Few players come to represent a club quite like Steven Gerrard symbolises Liverpool.
Liverpool has been the home of many an iconic player throughout its history, and it speaks volumes that Gerrard is right up there with any player to don the Red shirt.
After making his debut for the club as a fresh-faced 18-year-old in 1998, the midfielder quickly established himself as one of the most exciting talents in the game.
Nine trophies and 114 England caps followed, but what made Gerrard so special was the intangibles: the ability to grab a team by the scruff of the neck and single-handedly drag them to glory – never more evident than that famous night in Istanbul 12 years ago.
One year on from his retirement as a player, we’ve left it to those that had the fortune of playing alongside Gerrard, and the misfortune of playing against him, to explain his magnificence.
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