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Liverpool FC and Everton FC unite in charity game to beat world record
Published : 02 Feb 2010 06:10:00
Liverpool FC and Everton unite in charity game to beat world record HEROES from Merseyside's two Premier League clubs joined fans ahead of this Saturday's derby. Liverpool's Jamie Carragher and Everton's Leighton Baines have picked two sides to represent their clubs and compete against each other. The stars were at Goodison Park last night to give the lucky 16 fans their kits for the big game after they were selected from more than 80 hopefuls, who initially attended a three-week 'boot camp'. Their aim now is to break 31 hours and achieve the Guinness world record for the longest continuous game of five-a-side football. Carragher said: 'I think it's great that the two clubs are coming together in derby week. It shows that we can be united and it's about time that we came together a bit more. 'I'm here just to give the players plenty of encouragement. It's a unique game and it'll be great that this city will have the record and that three local charities will benefit from all the money that's raised.' The 23 Foundation, The Everton Foundation and Radio City's Cash For Kids will be the beneficiaries of the donations. Baines added: 'There has been a lot of banter between the two sides, which is always great to see in the run up to derby week. 'I think it will be a great achievement for players to beat the record and get themselves in the Guinness Book of Records. We'll give them as much support as we can.'