Kewell scores for Liverpool legends against Real Madrid

Former Socceroo Harry Kewell was on the scoresheet overnight as the Liverpool Legends lost 4-2 to Real Madrid Legends at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Kewell, who retired in March last year after one season with Melbourne Heart, was dangerous early and opened the scoring with a header in the 17th minute.

The match was for charity and saw Kewell line up alongside the likes of Steve McManaman, Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen against players such as Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Carlos and Clarence Seedorf.

For his goal, the 36-year-old Australian climbed well and powered a header into the top corner from Jason McAteer’s inviting cross.

Kewell was busy early, setting up Owen in the opening stages, along with Luis Garcia.

Owen made it 2-0 in the first half before the Real comeback, with Roberto Carlos pulling one back from the spot before the break.

There were wholesale changes at the interval, before Roberto Carlos leveled, again from the penalty spot.

Jose Emilio Amavisca and Ivan Perez scored in the final 20 minutes to seal the win for Los Blancos.

Prior to the game Kewell revealed his excitement about representing the club for the first time since leaving Anfield in 2008.

"This is kind of my first time back playing for Liverpool, so I'm excited," he told "I think it's something to be proud of and I'm looking forward to it.

"We just had the (2005 Istanbul) reunion. In my time at Liverpool, I got close to Vladimir Smicer, so seeing him and him coming on board as well, it's going to be fantastic to spend a couple more days with him.

"Luis Garcia is always a fun one to be around, and Robbie Fowler. I've got a lot in common with Robbie, I played with him at Leeds and Liverpool and obviously I know that he's had a spell over in my home country."