Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was the recipient of the FWA tribute award on Sunday evening, after he was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the national game, talkSPORT takes a look at some of Gerrard's finest moments in his long and illustrious career.
A player that over the years, has been hailed as one of the world's finest all round midfielders and epitomises the complete central midfielder. Gerrard is often associated with his ability to score goals from distance for club and country and there have been countless trademark goals. To date, Gerrard is only footballer ever to have scored in an FA Cup Final, a League Cup Final, a UEFA Cup Final and a Champions League Final and it his strike in the FA Cup final against West Ham, that stands out above the rest:
The talismanic figure boasts an impressive 154 goals and 100 assists in 614 games in all competitions to date for Liverpool, and 100 caps and 19 goals for England, which highlights his importance for both club and country. Just a few notable assists for club and country, include his 60-yard defence splitting pass, which set up Luis Suarez for a simple finish against Sunderland, earlier this year, and last year in the European Championship, his precise cross, which invited Andy Carroll to head home from 12 yards, both demonstrate Gerrard's expansive passing range:
Champions League Final 2005 vs AC Milan
When Liverpool were 3-0 down against Milan at half-time, it looked like game over for the Reds. However, Steven Gerrard stepped up and galvanised his team with a goal that would kickstart one of the most famous comebacks in European football, with Liverpool winning on penalties. Gerrard was imperious in the second half and used all of his leadership qualities to drag Liverpool to glory. It has to be considered as Gerrard's finest moment in a Liverpool shirt:
A boyhood Reds fan, Gerrard is an ideal role model for Liverpool supporters and is a firm favourite amongst the home faithful. Gerrard often speaks of his appreciation towards the fans and no doubt will go down as one of the club's greatest players. Here are two quotes from the Liverpool skipper, the first is Gerrard praising the fans in light of reaching the Champions League Final, "I just wanted to jump into the stand and start celebrating with those wonderful fans." The second quote sees a jubiliant Steven Gerrard share his thoughts on winning the Champions League, "How can I think of leaving Liverpool after a night like this?"
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