Jared Ayres, Chief Executive Officer of the IPP Group, the Founding Partner of the Liverpool Legends South Africa Tour, expressed his excitement at the fans’ response to the appearance of the great names in the club’s history.

“We saw first-hand the disappointment of the Liverpool fans when the first team tour was cancelled in May and the Former Liverpool Players Association felt that South Africa was the right country to host the first major event of the Association outside of the UK,” stated Ayres.

“The IPP Group is pleased to be the Founding Partner of the tour, in association with 5Times, the Former Liverpool Legends Association, and we can’t wait to give the fans in South Africa a glimpse of some of the stars who have made Liverpool such a great football club.”

Grobbelaar, who was born in Durban but grew up in Zimbabwe, will be the main attraction from a Zimbabwean perspective.

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