The best photos as Steven Gerrard fires Liverpool Legends to win in front of the Kop

23 March 2019

Steven Gerrard returned to Anfield as the Liverpool Legends sealed a dramatic late 3-2 win over a star-studded Milan Glorie side on Saturday.


With Jurgen Klopp‘s side embarking on international duty for the last time this season, Anfield played host to a myriad of iconic names from the past this weekend.

Taking on their AC Milan counterparts in a throwback to the 2005 and 2007 Champions League finals, the Liverpool Legends entertained a big crowd on Merseyside in aid of the LFC Foundation.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 23, 2019: Liverpool's assistant manager Ian Rush and manager Sir Kenny Dalglish during the LFC Foundation charity match between Liverpool FC Legends and Milan Glorie at Anfield. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

In the dugout were two players with 518 goals for the club between them, as Ian Rush supported Sir Kenny Dalglish in his duties as manager.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 23, 2019: Liverpool's LFC Legends line-up for a team group photograph before the LFC Foundation charity match between Liverpool FC Legends and Milan Glorie at Anfield. Back row L-R: Salif Diao, Michael Owen, Steve McManaman, goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek, Glen Johnson, Djimi Traore, Daniel Agger, Jamie Carragher, Bjorn Tore Kvarme, John Aldridge, goalkeeper Sander Westerveld , assistant manager Ian Rush, manager Sir Kenny Dalglish. Front row L-R: Alan Kennedy, Robbie Fowler, Patrik Berger, captain Steven Gerrard, Luis Garcia, Dirk Kuyt, Vladimir Smicer, Sami Hyypia, Djibril Cisse. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 23, 2019: Liverpool's Steven Gerrard during the LFC Foundation charity match between Liverpool FC Legends and Milan Glorie at Anfield. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Gerrard wore the captain’s armband as he started alongside the likes of Jamie Carragher, Sami Hyypia, Luis Garcia and Dirk Kuyt, with Anfield calling for the legendary No. 8 to shoot any time he picked up the ball near the box.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 23, 2019: Liverpool's Sammy Hyypia during the LFC Foundation charity match between Liverpool FC Legends and Milan Glorie at Anfield. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

It was great to see Hyypia back in a Liverpool shirt as one of the heroes of Istanbul, with the Finn lining up alongside Carragher, Daniel Agger and Djimi Traore in a back four in the first half, after Alan Kennedy’s early substitution.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 23, 2019: Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt and AC Milan's Manuel Rui Costa during the LFC Foundation charity match between Liverpool FC Legends and Milan Glorie at Anfield. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Milan were certainly not without their own big names, with Andrea Pirlo, Rui Costa and Cafu among those to start the game, managed by Carlo Ancelotti.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 23, 2019: Liverpool's Robbie Fowler celebrates scoring the opening goal to make the score 1-0 with Steven Gerrard, Luis Garcia and Dirk Kuyt during the LFC Foundation charity match between Liverpool FC Legends and Milan Glorie at Anfield. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

They were unable to beat Jerzy Dudek in the first half, however, and Liverpool went into the break in the lead as Robbie Fowler showcased his evergreen ability in the box with a smart volleyed finish.

Celebrating with his younger team-mates Gerrard, Garcia and Kuyt, there was a clear sign of who retired first!

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 23, 2019: Liverpool's Djibril Cisse celebrates scoring his goal to make the score 2-0 during the LFC Foundation charity match between Liverpool FC Legends and Milan Glorie at Anfield. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Djibril Cisse was one of a number of players to come on at the break as the King rang the changes, and the Frenchman doubled Liverpool’s lead after Patrik Berger’s great through ball.

But Milan soon reduced the deficit with a moment of magic from Pirlo, who capitalised after Agger brought down Kaka outside the box, beating Sander Westerveld with a trademark free-kick.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 23, 2019: Liverpool's manager Sir Kenny Dalglish during the LFC Foundation charity match between Liverpool FC Legends and Milan Glorie at Anfield. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Kenny didn’t miss a beat on the touchline, rolling back the years as he returned to temporary management.

He will have been left disappointed as Guiseppe Pancaro levelled the scores with a brilliant curling effort from outside the box as full-time loomed.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 23, 2019: Liverpool's Steven Gerrard scores his sides third goal to make the score 3-2 during the LFC Foundation charity match between Liverpool FC Legends and Milan Glorie at Anfield. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

But Anfield erupted as that man Stevie G scored a last-minute winner in front of the Kop, as if it were scripted.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 23, 2019: Liverpool's Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring his sides third goal to make the score 3-2 during the LFC Foundation charity match between Liverpool FC Legends and Milan Glorie at Anfield. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 23, 2019: goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek makes a save during the LFC Foundation charity match between Liverpool FC Legends and Milan Glorie at Anfield. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 23, 2019: goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek makes a save during the LFC Foundation charity match between Liverpool FC Legends and Milan Glorie at Anfield. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the Legends match at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday March 23, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

It was the perfect end to a brilliant afternoon, with around £1 million raised for the LFC Foundation as the legends secured another comeback victory over Milan.

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