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Forgotten Premier League star, 35, sent off during under-21s match

The forgotten Premier League star took the field for Liverpool’s Under-21 side and found himself in a moment that left fans in disbelief.

Jay Spearing made 30 appearances for Liverpool‘s senior team between 2008 and 2013.

Known for his tenacity and work ethic, Spearing was a fan favourite during his time with the first team.

Jay Spearing was a passionate player on the pitch (Credit: Wikipedia)

However, as football narratives often go, his career took an unexpected turn, and he found himself donning the youth team colours.

In a recent Premier League 2 clash against Reading at the Select Car Leasing Stadium, Spearing once again stepped onto the pitch wearing the Liverpool shirt.

With the score locked at 0-0 in the 89th minute, a moment unfolded that would add a twist to the match.

The referee deemed that Spearing handled the ball on the line, resulting in a red card for the former Liverpool senior team player.

Jay Spearing playing for Liverpool’s U21 side (Credit: Twitter)

The hosts were awarded a penalty, and it seemed like Spearing’s return to the limelight might take a negative turn.

As fate would have it, goalkeeper Fabian Mrozek rose to the occasion.

Mrozek managed to save the 12-yard effort from 20-year-old Jahmari Clarke, sparing Spearing’s blushes and allowing Liverpool to escape with a hard-fought point.

One fan said: “He looks about 50, how’s he playing at under-21 level?”

Another said: “My man Spearing teaching the kid’s a lesson.”

Another posted: “Getting sent off playing for the academy just sums his career up”

It’s great to see the 35 year-old still involved in football and playing for Liverpool.