Liverpool Legends demolished the Australian Legends 4-0 In front of 40,815 fans at Sydney Olympic Stadium last night.
The match featured legends including former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, Ian Rush, Robbie Slater, Brett Emerton and many others.
Jarryd Hayne and Blues Origin star Robbie Farah were on the sideline along with current Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold cheering the Australians on.
Although the Australia oldies tried hard they were no match for the Liverpool greats who ran rings around their opponents.
Rush, 54, scored a scintillating goal in the 74th minute. As the “Welsh wizard” he scored 346 goals in 660 appearances. Spaniard Luis Garcia, a spritely 37, earned himself a double and John Aldridge, 57, got a goal to round out the once in a lifetime occasion.
In a post-match interview Gerrard said playing alongside such legendary stars gave him goosebumps.
“It’s incredible to share a pitch with Ian Rush, John Aldridge; these guys I grew up watching.”
The Liverpool Legends manager Gerard Houllier told Fox Sports the thrill of seeing Alridge and Rush score encapsulated the thrill of following Liverpool and the style of football it represents.
“It was special and it shows you can get old but their talent was to score goals for Liverpool and it’s still there.”
The exhibition football match lived up to all the hype. The Liverpool team song “You’ll never walk alone” echoed through the stadium well before the match started. – Jesse Mullens
Top photo of Liverpool fans at Sydney Olympic Stadium from the Liverpool FC Facebook page.