Steven Gerrard scores dubious penalty for Liverpool legends against Barcelona

26 March 2022 08:30

Steven Gerrard won and scored a dubious penalty in Saturday's match for Liverpool legends against Barcelona.

Gerrard, now the manager of Aston Villa, has often returned for legends' games in aid of charity, with Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Barcelona being held in support of the club's official LFC Foundation.

The former Reds captain was in top s***-housing form on his return to Anfield in a playing capacity, drawing contact with 2006 Champions League winner Edmilson to earn a first-half spot-kick.

After beating ex-Chelsea full-back Juliano Belletti for pace on the counter attack, Gerrard slowly ambled into the Barcelona box, where he attempted to skip past former Brazil international Edmilson, only to run into his thigh and fall to the ground in a quite obvious attempt to win a penalty.

And much to Edmilson and Barcelona's bemusement, referee Peter Bankes pointed to the spot.

Undoubtedly, Gerrard stepped up to fire home from 18 yards past the helpless Jesus Angoy, giving Liverpool the lead.

Giovanni managed to equalise for Barça before the break, and Rivaldo (of course) picked out the top corner shortly from 12-yards out himself after the interval to seal a 2-1 win for the Blaugrana.

Gerrard was joined by the likes of Jamie Carragher, Daniel Agger and Dirk Kuyt for the Reds, while Luis Garcia played one half for both sides, having joined Liverpool from Barcelona in 2004.

Source: 90min