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16th Apr 2016

Steven Gerrard’s assist for Giovani dos Santos on Friday was nothing short of magical

Making it look easy

Darragh Murphy

His 36th birthday may be fast approaching but Steven Gerrard’s right foot is still as good as a magic wand.

The LA Galaxy midfielder is playing in a much deeper role nowadays but he can still get the ball forward quickly with his his laser-accurate passes.

One such pass came in the Galaxy’s 4-1 victory over Houston Dynamo on Friday night.

Gerrard put Giovani dos Santos’ second of the game on a plate for the Mexican international with a 50 yard cross-field diagonal that looked reminiscent of former England teammate Paul Scholes.

You can check it out in the video below, but you may want to mute it, as the commentator’s pronounciation of “Gerrard” is painful.

The former Liverpool captain wore a black armband for the game at the BBVA Compass Stadium to mark the 27 year anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

“It was a very emotional night for me tonight with the Hillsborough memorial back home,” Gerrard said.

“I asked the referee if I could wear an armband to salute everyone back home and pay my respects. It was emotional night tonight, and that’s why the three points are extra special.”