Controversial QPR star Joey Barton pays tribute to Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard

The QPR midfielder has been on Twitter today paying tribute to the Liverpool man, and his haircut!

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few months you will be fully aware that Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is leaving Liverpool at the end of the current season.

The former England captain will be joining the Los Angeles Galaxy from the summer after finally bringing the curtain down on his 28-year stint at Anfield.

In that time he has come up against plenty of opponents, none of whom have probably courted as much controversy as Joey Barton.

Himself a Liverpudlian, and a former Everton trainee, Barton is currently plying his trade for recently relegated QPR.

While he has had some choice words to say about English midfielders in the past Gerrard has always been a player who has his utmost respect.

Gerrard will play his final ever game at Anfield this weekend and Barton has joined the chorus of ex-players paying tribute to the player on Twitter - whilst also having a cheeky jibe at his haircut:

Barton's future is itself in doubt going forward. The one-cap England international is out of contract at QPR but is believed to want a Loftus Road stay.

If not, what chance he ends up playing in America with Gerrard.

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