Liverpool FC ‘Greats’ Fowler, Hamann and McAteer surprise fans on a spectacular rooftop pitch in Dublin City Centre…that calls for a Carlsberg!

A football stadium built on top of a Dublin City Centre car park; Liverpool FC ‘Greats’ Robbie Fowler, Dietmar Hamann and Jason McAteer surprising fans on the streets of the capital who were challenged to take part in a skills contest on the spectacular rooftop pitch that evening and the winners securing a VIP trip to Liverpool FC’s last game of the season and the chance to play at Anfield…that calls for a Carlsberg!

Carlsberg hosted this spectacular event in Dublin recently to launch their #JOINTHEGREATS campaign, giving 84 Irish football fans the once in a lifetime opportunity to play on current Premier League table-toppers Liverpool FC’s hallowed Anfield turf with their mates. Check out the video of the launch here: bit.ly/1hirHJc

The day stated as football fans got the surprise of their lives when Liverpool ‘Greats’ Robbie Fowler, Dietmar Hamann and Jason McAteer unexpectedly dropped in on them. The action happened for unassuming members of the public 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.

Each team was captained by one of the former players, but Republic of Ireland and Liverpool legend Jason McAteer’s team didn’t arrive back within the 90 minute deadline, so he ended up as the Goalkeeper for the penalty shoot-out! The eventual winning team – led by Ahmad Fakhry from Dublin and his three mates -were captained by Dietmar Hamann, whose team defeated Robbie Fowler’s with the lucky winners securing the first four spots on this ultimate football experience.

This amazing prize for 84 Irish football fans includes a VIP trip over  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;  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 facebook.com/carlsbergfootball 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