|Rafi Ali close checked on "Macca"|
It was because the showpiece last night, literally brought me back to my formative years when catching football action on television was a norm then (not much in these recent years).
Suddenly, the likes of Ian Rush, Steve McManaman, Fandi Ahmad, V Sundramoorthy whom I used to catch in action on television appeared right in front of me to showcase what they were during their heydays and for Robbie Fowler, himself, could sort of making up for his non-appearance on the same arena when he first came to Singapore in 2009 with the now-defunct A-League side North Queensland Fury.
|Liverpool legend Ian Rush (left) don an "Aleks T-shirt"|
Another significant occasion was also celebrated as local hero Aleksandar Duric's testimonial match with players spotted donning warming kit that bears the 44-year-old's face in front.
While they may not longer packed the pace and intensity during their prime, but every move and pass made was greeted with applauds irregardless of which side.
|Emile Heskey (middle) scored the opener|
|Tong Hai cleared the aerial threat|
|"Dazzler" V Sundramoorthy ready to launch a rocket|
Finnish Jari Litmanen topped the tally with the Reds' third goal of the night shortly after the restart in this 80-minute fixture in the 46th minute before Rafi Ali's header in the 63rd minute salvaged some pride for the locals against an impressive Jerzy Dudek, a cult figure in the Anfield folklore for his heroics in the 2005 Champions League victory.
|The thrill to snap your boyhood hero with your lenses|
|"Pocket Dynamo" Malek Awab in action|
|"WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS"|