Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher will return to football action at the Soccer Aid charity event next month, as a host of former Reds players provide their support for the fundraising occasion.

Launched in 2006 by pop star Robbie Williams, a combination of ex-professionals and celebrities from England take on their counterparts from a Rest of the World team every two years.

The aim of Soccer Aid is to raise money for UNICEF, thereby helping vulnerable children around the world by providing critical and life-saving food, medicine, education, nutrition and clean water.

In 2012, the England contingent saw off the Rest of the World with a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford and, more importantly, a remarkable total of £4.9million was generated by the increasingly successful event.

Having retired from the professional game in May 2013, following a 17-year Anfield career, Carragher will tie up his laces again for Soccer Aid 2014, running out alongside Jamie Redknapp.

So on Sunday, June 8, the Bootle native will cross swords with illustrious names such as Alessandro Del Piero, Andriy Shevchenko, Edgar Davids and Clarence Seedorf, all in the name of charity.

Fellow former Reds including John Aldridge, Alan Kennedy, Jan Molby and Phil Thompson have also offered their backing to the cause in a preview video which can be watched by clicking here.

For more information on the objectives of Soccer Aid, how to attend or watch this year's event, and details on making a donation, please click here to visit the official website.