Steven Gerrard received the ovation he always deserved during Saturday’s Premier League with Queens Park Rangers at Anfield, after the skipper bagged the late winner in one of his final games for the club.
Heading into the final ten minutes, it appeared that the former England skipper would get his chance to be the hero as we were awarded a penalty. However, Robert Green made an impressive save to keep the scores level after Leroy Fer had cancelled out Philippe Coutinho’s stunning opener.
However, Gerrard was not to be denied, as he atoned for the miss three minutes from time by getting his head to a corner and making the Kop rock perhaps for the final time.
Whilst this goal may have a little less significance than some of previous strikes that have defined his career, the reception he received when he was substituted moments after, allowed for the fans to express their gratitude for what he has done on so many occasions.
Steven Gerrard winner at the Kop end in the last game I’ll ever see him in a red shirt. Perfect. pic.twitter.com/OyPFlvrL1Q
— Charlie (@CharlieMalam) May 2, 2015
Gonna miss those late Gerrard winners — wyles (@thebelief) May 2, 2015
— mithilesh vazalwar (@mithvazalwar) May 2, 2015
Gerrard should cancel his flight to Los Angeles. Please stay. Please. — Habib Aziz (@HabibWalker) May 2, 2015
LFC ‘fans’ should have spent their money on a ‘Thank you Gerrard’ banner not a Rodgers out one
— Caleb Davies (@calebdavieslfc) May 2, 2015
Late Gerrard winner. On so many occasions the story over the last decade or so, nice for it to happen one last time.” — OMOKHOJIE (@Tou_Slim) May 2, 2015
I’ll never see any other captain of our club in the same way I see Steven Gerrard and of that I’m 100% sure. My absolute hero.
— WM (@RKidWM) May 2, 2015