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Steven Gerrard - Player of the Week

Steven Gerrard - Player of the Week

Gerrard at the double! 

Gerrard celebrates at Wimbledon.Steven Gerrard scored twice at Wimbledon in the FA Cup to give Liverpool a 2-1 victory and send the Reds into round 4, where they will play Bolton Wanderers. Liverpool were put under a lot of pressure from Wimbledon, who play in League 2 (level 4 of English professional football) but Gerrard came to Liverpool's rescue. The captain put the Reds into an early lead with a brave header but Wimbledon equalised before half-time and there was the possibility of a giant-killing! In the second half, Wimbledon had chances but in the 62nd minute Gerrard scored a fantastic free-kick to win the game for Liverpool. It was Gerrard's second double in only five days, he also scored twice on New Year's Day, against Leicester City in the Premier League.

"Steven was outstanding. He gave a brilliant individual performance."  Brendan Rogers, Liverpool manager.

Is Gerrard leaving Liverpool?

Gerrard is loved by Liverpool fans young and old.Steven Gerrard has recently announced that this will be his last season with Liverpool. His contract expires in May and it is believed that he will sign for a club in the USA. One of the main reasons he has decided to move abroad is that he doesn't want to play against Liverpool! Gerrard has only ever played for The Reds, and has made nearly 700 appearances for the club and scored nearly 200 goals in a 17-year Premier League career.

"This has been the toughest decision of my life." Steven Gerrard.

What else do we know about Steven Gerrard?

Can you see the famous face in the crowd?Steven George Gerrard was born in Whiston, a village just outside Liverpool, in 1980. Gerrard joined his boyhood club when he was only 9 years old and has been at Anfield ever since. He made his debut in 1998, in the Premier League against Blackburn Rovers, and scored his first Premier League goal, in 1999, against Sheffield Wednesday. In 2000/01, Gerrard won his first trophies, as Liverpool won the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup. In 2003, Gerrard became Liverpool captain and he has been captain ever since. Possibly Gerrard's greatest moment was in 2005, when he helped Liverpool win the Champions League against AC Milan. Liverpool were losing 0-3 but came back to win the match on penalties in a match that Liverpool fans call 'The Miracle of Istanbul'.

"Steven can do anything, he is an amazing player. It's going to be very difficult for the team to find another player like him."  Mario Balotelli.

What individual awards has Gerrard won?

Only 2 players have scored more BPL penalties than Gerrard.Gerrard has won 10 trophies with Liverpool but he has also won many awards as an individual. In 2005, Gerrard was named UEFA Club Player of the Year and he has also been named in UEFA's team of the season three times. He has been named in the PFA's (Professional Footballers Association) team of the year 8 times, more than any Premier League player and has been named Premier League player of the Month a record 6 times. Gerrard also won 114 caps for England, appeared in 3 World Cups and scored 21 goals. Only two players - Peter Shilton (129) and David Beckham (115) played for England more times. 

"Probably the best player this country has ever seen - not only as a player but as a leader and captain." Jordan Henderson, Liverpool teammate.

What has Gerrard won off the pitch?

Gerrard and teammates visting a hospital in Liverpool.Steven Gerrard in his role as Liverpool and England captain has had a big impact off the pitch too. In 2011, he started his own charity called the Steven Gerrard Foundation, which aims to help disadvantaged children in Liverpool and abroad and he recently donated half a million pounds to a children's hospital in Liverpool. In 2007, Gerrard was given an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II for services to sport and he has also been awarded an honorary degree by Liverpool University for his services to sport. 

Gerrard has been Liverpool captain for 12 years!

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Gerrard at the double! 

Steven Gerrard scored twice at Wimbledon in the FA Cup to give Liverpool a 2-1 victory and send the Reds into round 4, where they will play Bolton Wanderers. Liverpool were put under a lot of pressure from Wimbledon, who play in League 2 (level 4 of English professional football) but Gerrard came to Liverpool's rescue. The captain put the Reds into an early lead with a brave header but Wimbledon equalised before half-time and there was the possibility of a giant-killing! In the second half, Wimbledon had chances but in the 62nd minute Gerrard scored a fantastic free-kick to win the game for Liverpool. It was Gerrard's second double in only five days, he also scored twice on New Year's Day, against Leicester City in the Premier League.

