Former Red, Salif Diao, opened the scoring today at the Hong Kong Stadium as LFC Legends took on Borussia Dortmund legends.
From a set-piece, the ball wa played into the box where Luis Garcia was waiting to pounch on the incoming delivery; the Spaniard’s shot was saved and Diao strode in to leather it into the roof of the net.
A Gérard Houllier signing from CS Sedan Ardennes for £5 million, the Senegalese joined the Reds just before the 2002 World Cup helping Senegal make it the quarter finals (including a famous 1-0 win over France).
Diao scored a spectacular second from the halfway line right after kick-off to make it 2-2, before Robbie Fowler stepped up to convert from the penalty spot to win the game for the Reds legends.
Not known for his goals, it was nice to see the 42-year-old amongst them in Hong Kong surrounded by the likes of Fowler and Dirk Kuyt.
It’s also nice to see the new kit being worn out on the pitch by some utter legends!
Watch the video here:
Salif Diao nets our opener in Hong Kong. ⚽️🔴
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 8, 2019