Photos: Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler & Co. seal Liverpool Legends 4-3 win over Real Madrid

25 March 2017

We take a look at the best of a photos as a Steven Gerrard-inspired Liverpool Legends side recorded a 4-3 win at home to Real Madrid.


A side full of Reds stars of the past took to Anfield for their latest charity clash, looking for revenge after Real’s 4-2 win at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2015.

This was a much-changed Liverpool side, however, with Gerrard and Daniel Agger among those to recently turn out for the first team, with the former only leaving the club two years ago.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 25, 2017: Liverpoolís Jamie Carragher is joined by the players from both teams in a minute applause for the former Liverpool player Ronnie Moran who died this week before a Legends friendly match against Real Madrid at Anfield. (Pic by Peter Powell/Propaganda)

Before kickoff, both sides paid tribute to the late, great Ronnie Moran, with a minute’s applause held at Anfield for the recently passed Mr Liverpool.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 25, 2017: Liverpool's Steve McManaman waving to fans before a Legends friendly match against Real Madrid at Anfield. (Pic by Lexie Lin/Propaganda)

Steve McManaman was among the familiar faces on show on Merseyside, with the cultured midfielder turning out for both Liverpool and Real throughout the afternoon.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 25, 2017: Liverpool’s Michael Owen in action against Real Madrid during a Legends friendly match at Anfield. (Pic by Peter Powell/Propaganda)

Michael Owen was another to have represented both sides, and the striker looked one of the most threatening in the opening stages.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 25, 2017: Liverpool’s Michael Owen is congratulated by Liverpool’s Robbie Fowler after scoring the opening goal against Real Madrid during a Legends friendly match at Anfield. (Pic by Peter Powell/Propaganda)

Owen got the Reds off to a great start with a close-range header, after an excellent cross from none other than Gerrard.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 25, 2017: Liverpoolís Steven Gerrard in action against Real Madrid during a Legends friendly match at Anfield. (Pic by Peter Powell/Propaganda)

The former Liverpool captain ran the show from start to finish, outshining his Real counterpart, Luis Figo.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 25, 2017: Liverpool's Daniel Agger in action against Real Madrid during a Legends friendly match at Anfield. (Pic by Lexie Lin/Propaganda)

It was great to see Agger pull on the red shirt again, with the Dane retiring from professional football in 2015, with his latter years dogged by injury—though his quality still shone through.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 25, 2017: Liverpool's Luis Garcia in action against Real Madrid during a Legends friendly match at Anfield. (Pic by Lexie Lin/Propaganda)

Luis Garcia, somewhat of a veteran in legends fixtures at this stage, was another to have impressed on Saturday, with the Spaniard arguably the fittest player on the pitch.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 25, 2017: Liverpoolís John Aldridge is congratulated after scoring the second goal Real Madrid's Steve McManaman during a Legends friendly match at Anfield. (Pic by Peter Powell/Propaganda)

Liverpool didn’t get their second goal of the afternoon until after half-time, when substitute John Aldridge tapped home, with another assist from Gerrard.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 25, 2017: Liverpoolís Robbie Fowler scores the third goal making the score against Real Madrid during a Legends friendly match at Anfield. (Pic by Peter Powell/Propaganda)

And when Gerrard was bundled over in the box by Jerzy Dudek, Fowler stepped up to slot home the penalty.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 25, 2017: Liverpoolís Robbie Fowler in action against Real Madrid's Michael Salgado during a Legends friendly match at Anfield. (Pic by Peter Powell/Propaganda)

Fowler received plenty of stick for not allowing Gerrard to take the penalty, but as the 41-year-old said after the game: “I wasn’t wanting to give up that chance of scoring in front of the Kop.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 25, 2017: Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the fourth goal against Real Madrid during a Legends friendly match at Anfield. (Pic by Peter Powell/Propaganda)

Gerrard had his moment of glory soon after, however, touching down Jason McAteer’s cross before firing an unstoppable volley into the back of the net to make it 4-0.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 25, 2017: Liverpool's Alan Kennedy during a Legends friendly match against Real Madrid at Anfield. (Pic by Lexie Lin/Propaganda)

Alan Kennedy, who sealed Liverpool their third European Cup triumph in 1981 with the only goal in a win over Real in Paris, was among those to turn out in the second-half sun.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 25, 2017: Liverpool's Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard during a Legends friendly match against Real Madrid at Anfield. (Pic by Lexie Lin/Propaganda)

And while Real pegged the home side back through late goals from Edwin Congo, Fernando Morientes and Ruben de la Red, it was just great to see some old faces back together once again.

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