Steven Gerrard and Michael Owen spent six years playing alongside each other at Liverpool between 1998 and 2004, becoming two of the club's most iconic figures in the past two decades.
And a packed Anfield crowd was in attendance to watch their former stars take on a Real Madrid legends side on a weekend where Premier League action was halted by the international break.
Both sides were packed with talent, as Champions League hero Jerzy Dudek, Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler also featured for the Reds, while Roberto Carlos, Luis Figo, Clarence Seedorf and Fernando Morientes were some of the names on hand for Real.
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But for all the endless selection of talent on display, Reds fans would realistically have been keen to see three men in particular back in a Red shirt, with Carragher, Owen and Gerrard all names familiar to fans of all ages.
The game may have only been a friendly but there may well still have been some pressure on Gerrard to perform, given the fact that his professional career only came to an end at the back end of last year.
Gerrard and Owen won the FA Cup, two League Cups, Community Shield, UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup together at Liverpool, and the 36-year-old proved he would still be capable of cutting it in the professional game with a cross for Owen's goal good enough to win any football match.
It's been almost two years since Reds fans last saw Gerrard pull on their shirt at Anfield, but they were soon given a throwback to some cherishable memories of the past when the former England midfielder whipped in a Gerrard-esque cross for Owen to nod home.
You can see Gerrard and Owen's combination for Liverpool's 24th-minute goal in the video below.
And Liverpool fans on Twitter loved their opening goal.
Liverpool fans couldn't have picked a better duo to work the Reds opening goal against Real, and they will be hopeful the former striker can find the net again against his former club in the second half.News Now - Sport News