Gerrard brings Suarez and Torres back to Anfield for charity match

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The Liverpool legend has selected a dream duo up front for the charity game later this month.

Liverpool's announcement of an all-star charity match on March 29 has certainly got people talking, not least because Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher will be opposing captains.

The game, set up to raise money for the Liverpool FC Foundation’s community programmes, saw the two Reds legends pick their sides live on the club's YouTube channel this week, and one major talking point was Gerrard's attacking pair, consisting of two players who scored 163 goals between them for Liverpool, netting over £120 million in transfer fees when they left Anfield.

"I’m going to go for the man in form," the Liverpool skipper told Carragher as he selected Luis Suarez. "Six in four for Barca, and he can play just slightly off the centre as I’ve got something up my sleeve for a partnership for him."

Suarez's partner would be Fernando Torres, who is back at Atletico Madrid on loan from AC Milan. Gerrard left no doubt as to his thoughts on the pair.

“The two best strikers I’ve played with," he said. "I would’ve loved them to be in the same team, I’m sure you would have as well.

“So we’ll go for a little partnership of probably the two best players I’ve played with in a Liverpool kit, as far as forwards are concerned."

Jamie Carragher had spotted Gerrard's intentions when his former captain selected Suarez, but afforded a joke after Gerrard selected West Ham midfielder Kevin Nolan to play behind the two forwards.

“I’m sure the two of them will delighted that Kevin Nolan will be fielding them from behind," quipped Carragher. "Have you told them that yet?"

“Well, he’ll be getting missed out because you’ve got two of the best passers the Premier League has ever seen sitting off in the middle," Gerrard replied, referring to himself and Xabi Alonso in central midfield.

Carragher picked Chelsea star Didier Drogba to lead his attacking line, with former Liverpool forwards Craig Bellamy and Dirk Kuyt in support. 

Though Fernando Torres left Anfield under a cloud after requesting a move to Chelsea, in his pomp on Merseyside he was a force to be reckoned with, as his 81 goals in 142 games prove. The Spaniard has never really reclaimed the form he exhibited at Liverpool, but his return will surely be one to remember as he lines up alongside Suarez, with the Barcelona forward bang in form after his big-money move to La Liga.

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