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Liverpool Hall Of Fame: Steven Gerrard

Amuda Segun

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Mr Liverpool ‘Steven Gerrard’ defines the essence of Liverpool as a club, especially during his playing days. He is undoubtedly one of the best players in the illustrious history of the club.

Steven Gerrard is one of the best Liverpool Players ever and in the same category with the likes of Ian Rush and Kenny Dalglish ‘King Kenny’ before him.

He came through the Liverpool Academy and went on to captain the first team from a tender age.

Steven Gerrard was a big factor in deciding matches in Liverpool’s favour enroute the trophies won by the Reds during his playing days.

The 2005 Champions League final in Istanbul readily comes to mind as he masterminded one of the greatest European comebacks in history for his team Liverpool.

AC Milan had led Liverpool 3-0 at the halftime interval before Steven Gerrard started the fightback at the start of the second half as the Reds went on to score three goals in six minutes to draw level. Liverpool and AC Milan maintained that 3-3 scoreline at the end of both regulation time and extra time before the Reds won on penalties to secure their fifth European title.

Steven Gerrard also played a big role as Liverpool came from two goals down with few minutes left to draw 3-3 with West Ham United in the 2006 FA Cup final which they eventually won on penalties.

Both trophies were won under Spanish tactician Rafael Benitez.

Gerrard was unable to lead Liverpool to a Premier League title during his playing career which he spent the entirety at Anfield. He would be remembered for the unfortunate slip that led to the 2-0 to Chelsea at the end of the 2013/14 season.

Liverpool were closing in on the league title with few games left to play before that result derailed their quest to end the long wait for a league trophy dating back to 1990.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.