The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - SPORT -


Johnston (right) played 190 games for Liver­pool dur­ing the 1980s and was a crowd favourite at An­field, so it is only fit­ting that the man Reds fans knew as “Skippy” will be in Syd­ney for Liver­pool’s 125year cel­e­bra­tion game against Syd­ney FC at ANZ Sta­dium on May 24.

Johnston, 56, learnt to play the game at Lake Mac­quarie near New­cas­tle and has al­ways called Aus­tralia home.

The for­mer Liver­pool mid­fielder will ar­rive in Syd­ney this week.

Johnston will be one of many Liver­pool leg­ends, join­ing flam­boy­ant man­ager

Jur­gen Klopp and his first team play­ers in Syd­ney for the game. The game is well on the way to a sell­out, with tick­ets start­ing from $50 for adults and $29 for kids.

Liver­pool fans plan to recre­ate the fa­mous Kop of An­field at the north­ern end of ANZ Sta­dium and no doubt 80,000 fans will be singing You’ll Never Walk Alone.

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