Photo: Liverpool to wear special poppy shirts against Chelsea
Liverpool will wear shirts embroidered with poppies for Saturday's clash with Chelsea
Liverpool will wear special shirts embroidered with poppies when they host Chelsea at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.
As part of plans to commemorate Remembrance weekend and the centenary of World War One, the Reds will also sign their jerseys and donate them to the Royal British Legion to auction to raise valuable funds.
Last year, the shirts donated from the club’s remembrance weekend fixture against Fulham raised more than £25,000 for the Poppy Appeal.
In addition to a minute of silence before kick-off, two Liverpool Pals veterans, Joe McGowan and Brad Gilbart led by standard bearer, Ian Mackie – will carry a large poppy to the centre circle, dressed in WWI regalia.
Further support for the Poppy Appeal will be given through an article published in the matchday programme, perimeter LED board advertising and a pre-match bucket collection.
Liverpool vice captain Jordan Henderson said: “It’s really important that the team and the fans have the opportunity to pay their respects together at Anfield this weekend and remember all of those who lost their lives serving their country.
“I’d like to thank all of those involved in the armed forces, and their families for the amazing work they do.”
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