Steven Gerrard has described the All-Star Charity game held at Anfield on Sunday as a ‘magical’ afternoon.
Liverpool welcomed back stars from the past in the hope of raising money for charities in the local area, with Luis Suarez, Xabi Alonso, Fernando Torres and Pepe Reina amongst those all making an emotional farewell to the Kop.
Gerrard said at the final whistle: “It’s been absolutely brilliant.
“I think, first and foremost, the charities involved will have done extremely well [thanks to] the full house.
“But that’s no surprise. We know our supporters – when it’s for a good cause, they always come and support. It’s been terrific. It’s just been absolutely magical and I’ve loved every minute of it.
“The game was [played at] a good pace. Everyone enjoyed it. There were no injuries. The hairs on my neck were standing up all the way through the game.
“Just to play with some ex-players and to be at Anfield one more time with them was a fantastic occasion. Today has given them the chance to sample the atmosphere one more time and to say their goodbyes properly, because sometimes you don’t get a chance.
“Today, first and foremost, was all about charity, but after that, it was a chance for some big, big players, who have contributed really well throughout their careers here, to come and say ‘bye’ to these terrific fans.”