FRIDAY 08 JANUARY 2016
Sydney Olympic Stadium was dressed in red last night as
Liverpool Legends took to the field in a friendly against the Australian
40,000 fans were in attendance and were treated to some
brilliant blasts from the past.
LA Galaxy midfielder and fan favourite Steven Gerrard looked
fitter than ever. The maestro effortlessly crossed the ball 40 yards on
multiple occasions with ease.
Liverpool had brought a squad of heroes, each one with their
own unique story and legacy for the Reds.
Robbie Fowler Luis
Garcia, Jamie Carragher
Ian Rush and John Aldridge were just some of the Liverpool players to
feature in the squad.
Garcia looked as fit as
ever, or maybe everyone else was just worn out. The front man scored a brace,
celebrating with his cheeky dummy celebration.The 37 year old may have been
injury plagued, but he was a hero of the Kop. The Spaniard was ranked 34th
in a poll of the 100 players who shook the kop. Garcia scored five goals in the
knockout stages of Liverpool’s famous Champions League campaign in 2005.
Ian Rush was the name on everybody’s minds. Many fans would
have been too young to witness Liverpool’s highest/greatest ever goal scorer in
his prime. He has scored 346 goals for Liverpool and scored a special one for
the fans last night. His goal turned back time, weaving into the box in prime
position to finish John Arne Riise’s cross.
Aldridge also put one away right at the death, to make it a
4-0 victory for Liverpool.
The Australian legends were off the pace last night. Mark
Bosnich, Brett Emerton, Tony Popovic and Robbie Slater were the only familiar
faces for foreigners whereas many of the other players were made from the
The Australian Legends didn’t really feel like legends,
missing Viduka, Kewell, Bresciano and many more.
Either way, it was a spectacle that could have the potential
to be popular like in Europe.
Eden Hazard dropped a bombshell earlier this week,
announcing he would be departing Chelsea FC this season.
The Belgian player of the year is on the cards for a move to
Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich.
The Blues have put a value of $90 million on Hazard which
could be an interesting risk to take after his horror season.
Its clear Hazard wants to play in Europe against the best
clubs in the world and who could blame him. The consequences of finishing mid
table, or outside of a Champions League spot after winning the Premier League is
If the 25 year old was to stay at Chelsea, he wouldn’t play
again in the Champions League until he is 27.
LAVEZZI TO BLUES?
PSG Winger Ezequiel Lavezzi will reportedly meet with
Chelsea next week, after speculation of a transfer grows stronger by the day.
The Argentinian has only scored twice in 15 games this season, which is poor
for his standards.
SOUTHAMPTON PLAYERS WARNED
Saints boss Ronald Koeman has told his players they will be
dropped if they try to push for a transfer.
Sadio Mane, who has been strongly linked with other Premier
League clubs was dropped after missing a late pre-match meeting.
BOURNEMOUTH LOOK SO SIGN BIG
After the Cherries already signed Juan Iturbe on loan, they
look to sign another young gun from the French league.
Monaco forward Stephan El Shaarawy was approached by
Bournemouth this week for a loan bid.
By Ari Charilaou (He’s also on twitter here)
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