Saluting the Liverpool legend – Steven Gerrard




When a great player hangs his boots, his teammates try to present him with a victory. Unfortunately, the legend Steven Gerrard was not able to witness Liverpool’s victory at his farewell match against Crystal Palace held this Saturday. Steven Gerrard finished his glorious career with 185 goals scored and 709 appearances for the club. Undoubtedly, he is the best player that the club has in the last two decades.

Saluting the Liverpool legend – Steven Gerrard

Saluting the Liverpool legend – Steven Gerrard

Gerrard was overwhelmed at the support that he received at the jam packed Anfield football stadium. “I’ve been dreading this moment. I’m absolutely devastated I’m not going to play in front of these supporters again”, he stated to the English media after the match. The match against Crystal Palace was emphatically focused on the outgoing 34-year-old veteran footballer. Massive spectators turned out for the match, although the team had already lost its chance to qualify into the top four of the Champions League.

Despite Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat, a lot of football stars posted congratulatory messages over the social media mentioning Gerrard’s spectacular 17-year-long career in football. Famous football player and TV personality David Beckham also didn’t miss out the opportunity to congratulate the legendary midfielder on his official Instagram account.

Interestingly, there has been a dip in Liverpool’s performance at important matches over the last two decades. However, it is still considered to be a better side globally. Steven Gerrard kept mesmerizing the football enthusiasts all across the globe with his meticulous footwork on the field since his debut in 1998.

The Legacy of Steven Gerrard

  1. He won 2 FA Cups, 1 UEFA Champions League, 1 UEFA Cup, 2 UEFA Super Cups and 3 League Cups.
  2. He captained England National Football Team in 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup respectively.
  3. Gerrard appeared in 3 FIFA World Cups held in 2006, 2010 and 2014 respectively.
  4. He is positioned at the third spot in terms of most capped player for England. He won 114 caps before finishing his international career in July last year.
  5. He scored 21 goals in his 14-year long international career for England.

Awards and Honours

  1. 1) Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) honored in 2007.
  2. Ballon d’Or Bronze award in 2005.
  3. UEFA Club Footballer of the year in 2005.
  4. PFA Team of the Year – A record 8 times.
  5. England Player of the Year award – in 2007 and 2012.
  6. FIFA World XI honor – in three consecutive years of 2007, 2008 and 2009 respectively.

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