Saturday was definitely a good day to see some older men play some football. Liverpool hosted one of their now famous Legends matches against the Milan Glorie - AC Milan’s own legends - at Anfield on Saturday to raise money for the LFC Foundation and the match did not disappoint. With legendary players like Robbie Fowler, Daniel Agger, Andrea Pirlo, Kaka, and Cafu all coming back to Anfield, there was plenty to enjoy (and that includes the last gasp winner). Jamie Carragher, who took part in the match as well, spoke to the Echo following the match about Liverpool’s title chances and raising money for the foundation by playing some old ball.
“It was just brilliant to run out at Anfield again,” our Uncle Jamie said. “You do miss it once you’ve stopped. These games are always exciting to play in and I’m just glad that we’ve won another one.
“Milan have great players, are a great club, I’ve got huge respect for what they’ve done.
“It was tough – it was like a proper game! Sometimes these games can be a bit slow and laboured but you could see that was a proper game.
“You always want a few goals at both ends in these type of games for the supporters. It was one of the best games we’ve played and that’s credit to both sides.
“It was great to see all the lads again and raise a few quid for charity.”
Carragher was joined once again by the likes of Luis Garcia, Dirk Kuyt, and of course Steven Gerrard, to be managed by Sir Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush as his assistant. A happy reunion for all these greats who probably see as much of each other as we assume they do, in the name of the good work that LFC Foundation does.
“The Foundation do a great job in helping a lot of people across Merseyside. That’s why we were all here,” continued the former defender. “With the funds involved in the game now, it’s only right that you give a bit back.”
He’s not wrong, and of course this was the perfect chance for the conversation to turn towards the current Liverpool squad and their journey towards silverware this year - including that precious and elusive Premier League title (and all the money that comes with it).
“It’s very tight,” Carragher said of the title race. “City are in pole position. I still think City are big favourites as they’ve been there before and they have got that lead.
“But Liverpool are in a decent position as well. The real run-in starts now once this international break is out of the way. There are seven games left and it’s going to be exciting.
“Will there be bumps in the road? None I hope, hopefully there are a few for City.
“I think both teams will drop points and I expect it to go right to the wire. It’s going to be a great end to the season, really exciting. It’s been a few years since we’ve had a finish like that and it’s just great that Liverpool are involved.
“It’s exciting as it’s not just the Premier League Liverpool are going for, it’s the Champions League as well. Credit to the manager and the players for putting themselves in a great position.”
Hopes are high for this team to be able to prove they truly are one of the best in the world - and not just us singing about it.