Florent Sinama-Pongolle on Kop winner, Anfield, LFC Foundation and more

ReactionFlorent Sinama-Pongolle on Kop winner, Anfield, LFC Foundation and more

Published 24th September 2022

Florent Sinama-Pongolle revealed his pride at scoring a winner in front of the Kop again for Liverpool FC Legends.

Sir Kenny Dalglish's squad secured a 2-1 victory over Manchester United Legends at Anfield in the LFC Foundation charity game on Saturday afternoon during the second leg of their Legends of the North encounter.

Dimitar Berbatov opened the scoring for the visitors in L4, before Mark Gonzalez and Sinama-Pongolle both found the back of the net to record a come-from-behind win and a 5-2 overall triumph.

The former Reds striker spoke to Liverpoolfc.com post-match, opening up on his impressive winner, a return to Merseyside and much more.

Read on for a summary of his thoughts below…

In pictures: Liverpool FC Legends 2-1 Man Utd Legends
24th September 2022

GalleryIn pictures: Liverpool FC Legends 2-1 Man Utd LegendsLiverpool FC Legends took on Manchester United Legends at Anfield on Saturday afternoon in the second leg of the Legends of the North encounter in aid of LFC Foundation.

On his winning goal in front of the Kop...

At the Kop end! I am very happy, [it's] always special scoring for Liverpool – for the Reds – it's always something unique. To be here again, bringing some kind of joy against Man United, [our] rivals, [I'm] very happy. There's no word, to be honest, to describe the moment because you can't explain why you are there on the pitch. [It's] always something very unique.

On having the chance to play in front of Liverpool fans again...

I miss it! I normally do your job in the media – I got lucky. [I] often come here to Anfield for work [and] while I am here Liverpool [they] always give you some special games. While you're working, you wish one day to get back on the pitch on this grass [and] score an important goal again in front of the Kop. Today it has happened!

On what is has been like to return to Anfield in recent days...

[I feel like] part of the family, to be honest. It's everything new, but only the walls are new – the story and everything; the atmosphere, the smells... it's still the same. This is why it is still very special to have one foot inside the Liverpool family. It's always keeping something special.

On the vital work LFC Foundation does...

We know Liverpool is not only the football side – it's also the city. My daughter is from Liverpool, so I am quite often coming over. We know where all the money we raise is going and [it is] helping the city [and] most of all the people from Liverpool – [so] we quite enjoy this moment and always try to be present for this special time.

Published 24th September 2022