Steven Gerrard produced an inspiring display as the Liverpool Legends sealed a 4-3 win at home to their Real Madrid counterparts on Saturday.
Goals from Michael Owen, John Aldridge and Robbie Fowler set the Reds legends on their way to victory at Anfield, with Gerrard also slotting home in front of the Kop in the second half.
In a clash furnished with moments of genuine quality from the likes of Luis Figo, Clarence Seedorf and Daniel Agger, it was the former Liverpool captain who stood out.
As well as his excellent strike, Gerrard assisted each of Liverpool’s other three goals, proving his evergreen talent and hit the bar from 30 yards.
And the 36-year-old certainly sparked the imaginations of supporters on social media.
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— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 25, 2017
GERRARD YOU LEGEND! Oh my ??
— Ruth ? (@Apple_Head94) March 25, 2017
Please play for us again Gerrard. What a goal.
— Anfield Truth ? (@AnfieldTruth) March 25, 2017
Oh how I've missed seeing Steven Gerrard score in front of the Kop.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) March 25, 2017
“As previously stated, he should still be playing for and wearing the captain’s armband in the current squad, how we miss him.”
– Warren Brown on Facebook.
The legend never dies
— Saw Sinawin (@sawbeastt) March 25, 2017
Steven Gerrard with his greatest ever goal for Liverpool
— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) March 25, 2017
“He will be missed as a player for years to come.”
– Rob Connelly on Facebook.
Gerrard at his age would still be our best midfielder by a country mile, if he was still in the side! #LFC
— Timmy Robson (@WaveyTimz277) March 25, 2017
Steven Gerrard's crosses > any current #LFC player.
— Leroy | LFC Impulse (@LFCImpulse) March 25, 2017
Gerrard is still better than Pogba #CaptainFantastic
— Bst (@normalonejk) March 25, 2017
Gerrard cheating in this match by being able to run. #LiverpoolLegends v #RealMadridLegends
— AS English (@English_AS) March 25, 2017
“Steven G and Seedorf were playing like it was the UCL final and they had a score to settle. What a match.”
– Mihir Ghate on Facebook.
Rooney plays every week and is useless
We let #Gerrard go and he STILL plays out of this world
Makes you wonder eh
— It's not a Beard. It's a Goatee?????? (@4dger) March 25, 2017
Liverpool have had some great great players over the years, but for me Gerrard will always be the number 1. What a outstanding player #LFC
— Terry (@Terry_LFC6) March 25, 2017
I'll forever be grateful to the Lord Almighty for giving me the absolute pleasure of watching Gerrard in his prime.
— Punnen Thomas (@punnentom) March 25, 2017