The 42-year-old, who played for Liverpool between 1999-2006, picked the ball up from 30 yards and blasted an unstoppable pile-driver into the bottom corner of the net past United goalkeeper Nick Culkin. (Scroll down this page to watch Hamann’s screamer).
Hamann’s goal ensured a 2-0 victory for Liverpool, who took the lead earlier in the match through Spaniard Luis Garcia.
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Liverpool were able to deploy a strong line-up featuring the likes of Robbie Fowler, Ian Rush, Jerzy Dudek, Vladimir Smicer, Patrick Berger and Steve McManaman, along with the aforementioned Hamann and Garcia.
One suspects United could have fielded a better starting eleven had Unicef’s ‘Match for Children’ not been organised on the same day, although Louis Saha, Ronny Johnsen, Lee Sharpe and Karel Poborsky did all feature.
Video: Didi Hamann’s rocket
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Hamann doesn't want Gerrard back at Liverpool
Hamann recently raised a few eyebrows after advising Jurgen Klopp not to re-sign Steven Gerrard on a temporary loan deal.
The former Germany international believes it would have caused an unnecessary distraction for the Liverpool boss, who appeared to agree with his compatriot.
Klopp made it clear that while Gerrard is welcome to train with his former employers, the club will not be offering the current LA Galaxy star a temporary contract at Anfield.
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