VIDEO: Torres and Gerrard talk after Anfield reunion
THE All-Star charity game at Anfield on Sunday saw Fernando Torres reconciled with Liverpool supporters four years after his shock departure from the club. After the game the players were at the Hilton in Liverpool for further celebrations and Torres spoke on the red carpet with Steven Gerrard.
Reds captain Gerrard, who leaves the club himself at the end of the season, was one of the two captains for the day as his side took on Jamie Carragher’s in a game raising funds for the LFC Foundation.
The game ended 2-2, Carragher’s XI taking the lead with a goal from Mario Balotelli before going further ahead courtesy of Torres’s former Chelsea team mate Didier Drobga.
Gerrard got both his side’s goals, both from the spot, starting with the equaliser just before the break.
The charity fixture featured a number of LFC past players making a temporary return to Anfield, including Luis Suarez, Pepe Reina, Xabi Alonso and Luis Garcia, along with stars from elsewhere including French legend Thierry Henry.
Gerrard pulled a goal back before the break from the spot and added another penalty in the second half to ensure the game finished in a draw.
Gerrard XI: Jones (Vigouroux 78 mins), Johnson, A Gerrard (Dann 46), Terry (Williams 46), Riise (Warnock 46), S Gerrard (Teixeira 81), Alonso (Teixeira 32) (Adam 46), Nolan (Spearing 46), Babel, Sinclair (Torres 46), Henry (Suarez 46)
Manager: Brendan Rodgers
Carragher XI: Reina (Gulacsi 61), Flanagan (Moreno 32), Carragher, Kelly, Arbeloa (Clichy 46), Lucas (Maguire 72), Shelvey (Noone 46), Kewell (Borini 46), Downing (Bellamy 46), Drogba (Garcia 46), Balotelli (Brannagan 46).
Manager: Roy Evans
The game was organised by the LFC Foundation with all proceeds benefiting local Liverpool charities. Details of how to donate are as follows:
If you are in the UK and would like to donate to the Liverpool FC Foundation and nominated charities by text then please text YNWA15 followed by the amount you are donating to 70070. You may give £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10.*
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