Aston Villa manager and former Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard looked in great touch, the 41-year-old represented the Liverpool Legends side against Barcelona Legends in a charity match yesterday at Anfield.
They say class is permanent, and that’s what was seen in Stevie G, throughout his play.
Liverpool Legends vs Barcelona Legends: Gerrard, the sole scorer for the Reds
In the Charity match between Former Liverpool and Barcelona players, the Barca Legends came back from being a goal down to win 2-1
Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard ‘leading’ the Liverpool Legends team scored an ‘ice cold’ penalty in the 12th minute of the charity game. The captain for the match was rewarded for being fouled inside the BOX.
Barca Legends in return responded with a ‘clean goal’ as Brazilian Giovanni scored the equaliser in the bottom right corner.
The Barca Legends team were led by the Brazilian legend Rivaldo. The opposition captain also didn’t fail to perform as he scored the winning goal from the spot at Anfield.
He hailed Anfield as “one of the greatest stadiums in the world”. The attacking midfielder returned to The Kop after 18 years, last with Olympiakos for a CL match in 2004.
The other key players
Fondly called the ‘King’, Sir Kenny Dalglish was the manager of the Liverpool Legends team followed by another Legend Ian Rush as his assistant for the one-off game.
Whereas Barca Legends were managed by Spanish International and Barcelona local Albert Ferrer.
The other star players to represent Liverpool were former captain Sami Hyypia, football pundit Jammie Carragher, No. 10 Luis Garcia and winger Steven McManaman amongst others
Barcelona’s lineup included the likes of Roger Garcia, F. Coco, Edmilson and Jesus Angoy as their custodian in goal for the first half.
The game was played in front of a jam-packed Anfield crowd. The proceedings of the match will be in use for the ‘LFC Foundation’.
The match was also streamed on Facebook was a certain fee for others around the world to view.
The legend showed that although they might be aged but ‘football’ still runs through their veins.