Jurgen Klopp nicknames Brendan Rodgers his landlord at Liverpool 11 months ago

Jurgen Klopp nicknames Brendan Rodgers his landlord at Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has never been to Glasgow before but that is about to change.

Klopp is set to take charge of a side which will be captained by James Milner for A Match for Cancer this Saturday in Celtic Park.

Brendan Rodgers will be in the opposite dugout, managing a team with Stiliyan Petrov as skipper.

Petrov, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2012, has assembled a squad which includes the likes of Henrik Larsson, Scott Brown, Gareth Barry, Robbie Keane, Luis Garcia and Hristo Stoichkov for the game.

Milner, meanwhile, has enlisted the help of John Arne Riise, Jamie Redknapp, John Terry, Dirk Kuyt, Joleon Lescott and Shay Given, among others.

Klopp is excited about the match, every penny of which will be donated to fighting cancer through three equal beneficiary charities - Celtic FC Foundation, the Stiliyan Petrov Foundation and the James Milner Foundation.

And in his message to Rodgers, Klopp's predecessor at Liverpool, the German revealed his playful nickname for the current Celtic boss.

"It will be fun for sure, especially because I will meet my landlord for the first time since he left Liverpool and I came here," Klopp said.

"We have a lot of things to talk about like the plumbing issue, electricity, the pool and stuff like that.

"Brendan, I hope you are in good shape and we can sort a few things that day.

"I'm really looking forward to seeing you all there. It will be great and it's for something good."

Tickets for A Match for Cancer are now on general sale, on a first come first served basis – maximum of 10 per person - priced at £14 for adults and £6 for concessions*. 

Tickets are available to purchase online at www.celticfc.net, by calling 0871 226 1888** or by visiting the Celtic Ticket Office. The lower tier will be on sale in the first instance and Rail Seating does not apply to this match.