Born on 30 May 1980, Steven George Gerrard is an English retired footballer. He is a Liverpool great who spent the majority of his career at Anfield. Gerrard wore the number 8, playing from 1997 until 2015. For the period of being the England captain, the player wore the number 4. He usually performed as a central midfielder. He played for Los Angeles Galaxy for two full years before retiring at the end of the 2017 season.
Few men will ever be able to match the legacy forged by Steven Gerrard at Liverpool FC. The only player in Liverpool FC history to feature in the club’s all-time top five for both appearances and goals, the talismanic midfielder found the target 186 times and clocked up an astonishing 710 games.
A footballer of undoubted world-class ability was respected by rivals and adored by fans, and nothing seemed impossible to Gerrard. In essence, he could do everything, and he gave everything.
The midfielder’s tendency to drag his teammates along with him to achieve great things is perhaps best evidenced by his unique record of having scored in the finals of the Champions League, UEFA Cup, FA Cup, and League Cup.
Few players end their careers with even one contribution to a football match as iconic as his last-minute equalizer against West Ham United in the FA Cup final, or the half-volley against Olympiacos that kept the Reds on track for European Cup glory. That’s without mentioning the inch-perfect header that kick-started a miracle in Istanbul.
But that was Gerrard through and through during a 17-year Anfield career. The Scouser grew up to captain his boyhood club, to be one of the best in the world, to collect trophies.