Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher pick squads for all-star charity match

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Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher finally got together to name their line-ups for the star-studded charity match at Anfield. 

The match, in aid of the Liverpool FC foundation, will be played at an already sold-out Anfield on March 29. The Liverpool legends will line-up alongside a host of stars including Xabi Alonso, Thierry Henry and John Terry. Oh, and a certain Luis Suarez. 

The Uruguayan was set to play a part in the national team's friendly against Morocco the day before the charity game, but has been left out of the squad to travel to North Africa by Oscar Tabarez.

Suarez was picked by first-team captain Gerrard, whose team boasts an incredible array of attacking talent. The Barcelona man will play next to former Anfield hero Fernando Torres and Henry in a devastating front three that would give any current defence sleepless nights. 

It was easy to see why Gerrard was happy with his selections. He told the Daily Mirror: "I think I've got all the big names, all the stars, I still have current LFC stars and academy kids to add to that.

"Brendan Rodgers will manage my team, pick it and sort tactics. We're interviewing for a manager for Carra's team!"

Gerrard also praised former England teammate John Terry for signing up to play. He said: "John Terry jumped at the chance to help.

"Credit to him. Many in his position would have turned down the offer."

Carragher has adopted a more conservative approach with his strike force, electing for the work rate of Dirk Kuyt, the power of Didier Drogba and the tenacity of Craig Bellamy. 

The video shows that the former teammates couldn't resist having a little dig at each other in the selection process either. Gerrard has a little swipe at Bellamy's golf clubs, Carragher digs at Babel's poor stint on Merseyside and the former England captain references Alvaro Arbeloa's fight with the former Reds centre-back when the two played for Liverpool.

Gerrard and Carragher are set to face the media in a press conference on Thursday afternoon. It is thought there are even bigger stars set to be unveiled for the game. Here's hoping, anyway.

Liverpool fans: what sort of welcome with Fernando Torres get back at Liverpool? And who do you think will win out of these two teams?

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