There’s been literally thousands of kind messages left for Steven Gerrard, ranging from the likes of Kaka, Lionel Messi, Barcelona and Lothar Matthaus to Lazar Markovic, Martin Skrtel and Veggard Heggem.
The football world practically came to a stop yesterday, in fact, when our former captain announced his official retirement from the game.
But perhaps our favourite tribute was delivered by Gerrard’s former team-mate, and probably the best midfielder he played alongside, Xabi Alonso.
In three words, Alonso sums it up: ‘The Legend Forever’
Sounds about right, doesn’t it?
The Legend Forever. pic.twitter.com/0spWLyP1JY
— Xabi Alonso (@XabiAlonso) November 24, 2016