Luis Garcia says it was ‘special’ to play with former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard once more yesterday.
Garcia and Gerrard were just two members of the ‘Liverpool Legends’ team that took on Celtic at Anfield on Saturday. The Reds ran out 2-0 winners, with Stevie G bagging himself a goal from the penalty spot. All in aid of the LFC Foundation.
And speaking to ESPN FC after the event at Anfield had ended, Garcia gave his thoughts on a lovely afternoon.
“It’s always a pleasure, I think that these kinds of games are great for us, to be back at Anfield, the atmosphere, always for a great cause – the Liverpool Foundation,” said the 44-year-old.
“And catch up with legends like Steven Gerrard, Kenny Dalglish, [Martin] Skrtel who arrived also for the game, [Albert] Riera, Mo Sissoko, Fabio Aurelio, all the guys. I think it’s just fantastic. Stevie is always special, he played for the 90 minutes, he’s still fit, still can run, still can smash the ball and today scored a goal from the penalty spot. So, it was fantastic to catch up with Steven.”
Great to have you back, Stevie
Whenever these legends games roll around now, there’s always one player fans want to see above all else – Stevie G.
The former Reds captain was once again a key man against Celtic, opening the scoring from the penalty spot. As an ex-Rangers manager, it was obviously a sweet moment for Gerrard and he celebrated it accordingly.
The goal was also a reminder that the 42-year-old now has affiliations besides Liverpool.
It remains to be seen exactly what the future holds for Stevie. After a disappointing first Premier League management spell with Aston Villa, he’ll surely be keen to get back behind the reigns of another club.
But for now, it’s nice to once again have him fully as a Liverpool man. That’s the way things should be.
If Gerrard doesn’t fancy taking on another top job, there should always be a position open for him at Anfield. Whether that’s on Jurgen Klopp’s coaching staff or simply in an ambassadorial role, his presence in and around the club is always welcome.
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