On Thursday, former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from football. An illustrious career saw the Englishman earned him plaudits from many a football fan around the world.
Gerrard was linked with a managerial job in the last few days, which he decided to turn down as it came too early for him. But now with his playing days behind him, a role change may be on the cards for the Anfield great.
Fans around the world, poured in with praises on social media:
Thank you for all the beautiful memories, Steven Gerrard.
— Micha (@KalashnikLove) November 24, 2016
5 – Steven Gerrard scored more Premier League goals at Old Trafford than any other visiting player. Memories. pic.twitter.com/Jx5FGx3bJM
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 24, 2016
Steven Gerrard officially retires. His Best and Worst moments? pic.twitter.com/UPRglaccvo
— Sean Graham (@SPGBETTING) November 24, 2016
— Sarah Davison (@SarahMcDD) November 24, 2016
— Kristján Guðjónsson (@kristjanSmari) November 24, 2016
Steven Gerrard retires from football as one of the greatest of all time. Without doubt the best Liverpool player of my lifetime. What next?
— David Segar (@whichdave) November 24, 2016
— Harbs Soor (@HarbsLFC) November 24, 2016
— Tom Estlin (@tom_estlin) November 24, 2016
Steven Gerrard has retired from professional football. A fantastic club servant for Liverpool, who epitomised what it means to be a captain.
— 1886 (@1886_blog) November 24, 2016
A young Steven Gerrard asking Pep Guardiola to shake his hand after beating Barcelona 1-0 back in 2001. pic.twitter.com/J4rQ4M04UI
— Historical Football (@HistoryFootie) November 24, 2016
Congratulations Steven gerrard incredible career club and country,privilege to have played with and against you,enjoy some golf ⛳️ now
— Chris Kirkland (@ChrisKirkland43) November 24, 2016
Thierry Henry on Steven Gerrard. pic.twitter.com/cvdW6ee2n2
— Football__Tweet (@Football__Tweet) November 24, 2016
Steven Gerrard. He lived out all of our dreams. Thanks for the memories and the moments. Legend. pic.twitter.com/cG39LcPThj
— James Carroll (@James_Carroll84) November 24, 2016
“Cut my veins open and I bleed Liverpool red.”
– Steven Gerrard. pic.twitter.com/lqFlCYMiCz
— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) November 24, 2016
“I didn’t just live the dream, I forced it to come true.”
Steven Gerrard’s playing career – beyond stats, beyond silverware, beyond words. pic.twitter.com/AiAOb4G7yt
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) November 24, 2016
Usually I say ‘x player is bigger than x club as an obvious joke’, but Steven Gerrard genuinely is bigger than Everton Football Club.
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) November 24, 2016
We were all extremely lucky to have seen Gerrard in his prime. The greatest English player of my generation. That is all. #stevengerrard
— James Sutton (@thejamessutton) November 24, 2016
Whether you Love or Hate Liverpool, you can’t argue that #stevengerrard was a world class player. An absolute legend.
— Tom McLellan (@TomMcLellan24) November 24, 2016