"Steven was outstanding. He gave a brilliant individual performance."  Brendan Rogers, Liverpool manager.

Is Gerrard leaving Liverpool?

Steven Gerrard has recently announced that this will be his last season with Liverpool. His contract expires in May and it is believed that he will sign for a club in the USA. One of the main reasons he has decided to move abroad is that he doesn't want to play against Liverpool! Gerrard has only ever played for The Reds, and has made nearly 700 appearances for the club and scored nearly 200 goals in a 17-year Premier League career.

"This has been the toughest decision of my life." Steven Gerrard.

What else do we know about Steven Gerrard?

Steven George Gerrard was born in Whiston, a village just outside Liverpool, in 1980. Gerrard joined his boyhood club when he was only 9 years old and has been at Anfield ever since. He made his debut in 1998, in the Premier League against Blackburn Rovers, and scored his first Premier League goal, in 1999, against Sheffield Wednesday. In 2000/01, Gerrard won his first trophies, as Liverpool won the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup. In 2003, Gerrard became Liverpool captain and he has been captain ever since. Possibly Gerrard's greatest moment was in 2005, when he helped Liverpool win the Champions League against AC Milan. Liverpool were losing 0-3 but came back to win the match on penalties in a match that Liverpool fans call 'The Miracle of Istanbul'.

"Steven can do anything, he is an amazing player. It's going to be very difficult for the team to find another player like him."  Mario Balotelli.

What individual awards has Gerrard won?

Gerrard has won 10 trophies with Liverpool but he has also won many awards as an individual. In 2005, Gerrard was named UEFA Club Player of the Year and he has also been named in UEFA's team of the season three times. He has been named in the PFA's (Professional Footballers Association) team of the year 8 times, more than any Premier League player and has been named Premier League player of the Month a record 6 times. Gerrard also won 114 caps for England, appeared in 3 World Cups and scored 21 goals. Only two players - Peter Shilton (129) and David Beckham (115) played for England more times. 

"Probably the best player this country has ever seen - not only as a player but as a leader and captain." Jordan Henderson, Liverpool teammate.

What has Gerrard won off the pitch?

Steven Gerrard in his role as Liverpool and England captain has had a big impact off the pitch too. In 2011, he started his own charity called the Steven Gerrard Foundation, which aims to help disadvantaged children in Liverpool and abroad and he recently donated half a million pounds to a children's hospital in Liverpool. In 2007, Gerrard was given an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II for services to sport and he has also been awarded an honorary degree by Liverpool University for his services to sport. 

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Did you know......?

  • Only Frank Lampard has scored more goals from midfield in Premier League history than Steven Gerrard. 
  • Zinidine Zidane once named Gerrard as the best player in the world.
  • Gerrard has created more chances for teammates than any other Premier League player.
  • No away player has scored more goals at Old Trafford than Gerrard (5) in the Premier League.
  • Gerrard has scored the most goals in Merseyside Derbies (9) in Premier League history.
Gerrard having fun with the Wimbledon mascot after the match.
 

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EngFilipe's picture
EngFilipe
03/03/2015
BR
0
points

Steven Gerrard is the player that made me a fan of Liverpool, is the best midfield player ever. In my team the number eight it will always be .


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EngFilipe
03/03/2015 00:32
Brazil
Liverpool
0

Steven Gerrard is the player that made me a fan of Liverpool, is the best midfield player ever. In my team the number eight it will always be .

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almirpereira
25/10/2015
BR
1315
points

Hello, my friend lt's to improve the english language!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm eighth place.


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almirpereira
25/10/2015 00:42
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

Hello, my friend lt's to improve the english language!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm eighth place.

Abdallah
29/09/2015
KW
1813
points

Really legend and faithful player that football will never ever see like him again .
He is wright to leave the Reds especially he's been old.


Abdallah
29/09/2015 13:10
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

Really legend and faithful player that football will never ever see like him again .
He is wright to leave the Reds especially he's been old.

almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
25/10/2015
BR
1315
points

Marvelous, you are Of +!!!!


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almirpereira
25/10/2015 00:39
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

Marvelous, you are Of +!!!!

