Liverpool’s greatest midfielder. Liverpool’s greatest captain. A club legend, an idol to children and even an idol to adults. Steven Gerrard ticks every box.
The day was creeping up on us and we all knew it, we just chose not to pay attention to it.
Gerrard’s retirement from football is the news fans were dreading, but news that gives us all the opportunity to praise him and to show our love for him to our heart’s content.
He was a genius, the complete midfielder and a man that will forever have a place at this club.
For those attempting to decide on Gerrard’s ‘top five moments’, good luck. The list of his memorable and standout moments in a Liverpool shirt, is endless.
We might never see a player like him grace Anfield, again. That isn’t a problem, though. It’s what makes him special and what makes us so lucky to have had him at this club. He is unique and finding someone capable of becoming the ‘next Steven Gerrard’ is verging on the impossible.
The tributes have been pouring in from fans on social media.
Steven Gerrard announced his retirement Shame to see one of the greats retire but couldn’t of asked for a better player to watch growing up
— Alex (@AlexGingell12) November 24, 2016
The main man retired today. Growing up I always dreaded this day. Thanks for the memories #StevenGerrard Captain. Leader. Legend.
— David Knott (@ShutterDub) November 24, 2016
Steven Gerrard, A man, A myth, A legend, We will miss you #stevengerrard #8
— Ben (@CaIvinCIyne) November 24, 2016
— H.Virk (@Kakavirk) November 24, 2016
Thanks for the memories Steven Gerrard ❤️🔴 #CaptainFantastic
— Ryan ® (@Ryan_Cook_) November 24, 2016
— Beckie-Jayne (@BeckieJayne91) November 24, 2016
Was an honor to watch your tremendous career that inspired so many children to love football. Thank you Steven Gerrard.
— Frieska A (@Frieska_LFC) November 24, 2016
Goodbye captain. Goodbye legend. #StevenGerrard 😢
— Newt (@farahhsalwani) November 24, 2016
— Jose Sanez (@jas2781) November 24, 2016
Honoured to say I was in the era of Steven Gerrard. One of the best players ive watched.
— SC (@Shancairnie) November 24, 2016
— Taiye (@taiye_babatunde) November 24, 2016
Steven Gerrard you true hero ⚽️🔴
— Davey Foster (@Davey_Foster95) November 24, 2016
Steven Gerrard retires, what a bloke, what a player and most importantly what a idol for millions of people around the world. #LFC 👏
— . (@KyleGatfield97) November 24, 2016
Good luck to Steven Gerrard in retirement. What an absolute legend. #YNWA
— drift687 (@drift687) November 24, 2016