Steven Gerrard ran straight over to the Celtic fans after scoring penalty, he didn't hold back
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Steven Gerrard ran straight over to the travelling Celtic fans after scoring a penalty for Liverpool Legends in a charity game.
The 42-year-old former Rangers manager, who memorably lifted the Scottish Premiership during his three year spell at Ibrox, captained Sir Kenny Dalglish's side on Saturday for the LFC Foundation clash against Celtic Legends.
Featuring alongside Luis Garcia, Dirk Kuyt, Gary McAllister, Momo Sissoko and Martin Skrtel, who recently revealed he is playing as an attacker in his native Slovakia, the former Liverpool skipper looked at home in midfield.
And with 37 minutes on the clock, he confidently stepped up when the home side were gifted a penalty after Darren O'Dea brought down Martin Skrtel.
After being booed by some Celtic supporters, Gerrard sent Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc the wrong way before taunting those 4,000 Hoops' fans inside Anfield with a 'shush' gesture – a moment that didn't exactly go down well.
In fact, objects appeared to be thrown at the former Rangers boss as he celebrated with his teammates.
Here's how fans on social media reacted to the celebrations.
One said: "It’s a charity match and they’ve actually launched stuff at Gerrard," while another wrote: "The lad chucking his top makes it so much better."
A third added: "I cannot express what I would give to get that man in his prime in this Klopp team."
Steven Gerrard scoring a penalty and celebrating in front of the Celtic fans, who throw bottles at him. All in a charity match.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 25, 2023
The beautiful game. pic.twitter.com/KSE1k96LXM
🤫 Gerrard enjoyed his goal in front of the Celtic fans!#Legends2023 pic.twitter.com/e1UzG1VdNM— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) March 25, 2023
So who else pulled on the Liverpool shirt this weekend? Sander Westerveld featured between the sticks for Daglish's men, while Gerrard was joined by Steve McManaman, Charlie Adam and Salif Diao in a four-man midfield.
Here are boths teams in full:
Liverpool Legends starting XI: Westerveld; Kvarme, Skrtel, Hyypia, Klavan, Vignal; Gerrard, Diao, Adam; McManaman, Kuyt.
Substitutes: Dudek, Riera, Gonzalez, Sissoko, Garcia, McAllister, Aurelio, Cisse, Keane.
Celtic Legends starting XI: Boruc, Lustic, Petrov, O'Dea, Ledley, Crosas, Izaguirre, Wallace, McGinn, Vennegoor of Hesselink, Keane.
Substitutes: Given, Naylor, Brattbakk, Donnelly, Donati, Loovens, Sinclair, Vega, Ferry.
In terms of the event, one-hundred per cent of the proceeds raised will support a range of LFC Foundation's and partner charities' programmes, including schools, inclusive sports, social action, health and wellbeing, and food poverty.
Fans can make a donation via liverpoolfc.com/donate.
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@TheRedmenTV
Topics: Steven Gerrard, Rangers, Celtic, Liverpool, Premier League