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Liverpool legends trip to India has been postponed to January, 2015, and the match will be played at the Nehru Stadium in Delhi.
Liverpool Masters were supposed to play a team of Bollywood stars and Indian footballers on October 10,2014, but it has now been postponed for at least three months due to unavoidable circumstances. Former Liverpool player Barry Venison, whose company Vantage Football Solutions, was organising the match confirmed to The Times of India that the match will now be played next year in January.
Barry Venison: “The Liverpool legends are extremely disappointed that we will not be playing an Indian All Star team in Delhi on October 10 as planned. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the event cannot go ahead at this time. We are working hard to resolve the issue with all parties and are hopeful of staging this mouthwatering event in January.
“Our goal remains exactly the same — to elevate the rising profile of football in India and, most importantly, raise substantial funds for underprivileged children, while at the same time making sure everybody has a great time watching the spectacle.”
Barry Venison was the part of the Liverpool squad that last won the English Premier League. Ian Rush, John Barnes, Robbie Fowler, Dietmar Hamann, Steve McManaman, Patrick Berger, Vladimir Smicer and Bruce Grobbelaar have confirmed their presence, according to The Times of India.
The Indian team will include Bollywood stars and football players. Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Dino Morea, Baichung Bhutia, IM Vijayan, Jo Paul Ancheri, Bruno Coutinho, Derrick Pereira and Alvito D’Cunha have confirmed their participation.