Steven Gerrard’s retirement is not only news that has impacted those affiliated with Liverpool football club but news that has demanded the attention of the entire footballing world.
Tributes have been flooding in from all kinds of big names, with Gerrard’s former Liverpool teammates leading the influx of praise for the midfielder on social media.
Ex-Everton striker Tim Cahill has even taken the time to recognise the achievements of an old rival- demonstrating how loved our former skipper was and still is.
There was also some heartfelt words from the current Reds captain and Gerrard’s successor, Jordan Henderson.
Reaction to this morning’s news has been incredible and a true reflection of a sporting great and a Liverpool legend.
The speculation over what happens next for Gerrard will continue, but today deserves to be about celebrating his achievements and thanking him for giving us so many happy and unforgettable memories.
Happy retirement, skipper.
Steven Gerrard THANK YOU. YNWA
— Phil Thompson (@Phil_Thompson4) November 24, 2016
The best player I have ever played with! Thanks for everything mate??Mr Captain Fantastic ??? pic.twitter.com/eycltUyZXi
— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) November 24, 2016
The Legend Forever. pic.twitter.com/0spWLyP1JY
— Xabi Alonso (@XabiAlonso) November 24, 2016
— Djibril Cisse (@DjibrilCisse) November 24, 2016
— Daniel Agger (@DanielAgger) November 24, 2016
— FERNANDO TORRES (@Torres) November 24, 2016
It’s been an honor to play alongside you amigo!! Always an example on and off the pitch!great moments together!THANKS FOR EVERYTHING LEGEND! pic.twitter.com/DjFNMKL38K
— Pepe Reina (@PReina25) November 24, 2016
A photo posted by Jordan Henderson (@jhenderson) on
Spot on now he can join me on MNF! https://t.co/047vpSGNKw
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) November 24, 2016
Steven Gerrard Congratulations on an amazing career. A player I respect on and off the field. One of the best players I’ve played against ?? pic.twitter.com/Q5zFmMeVhs
— TIM CAHILL (@Tim_Cahill) November 24, 2016
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) November 24, 2016
— Álvaro Arbeloa (@aarbeloa17) November 24, 2016
— Javier Zanetti (@javierzanetti) November 24, 2016
A photo posted by Philippe Coutinho (@phil.coutinho) on
I think words are not enough to say what all this man has done in football. He has shown countless times what a fantastic player he is, and even more important what a man he is. I had the honor to play with him and just wanna say big THANK YOU to the living LEGEND…#ynwa @stevengerrard
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