Steven Gerrard provides assist for Luis Garcia in Liverpool Legends match

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Thousands of Liverpool supporters turned out at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Thursday to catch a glimpse of Steven Gerrard - and the former Reds’ skipper repaid them by producing an assist for his former Anfield teammate Luis Garcia.

Gerrard whipped in a cross to the Spaniard who scored his second goal of the first half with a neat header. (Scroll down this page to watch the goal).

Two more goals from Ian Rush and John Aldridge made it 4-0 to the Liverpool Legends, who were playing a group of Australian legends, before full-time.


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Gerrard, making his first appearance for a Liverpool team since leaving the Merseyside outfit for LA Galaxy in the summer, was clearly the star attraction Down Under.

The 35-year-old has been training with Jurgen Klopp’s side in recent weeks - during Major League Soccer’s off-season - in a bid to maintain his fitness, and it seems to have had the desired effect.

Video: Gerrard's assist for Garcia's goal

Gerrard took one touch to steady himself before looping the ball to Garcia at the back-post.

Here’s how Liverpool fans on Twitter reacted to the goal…

Gerrard's final year as a player?

Gerrard recently admitted that this is likely to be his final year as a player, with the former England skipper keen to become a coach after he hangs up his boots.

"I have had a chat with Klopp,” the all-action midfielder was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. “I haven't had an offer as such, but the club have let me know they are keen for me to come back but there hasn't been a conversation where they have said, 'We want you to do this, we want you to do that'.

"They have welcomed me back in. I am always going to be biased towards Liverpool and the FA and basically when I am back home I am going to carry on with my punditry work and try and move around clubs and gain more experience, going to watch managers and learning more.

"I am basically available from November, December 2016. Everyone in the football world will know I am available and hopefully I will be 75 per cent into my coaching badges."

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