Former and current professionals unite on social media to pay tribute to Steven Gerrard

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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.

Thanks for everything! Good luck with whatever you decide to do next! #legend #ynwa @stevengerrard

A photo posted by Jordan Henderson (@jhenderson) on

Thank you very much for everything mate!! As a player and as teammate… All the best for whatever is coming!! #Legend

A photo posted by Luis Garcia (@luchogarcia14) on

What an honor to have played with this Legend. Thank you for everything Captain. I wish you all the best @stevengerrard ??

A photo posted by Philippe Coutinho (@phil.coutinho) on

Thank you for all you have done captain @stevengerrard ??you will always be a legend ????

A photo posted by Alberto Moreno (@amplfc18) on

Fans pay heartfelt tribute to a legend as Steven Gerrard announces retirement from football

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