Steven Gerrard carried out his duties as a legend departing Anfield so well, it’s easy to forget he never wanted so much attention in the first place.
Gerrard made a triumphant entrance onto the field Saturday before Liverpool’s Premier League game against Crystal Palace kicked off. Both teams and the referee formed a guard of honor and applauded Gerrard and his three daughters as they took the field before his final home game for Liverpool.
Fans also paid tribute to Gerrard by holding colored placards, which formed two giant tifo displays in his honor.
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Liverpool suffered a disappointing loss to Crystal Palace, but the defeat didn’t damper the Gerrard love-fest.
Gerrard thanked Liverpool fans in a farewell address to the crowd, which remained in place after the final whistle. Gerrard, his teammates and their families then took a lap of honor around Anfield to mark the club’s final home game of the season and the departing captain’s glittering Anfield career.
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