LIVERPOOL’S ‘CAPTAIN FANTASTIC’ DRAWS THE END OF AN ANFIELD ERA
By: Jarryd Subroyen
Liverpool Football Club bid their final home farewell to captain Steven Gerrard in his penultimate competitive match, as the Crystal Palace stunned them 3-1at Anfield.
The match played was the last home game for the Reds for this season. After putting up a title-challenge in the 2013/14 Premier League season, Liverpool FC announced the future of the club’s Captain on the 2nd of January this year.
Stevie G as he is popularly known in the football fraternity is arguably the best midfielder England has produced in recent times.
The former England captain has served the Merseyside based club for 17 years, with 709 appearances, making him the third most capped player of all times for the Reds.
A career decorated with momentous goals, trophies, milestones, club records and even a World XI starting place back in 2007 was enough to win many hearts. Gerrard will go down as one of the best to don the famous red jersey, according to club legend Kenny Dalglish.
“I just want to say that I feel lucky to have seen him play, and it’s special that he was a Liverpool player. He has made a massive contribution to the club for a long time and that is why he is revered on Merseyside and beyond,” said Dalgish.
Gerrard will move on to America at the end of the current campaign, where he will ply his trade in the top flight division known as the MLS, with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
A return to his boyhood club, Liverpool FC, isn’t off the cards however.
The Kop faithful were out in full force at a sold out Anfield stadium and the result did little to dampen the mood as the crowds showed their support for their local hero.
The fans were chanting his name and made him realise that he ‘will never walk alone’.