Gerrard announces his retirement

The thirty-six year old has brought the curtain down on a career that began in 1998 when he made his first appearance for the club.

He made over seven hundred outings for the Reds before moving to LA Galaxy on a free transfer in the Summer of 2015.

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Gerrard, who captained his country at three major tournaments, was capped 114 times by England – making him the fourth most capped player of all-time.

 And he has said that he will look back fondly on a career that saw him live the dream of millions of supporters.

“I feel lucky to have experienced so many wonderful highlights over the course of my career.” he said.

“I have had an incredible career and am thankful for each and every moment of my time at Liverpool, England and LA Galaxy.

“I fulfilled my childhood dream by pulling on the famous red shirt of Liverpool.

“I am proud to have played over 700 games for Liverpool, many of which as captain, and to have played my part in helping the club to bring major honours back to Anfield, none more so than that famous night in Istanbul.

“I feel privileged to have won 114 England caps and to have had the honour of captaining my country.

“I was lucky to play alongside some great players and under some fantastic managers during my time at Anfield and would like to thank each and every one of them, as well as all of the backroom staff at the club throughout my time there for the fantastic support they showed me.” he finished.