Gallagher, whose band Beady Eye split in October 2014), appeared at the Juventus Stadium in Torino, the home to Italian football giants Juventus, playing alongside ex-footballers Alessandro Del Piero and Pavel Nedved, as well as fellow musicians.
Speaking to Mail Online, Gallagher stated that he “never” usually gets invited to such events “probably because I’m rubbish”. The match was organised by the Italian equivalent of Soccer Aid.
See photos and video footage below.
— noel news (@noel_news_) June 3, 2015
— Melody Shaker (@RockOnFireMX) June 2, 2015
Liam Gallagher lines up alongside Juventus legends Pavel Nedved and Del Piero.
Only ever run faster from his kid. pic.twitter.com/MYzfb4EYFA
— Pitch banter (@pitch_banter) June 3, 2015
Recent tabloid reports have claimed that Liam and Noel Gallagher had come to “a gentlemen’s agreement” to reunite Oasis, with other reports suggesting that the band would reform without Noel. While Liam offered no comment on the matter, Noel publicly denied that he would be interested in an Oasis reunion, claiming that the original rumour came from a “source close to Liam”.
The band’s former manager Alan McGee recently stated that the group “may not reform for 20 years”. McGee told The Mirror: “Liam and Noel are the happiest I’ve seen them in years, so for that reason I can’t see a reunion happening, before adding: “[But] who knows what goes on in the heads of the Gallaghers?”
Blur bassist Alex James recently spoke about the band’s rivalry with Oasis in a new interview, suggesting that they should reunite so they can support Blur on tour. James told The Independent: “Liam’s come out and said ‘Lonesome Street’ is his favourite song of the year, God bless him. And Damon and Noel are quite good friends now. So, I think, let’s focus on the positives. It’s lovely that it’s got a happy ending. I hope they get back together. They can support us.”
Liam Gallagher has been announced for a 90-minute comeback episode of classic ’90s TV show TFI Friday, alongside fellow musical guests Blur, Roger Daltrey, Mani and The Lightning Seeds’ Ian Broudie.