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WATCH: Jerzy Dudek stops AC Milan game to play with disabled fan

Sudarshan Venkatesan
|Sun Mar 24 2019


Watch the video of Jerzy Dudek stopping to game to play football with a disabled fan.

Liverpool legends took on AC Milan legends at Anfield on Saturday in order to raise the charity money for LFC Foundation. The Reds were 3-2 victors against the side who they beat in the 2005 Champions League finals with goals coming from Robbie Fowler and Djibril Cisse before Andrea Pirlo scored an exquisite free-kick and Pancaro shot from outside the box to equalize the score.


The Anfield faithful were in for a treat when Steven Gerrard scored from outside the box in front of the Kop end to win the game for Kenny Dalglish’s men. This game might not be the finest, but there was a particular moment which melted the heart of the fans inside the stadium.

When the ball went out of play near the disabled stand, Jerzy Dudek decided to enter the stand and play football with a young fan which was a top-notch gesture from the Champions League winner.

JERZY DUDEK PLAYS WITH A YOUNG FAN:

Watch the video of Jerzy Dudek playing with a young fan when the clock was ticking down in the charity game against AC Milan.

The fans did notice his tremendous gesture and applauded about him on Twitter.

Dudek was the main between the sticks when Liverpool pulled off a rabbit out of a hat by canceling out a 3-0 deficit against the same opposition 14 years ago. He made a close range save from Andriy Shevchenko in the extra time which turned out to be the crucial part of the game along with his penalty saves to lift the Champions League at Istanbul.

It was a glorious moment for world football where the memories were rekindled on Saturday afternoon when they united to play against the Italian outfit. Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Sami Hyppia, Luis Garcia, Robbie Fowler, Daniel Agger, Dirk Kuyt, and Michael Owen were all part of the Liverpool squad, whilst Kaka, Andrea Pirlo, Jaap Stam, Duda, Cafu, Paulo Maldini, Filipo Inzhagi, and Serginho were included in the squad.

Unfortunately, the Ukranian striker Shevchenko is currently plying his trade with Czech Republic First Division Baník Ostrava which made him unavailable for this game.


Speaking in the post-match interview, former Skipper Steven Gerrard said “It’s always special to come to Anfield, especially when it’s full and put on the kit again, so to play against Milan with my ex-teammates and to get the winner is a special feeling.

So, thanks to everyone who came here to support our boys today.” When the reporter asked if he was playing without any pressure currently, Gerrard responded by saying that he is feeling the pressure of being as a Rangers manager currently, but the crowd cheered him when he said that he has an eye on Anfield as the Reds fight with Manchester City to lift the Premier League title.

“Believe me, I’m still feeling the pressure. It’s in the back of my mind. I have got a job now, and all my focus is obviously on Rangers now, but I have got one eye on Anfield and I just hope the lads can go and get us over the line, because I will be the happiest man in the world.” said Gerrard.

In the hopes of maintaining the same gap at the top of the pile, Liverpool will take on Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on March 31st (Sunday). The Reds will face the Portuguese outfit FC Porto in the Champions League Quarterfinals.

 

 

 


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