Liverpool footballing legend Dietmar Hamann will be hoping to score success with soccer fans when he touches down in Doncaster next week.
The German soccer star, affectionately known as Didi, will be making a one-off appearance at the Diamond Live Lounge in Wood Street on March 5 when fans will be able to quiz him about his glittering career at Anfield.
Defensive enforcer Hamann arrived on Merseyside in the summer of 1999 and won practically every cup competition available during his seven-year stay at the Premiership giants.
A highly athletic midfielder with tremendous composure, he developed a strong emotional bond with the club’s supporters after arriving at Anfield from Newcastle as part of Gerard Houllier’s reshaping of the squad.
Sitting at the base of Liverpool’s midfield, Hamann made an art out of breaking down opposition attacks with his intelligent reading of the game and tackling prowess.
After quickly settling in his first season with the Reds, Didi featured on 53 occasions during the treble campaign of 2000-01 and started all three finals – League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup.
His introduction at half-time in the 2005 Champions League final – with the Reds trailing 3-0 against AC Milan in Istanbul – altered the course of Liverpool history.
It was the calming influence of Hamann which shackled the previously rampant Kaka and allowed those spearheading the Liverpool attack more freedom, resulting in a famous fifth European Cup.
Tickets are £25 or £35 for a meet and greet and are available on the door on the night.
The event starts at 8pm.