James Milner announces his squad for ‘A Match For Cancer’

JAMES Milner has announced his squad for ‘A Match For Cancer’, the charity game at Paradise on Saturday, September 8 (KO:2pm), to take on Stiliyan Petrov’s team.

And Milner’s manager at Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, is heading to Paradise to take charge of the team for this special match, where he will face Brendan Rodgers, who is in charge of Stiliyan Petrov’s squad.

As well as a collection of former team-mates, Milner has also drafted in YouTubers, F2 Freestylers, for the game.

The players confirmed so far by James Milner are: Chris Kirkland, Stephen Warnock, John Arne Riise, Joleon Lescott, Micah Richards, Jason McAteer, Jamie Redknapp, Jimmy Bullard, Emile Heskey, Owen Hargreaves, Dirk Kuyt, Peter Crouch, Alan Smith and Neil Mellor.

There are also other names in the pipeline for James Milner’s squad which will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

As well as having Brendan Rodgers managing his team, Stiliyan Petrov has confirmed his squad, which will include current Celtic captain, Scott Brown. The other confirmed names are: Shay Given, Artur Boruc, Henrik Larsson, Lubo Moravcik, Paddy McCourt, John Hartson, Joos Valgaeren, Johan Mjallby, Robbie Keane, Tosh McKinlay, Jackie McNamara, Simon Donnelly, Gareth Barry, Hristo Stoichkov, Luis Garcia, Gaizka Mendieta, Maxwell and Martin Compston.

Tickets are available to purchase online at, by calling 0871 226 1888** or by visiting the Celtic Ticket Office. The lower tier will be on sale in the first instance and Rail Seating does not apply to this match.

Premium tickets (£30) and corporate packages (£135) are also available by calling 0871 226 1888** (Option 4) or emailing [email protected] 

Celtic FC Foundation will also be hosting a fundraising dinner – An Evening with Petrov and Milner – the night before the match, on Friday, September 7. This will take place in the Kerrydale Suite at Celtic Park.

Joining Stiliyan and James on the night will be a host of representatives from both charity match squads.

Tickets are priced at £700 for a table of 10 or £70 per person and can booked via email [email protected] or telephone 0141 551 4321.

Mirroring the match, net proceeds of the dinner will be devoted to tackling cancer through Celtic FC Foundation (SC024648), The Stiliyan Petrov Foundation (1154131) and The James Milner Foundation (1146768).

* Concessions 65+/Under 16s.

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