Liverpool this afternoon announced a charity legends match against FC Barcelona, set to take place in March next year. Predictably, however, many fans took this opportunity to once again remind the Catalans about last seasons remarkable Champions League semi-final result.
Liverpool came back from a 3-0 first-leg deficit to complete one of the greatest ever Champions League comebacks at Anfield – and some fans want to see a rerun, by inviting the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Divock Origi to next year’s game. Alexander-Arnold infamously took the quick corner-kick which was subsequently converted by Divock Origi to send the Reds through to the Champions League final.
Therefore, many fans want the club to pay recognition to the pair’s heroics, by inviting them to the newly announced legends game in March:
The fourth official @LFCFoundation game will take place at Anfield on Saturday 28th March 2020 ?
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 28, 2019
Origi has to play please
— Gas….. (@GasLFC) October 28, 2019
Let Origi and Trent play.
— Caoimhín ? (@Schweppenstette) October 28, 2019
— Jrsmithers (@CalvinMaina6) October 28, 2019
Meanwhile, other supporters were left disappointed after a certain number 8 was left off the list of confirmed legends…
Announce Gerrard pic.twitter.com/S4GkoaqwOI
— LiverpoolRoyalty (@liverpoolroyal) October 28, 2019
Torres and Gerrard please ?
— wiwit (@wiwitt46) October 28, 2019
What we think
With the game set to take place in March, there is every chance that the two sides will face off once more in the Champions League before the legends get their opportunity. While Origi and Alexander-Arnold may already be club heroes in the eyes of many reds, it seems safe to say that they won’t have the chance to haunt Barcelona once again – that job will this time be left to the likes of Fernando Torres and Luis Garcia.