On March 25th, Anfield will host a charity match between Liverpool Legends and Real Madrid Legends to benefit the Liverpool FC Foundation. The two sides faced each other back in 2015 at the Santiago Bernabeu, where Liverpool lost 4-2.
Among the players representing the Reds is unarguably one of the clubs biggest legends, former captain Steven Gerrard. The Merseyside native has returned to the club as an academy coach after a few years in Los Angeles.
Regarding the upcoming match and the recent training session that included the likes of John Aldridge and Ian Rush, Gerrard was enthusiastic, reporting that the other former players still had it.
“If I take myself back to being the age of eight to 18, before I made my debut, I used to love paying money on the Kop to watch these people,” he told the official website.
“So to get the chance to have a kickabout with them, a bit of banter, and to compete with them against Real Madrid is a dream come true.
“To be honest with you, everyone has still got it. What everyone hasn’t got is that fitness and shape. But you can see everyone has still got the quality with their touch and movement.
“The magical thing about it is that competitiveness; we often talk about it in the real game at first-team level. You’ve got to have it at any level of football and these have still got it.”
These charity matches are always entertaining to watch, and it will be fun to see Gerrard -- and his fellow teammates — don that famous red shirt once again.