MAIL – Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish and Luis Suarez…can Rickie Lambert become the next great Liverpool number seven?

With Luis Suarez’s move to Barcelona completed, Rickie Lambert could be set to take on the mantle of Liverpool’s famous number seven shirt. But the question now is whether he can emulate Luis Suarez and earn the right to be mentioned in the same breath as others who have worn Liverpool’s iconic number seven.


ANFIELD RD – Legends train at Melwood ahead of special match

MELWOOD, the famous training ground of Liverpool FC, was the scene of a special training session on Monday featuring the likes of Kenny Dalglish, Roy Evans, Alan Kennedy and Jan Molby. The session was being held in advance of the ‘Celebration of the 96’ charity match due to take place at Anfield on Easter Monday afternoon, in aid of the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG) and Liverpool FC Foundation. Also joining in were former Ireland and Liverpool stars Ronnie Whelan and Jason McAteer. The game will see a “UK and Ireland” side take on “The Rest of the World” and the squads – so far – were announced earlier: UK & Ireland Kenny Dalglish (Manager) Roy Evans (Assistant Manager) Alan Kennedy David Burrows Danny Murphy David James David Thompson Gary McAllister Ian Rush Jamie Redknapp Jason McAteer John Aldridge John Barnes John Wark Mark Wright Michael Owen Michael Thomas Peter Beardsley Ray Houghton Rob Jones Robbie Fowler Ronnie Whelan Steve McManaman Rest of the World Gerard Houllier (Manager) Phil Thompson (Assistant Manager) Patrice Bergues (Coach) Sammy Lee (Coach) Joe Corrigan (Coach) Bjorn Tore Kvarme Didi Hamann Jari Litmanen Jan Molby Luis Garcia Markus Babbel Salif Diao Sami Hyypia Stephane Henchoz Stig Inge Bjornebye Vegard Heggem Vladimir Smicer As well as this 90-minute legends match there will also be a community football session on the Anfield pitch on the day involving players from the first-team, the Academy and the Ladies team. Tickets, priced at £15 for adults and £5 for kids are available from www.liverpoolfc.com/celebrate96.