One of football’s modern legends, Steven Gerrard, decided to hang up his boots this week after his spell at LA Galaxy in the MLS. Every Liverpool fan still wants him back in the sort of fairytale return to Anfield that can only be dreamt of, but the sad reality is that that just wouldn’t be possible in Klopp’s gegenpressing game.
Though some late screamers from the bench in a player-assistant manager role would have been the icing on the cake for a true Liverpool legend, guess there’s only one thing left to say to Steven Gerrard now, “You’ll Never Walk Alone!”
We take a look at Super Stevie’s six greatest Liverpool moments.
#6 Magic at Merseyside
World football is filled with local rivalries and there are few rivalries in English football that can match or top the Merseyside derby. Dividing colleagues, friends and even family members, England comes to a standstill whenever Liverpool take on Everton.
One would be hard pressed to find a footballer (dead or alive) who lives the Merseyside derby more than Steven Gerrard.
One fine day in March of 2012, the captain of Liverpool took the field to play his 400th match for the club. The scene of battle was Anfield and the opponents were arch rivals Everton. Steven Gerrard rose to the occasion like none other completing his hat trick in stoppage time as Liverpool ran out convincing 3-0 victors.
It was the first hat-trick in the Merseyside derby since 1979 and Liverpool’s biggest victory over Everton in 30 years! For Steven Gerrard though, it was all just about the club!