Facebook was buzzing right after the dawn of the New Year full of expectation and promise. The football festive period was still underway and the bountiful fixture list only seemed to add the fervor. 1 piece of news changed all of that.
Steven Gerrard, the iconic legendary captain of Liverpool Football Club announced that his dream run with his boyhood club was coming to an end and that he would be off after the current season. Fans across denominations and boundaries reacted in shock to the news.
The official Liverpool FC Facebook page on the other hand chose to pick their moment. As tributes poured in across the social media spectrum, there will diligently compiled by and shared on the page as they happened.
The world was introduced the opinion of the who’s who of football, including former greats, managers, pundits and his team mates on one of Liverpool FC’s greatest ever players.
Even legends of the past seemed flabbergasted by Gerrard’s statement.
Bayern Munchen midfield ace and former midfield partner of the Liverpool skipper Xabi Alonso was quite emotional himself.
The two have remained good friends even after Xabi’s departure to Real Madrid in 2009.
Alvaro Arbeloa currently plying his trade at the reigning European Champions Real Madrid, recounted his admiration of his former captain with arguably one of the most memorable tributes to “Steve” off late.
Arguably one of the greatest footballer’s of all time, Zinedine Zidane chipped in what will go down as the greatest compliment to Gerrard’s career.