Liverpool legends are coming to Newcastle | PHOTOS Liverpool players who won the Champions League will attend a Newcastle event.
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facebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappFour Liverpool legendswill be in Newcastle next week.
Former Jet Michael Bridges has organised for the foursome to speakat Queens Wharf Hotel in Newcastle next Saturday (April 15).
The event is called “Istanbul Night”in reference to the famous moment in football history when Liverpool defeated AC Milanin the Turkish city in 2005 to win the Champions League.
Liverpool were down 3-0 at half-time, but came back in the second half to draw 3-3 in normal time. Liverpool won the match on penalties.
Liverpool’s win against AC Milan in 2005. The four players to attend the event – Luis Garcia, Didi Hamann, John Arne Riiseand Jerzy Dudek –were all members of thischampion side.
“I’ve been in contact with the lads ever since I met them at a football masters event in Malaysia,” Bridgey said.
He sent them a message, saying:“I don’t know if you realise, but you always seem to leave Newcastle off the map.Newcastle has a massive football culture and history”.
He reminded them that Newcastle had a special link toLiverpool – Craig Johnston. Johnno won a bagful of trophies in the ‘80s with the Reds, having left Newcastle at age 15 to make it in England.
“I’ve done it, I’ve done it,” Johnston famously said to his teammates, after scoring in the 1986FA Cup final win against arch rivals Everton.
Those words didn’t mean he’d scored. They meant he’d beatincredible odds to fulfil a schoolboy’s dream.
So Bridgey told the Liverpool legends that Newcastle would be sure to embrace them.
“I want to bring as much stuff to Newcastle as I can because I love the region.I live here andI’m not leaving,” Bridgey said.
“It’s nice to share the joy and help a few more players appreciate the area.”
The event includes 80 VIP tickets for $100 each, which includes a meet and greet with the players, a photo with them,autographsand a question and answer session.
A further 120 tickets will be sold for $45 each, which includes attendance at the question and answer session.
“There’s afew questions I want to ask them. The mentality of the boys coming back from 3-0 down is something I’m interested in,” Bridgey said.
A fair fewtickets have already sold, so get in quick if you want to secure a seat.
Get tickets at 5times.co.uk/newcastle.