Jordon Ibe led a host of Liverpool stars paying tribute to Reds captain Steven Gerrard on Saturday, after his late goal gave us all three points against Queens Park Rangers.
The header – which came almost ten years to the day of the 34-year-old’s stunning equaliser against Middlesbrough – came in the 87th minute of the clash at Anfield, and allowed the former England captain to make up for missing a penalty not long before.
And whilst the moment was special as it allowed us to reminisce in all of the games down the years when Gerrard has plucked the sublime from the desperately bleak, later results gave the goal even more significance.
Manchester United’s defeat to West Brom means that we are now just four points off a place in next season’s Champions League, and whilst we have a game against Chelsea ahead, the Blues could well have already clinched the title, and thus have one eye on celebrating rather than our game. Meanwhile, Louis van Gaal’s men still have a fixture with Arsenal, who themselves will be keen to ensure they finish the campaign strongly.
At the time, the romance of the occasion – knowing it may not happen again – may have been the sole reason for the outpouring of emotion and ecstasy at Anfield as Gerrard wheeled away towards the Kop. However as it turns out, once again, captain fantastic may have resurrected our season when much hope was lost.