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  • David Tyrer

Charity match for ill former Liverpool star part of LFC summer plans

As a part of the Reds' pre-season plans this summer, the club have planned a charity match against Bradford City on July 14th this year for former Liverpool player, Stephen Darby.

The 30 year old defender was diagnosed with motor neurone disease last year and had subsequently retired from football.

The Reds will take on one of Darby's former clubs in Bradford at Northern Commercials Stadium in just over a months' time.

The team will take on Bradford 3 days after the team's first pre-season match against Tranmere who kick off the boys pre-season fixtures.

The money raised with go to the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation, which Darby set up after his diagnosis late on last year.

The former Red said: "I am delighted and grateful that Bradford City and Liverpool will be playing each other in pre-season and supporting the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation.

"They are two amazing clubs who both played a massive part in my career and both will always have a special place in my heart. I can't thank both clubs and sets of fans enough for their support."

Liverpool are due to play a large number of games during this year's pre-season and will follow up with games against:

  • Saturday July 20 - Liverpool v Borussia Dortmund - Notre Dame Stadium

  • Sunday July 21 - Liverpool v Sevilla - Fenway Park

  • Thursday July 25 - Liverpool v Sporting Lisbon - Yankee Stadium

  • Sunday July 28 – Liverpool v Napoli – BT Murrayfield

  • Wednesday July 31 – Liverpool v Lyon – Stade de Geneve

  • Tuesday August 6 – Liverpool v Schalke – Anfield

Before taking on Man City in the Charity Shielfd on Sunday 4th August, a week before the Premier League season starts.

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