BT Sport has confirmed that t will have exclusive broadcast rights to England and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard’s testimonial game.
Gerrard will be honoured at Anfield on Saturday, August 3, kick off 12.45pm, when the Reds take on Greek champions Olympiacos to mark his one-club career of 630 appearances and 159 goals.
IN addition to exclusive live coverage of the match in the UK and Ireland, BT Sport will offer viewers post-match interviews with Gerrard,
All money raised from the inspirational leader’s testimonial year events, including the testimonial match, will be donated to the Steven Gerrard Foundation, which supports children’s charities in Merseyside and beyond. BT Sport’s payment for exclusive live rights to the match will also be paid directly to the foundation.
Gerrard said he was ‘delighted that BT Sport will be showing my testimonial live and that this will help to raise more money for the important work of my foundation.”
He added: “It should be a great match and will be a competitive one in preparation for the coming season. I have great memories of the last time we played Olympiacos, when I was fortunate enough to score against them to go through to the knockout stage, on our way to winning the UEFA Champions League in 2004/5.”
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said the game would “act as a perfect curtain raiser for the coming season and a first opportunity for football fans to experience what BT Sport will have to offer over the coming years.”