Steven Gerrard might possibly be manager of Rangers today, however, the Liverpool legend stated that he’s got”one eye” in his former club title race after scoring a lastminute winner against a team of AC Milan greats at Anfield.
Saturday’s charity match before more than 50,000 fans featured a range of players who played with at the two Champions League finals involving the teams at 2005 and 2007.
Former captain Gerrard, who scored in 2005 since the Reds came back from 3-0 down to win on penalties, lined up alongside the likes of ex-England internationals Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler and Spaniard Luis Garcia at a Liverpool FC Legends group handled by Sir Kenny Dalglish.
The AC Milan Glorie side featured Brazilian pair Cafu and Kaka, as well as former Italy internationals Gennaro Gattuso, Filippo Inzaghi and Andrea Pirlo.
Fowler and Frenchman Djibril Cisse place Liverpool 2-0 upward, together with Pirlo and 47-year-old Italian Giuseppe Pancaro scoring for the people, before Gerrard got the winner in front of the Kop.
In this year’s Premier League, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side are just two points in front of Manchester City towards the cover of the table, having played a game more than the defending champions.
“Believe me, I’m still feeling the pressure,” said the former England midfielder.
“It’s at the trunk of my mind. I’ve got a day job now and all my focus is obviously on Rangers, but I’ve got only one eye on Anfield and I only hope the lads can go and get us over the line because I would be the happiest person in the world.”
He added:”It’s always a special time and energy for you to come to Anfield, specially when it is full, and only place the kit on.
“To play Milan with my ex-team-mates, also to find the winner, is actually a special feeling.”