Steven Gerrard admits he doesn't want to think about Liverpool send-off too much

Steven Gerrard takes a question during a pregame press conference

Gerrard faces two more games as a Liverpool player with his final home match against Crystal Palace this weekend.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has said he doesn't want to think about his send-off ahead of the final home game of his career with his boyhood club, and is instead focusing on the remaining two games of the season before departing for LA Galaxy.

Gerrard is likely to get a huge ovation from those at Anfield for this weekend's game with Crystal Palace and has said he is going to try and enjoy the occasion, even if he knows it will be an emotional one. 

He told the club's official website: "I'm going to get the attention at the weekend, it's not something I really like, but hopefully I can put in a good performance for the supporters so we can get a win and I can enjoy the send-off that I'm going to get.

"I think at the moment where I am with a couple of games left to go I don't really want to think about it too much.

"Everyone's talking about it but for me I just want to stay focused on the remaining games and the training and sessions ahead.

"There's plenty of time to be sentimental and emotional after the games are done but I don't really want to listen to supporters being emotional face to face because I'm a little bit afraid of breaking down and showing too much!"

Gerrard has shown signs of his old self in the past two games by scoring a crucial winning goal against Queens Park Rangers and an equaliser against Chelsea that salvaged a point at Stamford Bridge.

With it being his last game at Anfield, it will be the last chance that a lot of Liverpool fans will have to see Gerrard play in the flesh.

Over the years, Gerrard has managed to score in every major club cup final, winning everything apart from the Premier League title, which he came so close to last season. 

But given that he has been such a huge figure for a generation of Liverpool fans, the final two games of his career promise to be an emotional affair both on and off the field. 

There have been signs that Brendan Rodgers has tried to lessen the influence of the skipper this season, and Gerrard's injury problems during the second half of the season have, in part, contributed to that. But he is still likely to leave a void of some sort.

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