Liverpool fans react to Steven Gerrard's performance against Wimbledon on twitter

After announcing his departure to the MLS, all eyes were on the Reds' skipper in the third round of the FA Cup.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard typically took all the plaudits and the back page headlines in the morning's papers after his brace ensured his side reached the fourth round of the FA Cup.

A header in the first half by latching onto Javier Manquillo's cross, followed by a second half free-kick to ensure a meeting with Bolton Wanderers later on in the month at Anfield.

The build-up to the game was dominated by two things. One was Wimbledon trying to pull of an upset like the class of 1988, the other was the fallout from Gerrard announcing that he will leave Liverpool after 17 years in the first team for the MLS in America.

Inevitably, after Gerrard had found the net, there was a lot of talk about why the Reds were letting the 34-year-old at the end of the season as fans contemplated the void that he is likely to leave behind when he moves to the States.

Here is what a few fans had to say on twitter:

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