Gerrard or Carragher: Who should be the face of Liverpool's history?

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Liverpool fans have been asked to vote for five club legends to appear on artwork promoting a play about the club’s history.

The play called ‘The Official History of Liverpool Football Club’ takes fans on a journey throughout the history of the club from the very first days, through the golden European era right up to the present day.

It’s written by Nicky Allt, unsurprisingly a Liverpool fan, who is giving the power to supporters to decide which club figure, past and present, should be used to promote the production.

It’s only right that along with legends like John Houlding and Bill Shankly, two of Liverpool’s more contemporary favourites should be considered to appear on that artwork poster.

Jamie Carragher is arguably Liverpool’s greatest ever centre back, with a senior career that covered 17 years, seeing the defender make well over 500 league appearances for the club.

Carragher is the embodiment of Liverpool as a football club, as an institution and also as a symbol and he should definitely be considered for the artwork.

However, he could be trumped by Steven Gerrard, Liverpool’s current captain and another player who will go down as one of the club’s greatest ever players when he hangs up his boots.

Gerrard has been playing for Liverpool since 1998 and he’s played well over 600 games for the club across all competitions scoring over 150 goals in the process.

Gerrard, similarly to Carragher, is a firm favourite at Anfield for embodying everything that is great about the club and as captain, it’s his job to represent Liverpool all in walks of life.

It will be fascinating to see which five names are chosen.

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Who would you vote for?

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