Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has officially decided to retire from football and bring an end to his glorious 18 year old career. The 36 year old former reds player decided to hang up his boots following end of his 18 month contract with LA Galaxy.
It was certainly an emotional moment for footballing world and especially for Liverpool fans to see Stevie G retire after a glittering career. Gerrard was an iconic figure for the scousers and a living legend for them where he scored 186 goals in 710 appearances over his 17-year long career. Steven was the longest serving red captain in their history and was extremely instrumental in leading his team to Champions League victory under Rafa Benitez in 2005 which is regarded as one of the greatest wins in Liverpool history.
Gerrard’s official statement said, “Following recent media speculation surrounding my future I can confirm my retirement from playing professional football. I have had an incredible career and am thankful for each and every moment of my time at Liverpool, England and LA Galaxy. I feel lucky to have experienced so many wonderful highlights over the course of my career. 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 honors back to Anfield, none more so than that famous night in Istanbul.”
Steven Gerrard is expected to move to coaching after his retirement. It was indeed a delight to witness this legend in action over the years. We cannot thank him enough for his immense contribution to his club, country and entire footballing fraternity. Unfortunately he could never win the Ballon D’or, but he definitely won our hearts.
Enjoy Steven Gerrard’s greatest moments and goals below:
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