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almirpereira
25/10/2015
BR
1315
points

Grammar: Use the article a, before of consoant or h with r soun. / Use an, before vowel or consoant vowel./
Ex.: an hospital. - an honest. - an hour.


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almirpereira
25/10/2015 01:04
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

Grammar: Use the article a, before of consoant or h with r soun. / Use an, before vowel or consoant vowel./
Ex.: an hospital. - an honest. - an hour.

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aragorn1986
02/11/2015
ME
6922
points

It was the right time. He is the most valuable player of Reds.


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aragorn1986
02/11/2015 21:26
Montenegro
Arsenal
6922

It was the right time. He is the most valuable player of Reds.

nikosonris
17/11/2015
UA
2453
points

He did the right thing! And he will be remembered at Anfield forever.


nikosonris
17/11/2015 14:47
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

He did the right thing! And he will be remembered at Anfield forever.

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aragorn1986
02/12/2015
ME
6922
points

Gerrard's heart will always be with Liverpool. One day he will be leading Reds as a manager. That's my prediction.


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aragorn1986
02/12/2015 19:01
Montenegro
Arsenal
6922

Gerrard's heart will always be with Liverpool. One day he will be leading Reds as a manager. That's my prediction.

assemjuve
25/01/2016
PS
3433
points

He is one of the best players in Liverpool history.


assemjuve
25/01/2016 15:46
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

He is one of the best players in Liverpool history.

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HakanUslu1881
18/03/2016
TR
1761
points

Yes,absolutely.


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HakanUslu1881
18/03/2016 15:05
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

Yes,absolutely.

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
18/03/2016
TR
1761
points

Yes,he is Liverpool's best ever player and one of the best player of the Premier League.


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HakanUslu1881
18/03/2016 15:06
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

Yes,he is Liverpool's best ever player and one of the best player of the Premier League.

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HakanUslu1881
18/03/2016
TR
1761
points

Of course,it has been the cup final of the Champions Leagues in 2005.


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HakanUslu1881
18/03/2016 15:07
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

Of course,it has been the cup final of the Champions Leagues in 2005.

sabanoleg
22/08/2016
UA
470
points

One of the best players in the world history!!!


sabanoleg
22/08/2016 09:33
Ukraine
Arsenal
470

One of the best players in the world history!!!

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Talapker
28/01/2017
KZ
205
points

Steven Gerrard is great football player and brave captain.


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Talapker
28/01/2017 08:46
Kazakhstan
Manchester City
205

Steven Gerrard is great football player and brave captain.

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
12/03/2017
SD
1924
points

correct me

Gerrard is the spirit of liverpool, he is a far example of loyalty, a refrence of being a team leader, and a reaseon for many people to support liverpool.

he will never be sorry for not holding the premier league title, but in fact the premier league trophy should feel sorry for missing the honor of a legend lifting it


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
12/03/2017 18:12
Sudan
Liverpool
1924

correct me

Gerrard is the spirit of liverpool, he is a far example of loyalty, a refrence of being a team leader, and a reaseon for many people to support liverpool.

he will never be sorry for not holding the premier league title, but in fact the premier league trophy should feel sorry for missing the honor of a legend lifting it

Rich's picture
Rich
12/03/2017
ES
2921
points

Hi Ahmed Adam

Thanks for your message. I agree with everything you say about Gerrard, he is a Liverpool and a Premier League legend. I've made a few corrections to your message below:

Gerrard is the spirit of Liverpool, he is a far great example of loyalty, a reference as a team leader, and a reason for many people to support Liverpool.

He will should never be sorry for not holding the Premier League title, but in fact the Premier League trophy should feel sorry for missing the honor of a legend lifting it.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
12/03/2017 18:57
Spain
Liverpool
2921

Hi Ahmed Adam

Thanks for your message. I agree with everything you say about Gerrard, he is a Liverpool and a Premier League legend. I've made a few corrections to your message below:

Gerrard is the spirit of Liverpool, he is a far great example of loyalty, a reference as a team leader, and a reason for many people to support Liverpool.

He will should never be sorry for not holding the Premier League title, but in fact the Premier League trophy should feel sorry for missing the honor of a legend lifting it.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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