Liverpool announce tribute match at Anfield for Irish international Michael Robinson


Liverpool v Osasuna take place on August 9.

Liverpool have announced a tribute match at Anfield for Irish international Michael Robinson, who died in April last year.

The game against La Liga Osasuna will pit two former Robinson clubs against each other and take place on Monday, August 9.

Michael Robinson enjoyed spells at both clubs.

Robinson spent 18 months at Liverpool, as a substitute in the club’s European Cup final victory over AS Roma in 1984. He also won a league winner’s medal during his time at Anfield .

He then moved to Queens Park Rangers before moving to Spanish club CA Osasuna in 1987, where he spent two and a half years as a player, scoring 12 goals in 58 La Liga appearances.

Along with all this, the Leicester-born striker made 24 caps for Ireland between 1980 and 1986, scoring four goals.

After his retirement in Spain, Robinson became a leading figure in the country’s sports media, starting with his coverage of the 1990 World Cup in Italy.

Liverpool and Osasuna to pay tribute to Michael Robinson.

He then hosted the cult TV show El Dia Despues for 14 years, a show that “celebrates the culture, the passion and the madness of Spanish football”.

Liverpool and Osasuna will pay tribute to Robinson in front of a 75% crowd at Anfield, just a day after the Reds have to face Athletic Bilbao in the same venue.

The matches will be part of Liverpool’s pre-season preparations, with Jurgen Klopp’s side set to kick off their Premier League campaign on August 14 at Norwich City.

After Robinson died at the age of 61 last year, tributes have been paid from Ireland, the UK and beyond.

Tributes to Michael Robinson.

Former Spain player Cesc Fabregas posted to say: “Today leaves us a great person with a heart of gold. You undoubtedly leave a great void in the professional but no longer in the personnel. We will miss you very much. Rest in peace my friend. “

The great tennis player Rafa Nadal added: “We woke up to the sad news of the death of one of our own. You are the one who has always made us happy with sport. We are grateful to you. A hug and all possible encouragement to your family.

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