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Liverpool Legends make remarkable comeback against Ajax Legends in charity match

Published at :March 23, 2024 at 11:59 PM
Modified at :March 23, 2024 at 11:59 PM
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Aditya Chauhan


Liverpool Legends scored four back-to-back goals

Liverpool Legends made a remarkable comeback against Ajax Legends and won the charity match 4-2 at Anfield.

The charity match between these two teams was to raise money for the LFC Foundation and Forever Reds.

Ajax Legends were comfortably leading 2-0 at the end of the first half. Derk Boerrigter and Kiki Musampa scored a goal each for the away side. They fell behind in the second minute.

Gregory Vignal, Djibril Cisse, and Nabil El Zhar scored three goals in the second half before Fernando Torres wrapped up the match with a fourth goal.

Sven-Goran Eriksson realised his lifelong dream to manage Liverpool at Anfield. “A memory for life,” said Eriksson to LFC TV after the game. “Everybody was the winner today. It was beautiful, absolutely incredible. Everything from You’ll Never Walk Alone to the rest of the match.”

“I think we were the better team even in the first half. You always worry that you lose, but it was a very good first half, an extremely good second half. But the big winners were all of us.”

Saturday’s game was the ­third time Eriksson has taken charge of the home team at Anfield having overseen England’s wins over Finland and Paraguay in 2001 and 2002.

Steven Gerrard praised his coach for the evening and said,

“He changed everything at half-time, he knew we had no width in the first half and we were trying to fit through the middle,” Gerrard said. “He made loads of changes at half-time and gave us more width.

“He’s still got it, he’s still got the magic. He made the difference.

“He was like Rafa at half-time, moving us about, changing the system, giving us more width and we got there in the end. The hairdryer treatment!

“Sven being here today was very special, as soon as I knew he was going to be the gaffer today, I couldn’t wait to come and play with him one last time.”

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