Ex-Liverpool stars express their delight on social media after legends game

Speaking ahead of the match, the former Reds playmaker told the Liverpool Echo that he believes 24-year-old Philippe Coutinho's form is key to helping Liverpool finish in the top four.

With the already Reds up 3-0 in a one-sided affair, Gerrard deftly collected a ball into the box in the 78th minute, teeing it up on his right foot before smashing a volley into the bottom corner to the delight of the Kop behind the goal.

He only retired a year ago, but it looks like Steven Gerrard could still do a job at a respectable level.

But it would not be enough as Ian Rush's team held on to win, Gerrard not surprisingly claiming the man of the match award.

Click through the gallery above to see photos of Steven Gerrard playing for Liverpool legends.

"It's been a hard week for the current players, the ex-players, the supporters, but none more so than Ronnie's family".

"The most important thing is to entertain people as much as we can". "We tried to enjoy it as much as possible".

His last and final appearance for Liverpool at Anfield was on 16 May 2015 against Crystal Palace in a 1-3 loss before moving to LA Galaxy, so he will be hoping for happier memories today. "Seven goals and in the last minutes a bit of tension, it was all good".

A special occasion played out by a host of special players from Liverpool's history. With such greats in both line-ups, it was expected to be a cracker of a match.

If we were to momentarily suspend disbelief and imagine there's anything to this rumor, one would have to imagine that an acquisition of this extent would be a reactive measure responding to the outbound transfer of a significant current player.

  • Julie Sanders