Former Liverpool and England Captain Steven Gerrard has announced retirement from after serving 19 years for the game. 36 year old Steven Gerrard has played 710 games for Liverpool and won 9 trophies for the side. The midfielder is England’s fourth most capped player as well with 114 appearances and has also captained the side in three of the six major tournaments he played.
Announcing his retirement, Steven Gerrard said that he feels lucky to have witnessed so many brilliant highlights over the course of his career. He stated that he had an incredible career and thanked each and every moment of his time in England, Liverpool and LA Galaxy teams. He also expressed his love for Liverpool and said that by wearing red shirt, he has fulfilled his childhood dream.
On Gerrard’s retirement, Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp said Gerrard should also be given room and space to jump in and learn something new in the form of coaching role. He said that it is for sure that there will be something to announce in future regarding to that but for now, there is nothing to say about it, considering Gerrard for a coaching role. Liverpool’s Boss stated that the door will be always open for Gerrard from their side and if Gerrard wants to experience something different, then he would definitely be helped out.
Gerrard in a statement said that he is proud to have played more than 700 games for Liverpool, many of which as a captain and for imparting some role in club’s famous victories. Talking about playing for the country, Gerrard said that he feels privileged to have 114 international caps for the national side and for captaining the side as well.
English Star Footballer, Steven Gerrard made his debut back in 2000 against Ukraine and scored his first ever international goal following the year in a World Cup qualifying game against Germany. Gerrard was made England Captain in 2008 and he left the captaincy after Euro 2012, the year in which he got his 100th English Cap. Steven Gerrard said goodbye to international arena after England’s early group stage exit in 2014 World Cup.