LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 26, 2022: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard during the pre-match warm-up before the LFC Foundation friendly match between Liverpool FC Legends and FC Barcelona Legends at Anfield. (Pic by Paul Currie/Propaganda)

Steven Gerrard starts for LFC Legends vs. Barcelona

Steven Gerrard captains Liverpool’s legends side against Barcelona Legends this afternoon at Anfield.

The Reds’ iconic former captain has been named in the starting eleven for the charity match against the Spanish opposition.

Gerrard will take to the field alongside a whole host of former Reds teammates, including Sami Hyypia and Jamie Carragher who are both named in the starting XI by the management team of Sir Kenny Dalglish, Ian Rush, John Aldridge and John Barnes.

Treble-cup winning goalkeeper Sander Westerveld starts between the sticks as he and his defensive quartet — of Glen Johnson, Bjorne-Tore Kvarme, Hyypia and Daniel Agger — are tasked with keeping former Balon D’or winner Rivaldo quiet.

In midfield, Gerrard is joined by Garcia – who will be donning the tricolours of Barcelona for the second half of the contest – and Brazilian Fabio Aurelio, who will be looking to make his debut for the Liverpool legends with one of his famous set-pieces.

Up front will be Dirk Kuyt, leading the line with his energy!

Barcelona will be running out at Anfield with some of the finest players to grace European football over the past couple of decades, as Rivaldo – who famously tried to engineer a move to the Reds in 2003 – is joined by legendary defender Edgar Davids.

The Reds have the likes of Maxi Rodriguez, who only retired earlier this year, in reserve.


Starting Lineups

Liverpool: Westerveld, Johnson, Kvarme, Hyypia, Agger, Carragher; Gerrard, Aurelio, Diao, Garcia; Kuyt

Barcelona: Angoy, Belletti, Dehu, Davids, Trashorras, Savolia, Giully, Rivaldo, Garcia Edmilson, Coco.