Liverpool fans will have to get used to a team without captain Steven Gerrard next season after the club and player confirmed today that he won’t be renewing his contract beyond this season.
Gerrard has been praised for the timing of his decision, which allows him to walk away from the only club he’s ever represented with his head held high.
It’s unclear where Gerrard will move to next, as he’s confirmed he’ll carry on playing, but he leaves behind some superb memories for Reds fans everywhere to savour.
Here are five of his best goals for the club.
That strike against Olympiakos
One of Gerrard’s most famous goals was his last gasp strike against Olympiakos to keep Liverpool in the Champions League, which famously sent commentator Andy Gray mad.
Superb skill against ‘Boro
One of the more underrated Steven Gerrard strikes came in a match against Middlesbrough at Anfield, which showcased Gerrard’s power but also his intelligence in terms of his precision finishing from distance.
A screamer against United
The year was 2001 and the team were Liverpool’s arch rivals Manchester United. Gerrard scored a belter from 30 yards out, which is one Reds fans will definitely remember.
That header in Milan
Not the best goal Gerrard has ever scored but one of the most important. When he headed home in the 2005 Champions League final against AC Milan, the comeback was on. Goal from 58 seconds in.
Cometh the hour, cometh the man
Gerrard also scored a famous goal in the 2006 FA Cup final against West Ham, which kept his team in the game. He was also suffering with horrendous cramp at the time.