With them reaching the end of their career, Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane were probably a bit fearful after being asked to take on 25 ten-year-olds at LA Galaxy’s training ground.
The two MLS stars had to do battle with dozens of energetic children and attempt to beat them at football in the process.
But there was no chance of two professionals like Gerrard and Keane taking it easy on the youngsters.
Gerrard and Keane have a great understanding on the pitch from their time at Liverpool and LA Galaxy and they showed that immediately to take the lead.
Gerrard played the ball to Keane who ran down the left and swung a 25-yard cross towards the former Liverpool and England captain at the back post, who stuck the ball away. He was obviously delighted with his effort, wheeling away with his shirt over his head.
But the little kids soon equalised after Gerrard blocked a shot but failed to prevent the rebound from being tucked away.
But Gerrard turned provider when he ran down the right and played a lofted ball up towards Keane. The Irishman showed off his great first touch before finishing cooly to make it 2-1.
But Gerrard and Keane showed why they aren’t defenders in the professional game by conceded another goal in the second-half which levelled the scores.
But the professionals were always going to have the last laugh and it was Keane who scored an individual goal, slaloming his way through a bunch of defenders to score.
Gerrard on his Liverpool future
While it appears Gerrard is having great fun in the United States, a return to Liverpool is inevitable. However, the Liverpool legend has insisted he is yet to have any offers from Jurgen Klopp in terms of a coaching role at Anfield.
“Jurgen Klopp’s his own man, he’s got his own team of people around him that he’s very happy and content with,” he said.
“Of course I’ve got a huge Liverpool connection and Liverpool is in my heart and always will be but there’s nothing to really comment on.
“There’s no future decision to work with Klopp, I get on very well with him, we’re in contact but there’s no job opportunity there at the moment.”
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