Video: Robbie Fowler, Jason McAteer and Didi Hamann making Irish Liverpool fans’ day in Dublin last month 9 years ago

Video: Robbie Fowler, Jason McAteer and Didi Hamann making Irish Liverpool fans’ day in Dublin last month

A surprise meeting with three Liverpool legends and the chance to win tickets to Liverpool’s last game of the season? It doesn’t get much better for Irish Liverpool fans than that.


As if mounting a genuine challenge for a first title in 24 years and watching their team play some of the most exciting football seen in the Premier League for some time wasn’t enough, a selection of Irish Liverpool fans were in for an extra treat last month when club greats Robbie Fowler, Didi Hamann and Jason McAteer made a surprise appearance and made their day in Dublin.

The lads were in town to take part in a Carlsberg event in Dublin last month to compete along with fans in a skills contest on a spectacular rooftop pitch in the city with the winners securing a VIP trip to Liverpool FC’s last game of the season and the chance to play at Anfield.

Earlier in the day, Fowler, McAteer and Hamann unexpectedly dropped in on unassuming Liverpool fans in a special video-booth set up by Carlsberg on South William Street, where fans were recounting stories of how they have been ‘Great’ fans, hoping to win some prizes.

The ‘Greats’, hiding in a secret section of the booth, surprised the fans resulting in some great stories, brilliant one-liners and hilarious reactions. Three lucky fans were surprised by the ‘Greats’ and challenged to return with three mates each within 90 minutes to take part in a skills challenge on the amazing rooftop football pitch built overnight nearby, with the prize of a trip to play at Anfield with their mates up for grabs for the winning team.


You can check out what happened for yourself in the video above and if you’re a Liverpool fan you’ll want to try and win one of 20 remaining prizes as Carlsberg are bringing 84 Irish football fans on a VIP trip to see Liverpool FC’s final game of the season at Anfield on May 11th as the Reds take on Newcastle United in what could be a title deciding game.

The prize includes tickets to the premium Carlsberg Lounge for a meal and event with club ‘Greats’, transfers and accommodation. To top this all off is the money can’t buy experience of getting kitted out in the dressing room and walking out of the iconic Anfield tunnel to play with your mates on one of the most famous pitches in the world…and to play on the pitch with some Liverpool FC Greats!

The competition is strictly over 18’s only and runs from March 13th until the closing date of April 20th. The truly ‘great’ news is that there are 20 more top prizes still up for grabs.

These can be won by purchasing Carlsberg in participating pubs and off licences, entering via Carlsberg Football’s Facebook page or listening into Newstalk during April for a further opportunity to win the prize.


Please note, you can only become a fan of the Carlsberg Ireland Football Facebook page if you are over 18 and you must be over 18 to enter the JOIN THE GREATS competition.