One of the most illustrious careers in English football came to an end last Saturday when Steven Gerrard played at Anfield for the very last time before joining the Los Angeles (LA) Galaxy in July.
An emotional Anfield witnessed the end of an era as the Liverpool captain made his final home appearance.
After almost 17 years of service, 709 appearances, 185 goals and 10 trophies, the 34-year-old midfielder had hoped to sign off on a winning note before moving to Los Angeles. But he found himself on the losing side which, however, did not mar the solemnity of the occasion.
Tickets that normally cost £47 were sold on the Internet for more than £1,300. Such was the demand to see Gerrard’s last match on home soil against Crystal Palace after his exceptional, glittering one-club career.
Two weeks ago, the former English skipper was part of a guard of honour saluting champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Last week, Palace’s players lined up to applaud him a