Fans have united on Twitter to congratulate Steven Gerrard and his wife Alex on the birth of son Lio George Gerrard.
The Liverpool legend himself took to Instagram to announce the healthy arrival of his fourth child in the early hours of this morning. The subsequent response from Reds was incredible.
Inevitable ‘future captain’ predictions flooded social media as supporters expressed their delight for the Anfield great over the introduction of his first son. Could we yet again see a Gerrard grace the Anfield turf in the Premier League? We can dream.
A truly special day for the former Liverpool skipper, who undoubtedly already has a football waiting at home for Lio.
Here’s the best of the immediate reaction to the news…
I can just see it now.. The year is 2040, manager Steven Gerrard names son, Lio, captain of Liverpool Football Club.
— sam (@_SamAlex) April 29, 2017
Stevie’s wife just gave birth to their first son and in 17 years we’re gonna have another Gerrard in LFC ??
— Jiamin (@jiaaaamin) April 29, 2017
An heir has been born! Stevie Gerrard has a son!
— Trev (@Trevski_LFC) April 29, 2017
So Stevie G had a Son! Its happening people! 2034 LFC will have Gerrard 2.0 ?? no pressure kid. pic.twitter.com/TH86dLVZz4
— Al Hogg (@AlastairCHogg) April 29, 2017
Buzzing that Gerrard has had a son, 16 years from now he will be banging them in at the Kop end like his old man. #YNWA ⚽️
— Oli Wilkins (@OliWilkins_) April 29, 2017
Steven Gerrard has a new son!!
Arsene Wenger has been scouting him for the past 9 months… pic.twitter.com/RYG3X9AjgX
— Quilly (TBI Talks) (@TheBigInterest) April 29, 2017
It’s a baby boy for Gerrard!
And named him Lio. No pressure kid. ?? Future LFC Captain#YNWA
— – (@yaniu8) April 29, 2017
GERRARD HAD A BABY BOY FUTURE LIVERPOOL CAPTAIN AND LEGEND ❤️
— Manny (@MannyAlam) April 29, 2017
Stevie G finally got his boy!! congrats lad. Lio George Gerrard future Liverpool skipper
— Craig Austin (@ozzylfc24) April 29, 2017
Gerrard’s just had a boy. Id start him Monday night . OHHHH you beauty #gerrard
— Kev Morris (@KevMorris92) April 29, 2017
OH MY DAYS Stevie G welcomes a baby boy today. What joy. Looking forward to seeing Lio carry the Gerrard name onto the pitch one day!
— Icha (@anninox) April 29, 2017
Poor Lio Gerrard. Only 2 and half hours old and already we’ve decided he’s a future #lfc captain. No pressure eh lad ???
— Karen Howard (@LFCKaren) April 29, 2017