Steven Gerrard reflects on what Liverpool means to him after announcing his retirement from football

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Just when we thought Steven Gerrard’s retirement couldn’t get any more emotional, the Liverpool legend goes ahead and expresses what this club means to him.

His answer to being asked what Liverpool meant to him, was simple. During an interview with Gary Lineker, he told BT Sport: “The world. I started supporting the club at a very young age, a lot of my family are Reds.”

“The way the club shaped me and treated me from a young age and turned me into a decent human being and a good footballer, I have a lot to thank them for.”

He added: “I am proud to have played over 700 games for Liverpool, many of which as captain, and to have played my part in helping the club to bring major honours back to Anfield, none more so than that famous night in Istanbul.”

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If the club meant the world to him, then he certainly meant the world to the club.

Gerrard made over 700 appearances for the Reds, scoring 186 goals in the process. He won the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Cup, the UEFA Super Cup, three League Cups and two FA Cups.

He is the only player to have scored in the FA Cup, League Cup, UEFA Cup and Champions League final. The honours speak for themselves. The influence he had on this side was incredible.

It might not happen for a while, but he will return to the club in some capacity in the near future and we cannot wait. Trying to ignore the exciting prospect of our former skipper sharing his wisdom and coaching our already talented squad of players, is extremely difficult.

The door is evidently always open for him to come back and when the time does come, we will be happy to welcome him home.

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