Steven Gerrard has retired today. The Liverpool legend has officially announced his retirement from the professional football. In total, he has played international football for about 19 years. The former Reds captain spent 17 years at Anfield. He was the captain of the club from 2013 to summer 2015.
Graduated from Liverpool’s Academy, the midfielder was born at Huyton. He made his senior debut as a substitute against Blackburn Rovers in November 1998. So far, he played 710 games and scored 186 goals.
Steven Gerrard Retire
The natural abilities made Steven one of the leading midfielders of his generation. Gerrard turned out to be a key player in the treble-winning season of 2000-01 and helped the Gerard Houllier led the team in the League Cup, FA Cup, and UEFA Cup.
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As his influence grew, Steven was made the captain in October 2003. It was the start of his most consistent and prolific era of his career. After Rafael Benitez being appointed as the manager, Gerrard proved to the talisman of Liverpool’s sensational victory in the Champions League 2004-05 season.
Steven Gerrard Retire
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S Gerrard played a memorable strike against Olympiacos. It kickstarted the Reds fairytale journey to the final in Istanbul. His side trailed to 3-0 to AC Milan but soon made a comeback. His determination proved to be a catalyst behind a historic comeback. It paved the way for Benitez’s side to win the trophy on penalties.
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Gerrard was the one who made the club to win 2006 FA Cup. He scored twice in the final with West Ham United. It went on to draw with a score 3-3.
Steven also helped Liverpool to come back in 2007 Champions League. However, Milan had beaten them at that time, and they had to settle down with the second position in the 2008-09 Premier League.Steven Gerrard Retire
The number 8 ranked won the League Cup title with the help of Kenny Dalglish in 2012 and thus got to be appointed as the captain of his national team. He captained for 114 matches and retired from international football in 2014.
In that year, Gerrard came close to winning the only national honors which couldn’t before, the Premier League. Reds had an impressive season but got defeated in the final by Manchester City.
He bid farewell to Anfield at the end of 2014-15. Later on, Gerrard joined LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer and played 34 games and scored five goals.