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Steven Gerrard Will Play Against Liverpool for the First Time in Friendly

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The Rangers manager is expected to play a half for his current club when they face Liverpool’s Legends.

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It’s the international break, which means that for the next fortnight, instead of watching Liverpool play football we’ll all be hoping Liverpool’s players aren’t getting injured while they’re off with their national teams.

However, as is often the case during these international breaks, Liverpool Legends are scheduled to take part in a charity match, as they’re heading north to Glasgow to take on Rangers on Saturday afternoon.

And that is especially notable for Liverpool fans given Rangers are the club currently managed by former captain Steven Gerrard, setting up a situation where he was expected to play against his current employers.

It will likely mean more than that, though. It is expected that Gerrard will also play against Liverpool for the first time in his career, with the scuttle out of Scotland today that he will turn out for a half for each side.

Recently, Xabi Alonso did similar when Liverpool’s Legends took on their Bayern Munich counterparts, meaning we’ve all seen something like this before. Still, with Gerrard it does feel a little bit different.

Bar a brief quasi-retirement in MLS, Gerrard spent his entire playing career with the Reds after growing up in the academy, and seeing him play against Liverpool while wearing blue on Saturday will be, well, different.