Steven Gerrard’s final appearance as a Liverpool player at Anfield will be marked with a guard of honour.
The Guardian report that a week after the 34-year-old led the tributes to Premier League champions Chelsea in similar fashion, he will be welcomed onto the pitch by both his teammates and the players of Crystal Palace, the visitors to Merseyside that day.
A mural on the Kop paying tribute to the legendary skipper is also being organised for Saturday’s game.
The tributes will follow a similar pattern to those that came Jamie Carragher’s way, when the defender retired two years ago.
According to The Guardian, the midfielder did not want his final Anfield appearance to overshadow the game, especially with a trip to the Britannia Stadium to face Stoke City the week after. However, now Champions League football is no longer a realistic possibility, and with our place in the Europa League practically assured, the result itself will not be the most important aspect of the events.
Although, it would be great to see a Gerrard screamer at the Kop end win the match one more time.