Fans love Steven Gerrard’s kickabout with son Lio, 4, back on Anfield pitch

Liverpool fans were overjoyed to see Steven Gerrard share a heartwarming kickabout with his son Lio at Anfield.

The former Reds captain and his four-year-old were seen playing together in front of thousands in the warm-up of a charity match between Liverpool Legends and Barcelona Legends. Online, supporters had their say upon seeing the former player in the club’s colours once more.

@KopLegio wrote: “Seeing this man in Anfield again in a Liverpool shirt makes me emotional. What a player he used to be.”

“The man who made me fallen in love with this football club,” @muhammadtoarak said. Another suggested the son will be a future superstar.” Lio defo Messi reincarnate. Hahahha,” said @Legace_.

Liverpool legends, such as Gerrard, Steve McManaman and Sami Hyypia, and Jamie Carragher, will face Barcelona to raise money for the LFC Foundation. It was an emotional occasion for Gerrard, 41, who played for the side for 17 years. During his 710 appearances for the Merseyside club, Gerrard scored 186 goals and provided 150 assists, all while winning two FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Champions League, one UEFA Cup, one FA Community Shield and one UEFA Super Cup.

Gerrard, who is now manager of rival Premier League club Aston Villa, delivered a heartfelt message to fans before the game.

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Wearing the Liverpool kit once more, the former player said on a video on social media: "Hello Reds, great to be back at the new AXA training ground preparing for tomorrow's game. I've heard it's a full house so well done to everyone who's coming to support us for all the good causes."

Barcelona will have Albert Ferrer in the dugout. Some of the names in their squad include Ballon d'Or winner Rivaldo, Juliano Belletti, Edmilson, Gaizka Mendieta, Ludovic Guily and Javier Saviola.

Matt Parish, chief executive of the foundation, said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Anfield for our first charity match in three years.

"The line-up of confirmed legends is impressive and I’m sure they will put on a fun and competitive match for the crowd at Anfield and fans watching at home. The Legends charity match is our principal fundraiser, and the proceeds raised make a huge difference to the work both we and our charity partners provide supporting children, young people, families and communities across Merseyside and beyond.”

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