Steven Gerrard reveals one of the proudest days of his Liverpool career

Steven Gerrard takes a question during a pregame press conference

11 years ago Gerrard became the Liverpool captain in a UEFA Cup match against Olimpija Ljubljana, and marked the occasion on Instagram.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard took to Instagram to express his pride at the 11th anniversary on when he first captained the side. 

Gerard Houllier took the armband off Sami Hyypia and gave it to a 23-year-old Gerrard ahead of the Reds 3-0 over Olimpija Ljubljana in the UEFA Cup. Anthony Le Tallec, Emile Heskey and Harry Kewell scored the goals on a memorable night for the Reds' skipper.

He said on Instagram: "11 years ago today I became the captain of my boyhood team one of the proudest days of my caree. It's a huge honour to captain this great club #YNWA."

 
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11 years ago today I became the captain of my boyhood team one of the proudest days of my career . It's a huge honour to captain this great club #YNWA

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Gerrard has since played in some memorable matches for the Reds, come up with some big moments. He has lifted three major honours during that time in the Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup - and has passed several milestones along the way.

The European Cup triumph in 2005 and the FA Cup triumph the following season both saw Gerrard at his best in terms of leadership - whilst there have been many a crucial goal scored from Gerrard at pivotal moments in the season.

The Reds' skipper is now playing under his fifth manager in Brendan Rodgers, and only the League title eludes him in terms of his medal collection, something which he came very close to winning last season as the Reds fell two points short in the title race. 

Gerrard will be hoping there are more opportunities to lift silverware for the club on the horizon in the autumn years of his career.

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