- Steven Gerrard has finally hanged his boot from football after an illustrious playing career
- The petite midfielder announced his retirement from active football on Thursday, November 24, 2016
- He would ever be remembered for steering Liverpool to a Champions League success in 2005
Former England international Steven Gerrard has retired from football after 18 years of remarkable playing career which brought him fame and success.
The Liverpool legend spent most of his playing football career at Anfield after making his debut for the club in November 1998 against Blackburn Rovers.
[caption id="attachment_1060962" align="alignnone" width="615"] Gerrard lifting the 2005 UEFA Champions League trophy with former coach Benitez[/caption]
Gerrard would ever be remembered by all Liverpool fans for his superb performance which led the club to a triumph in the 2005 UEFA Champions League final against AC Milan in Istanbul.
The 36-year-old who left Liverpool in 2015 had 504 appearances in the premier league scoring a total of 120 goals for the Reds before heading to LA Galaxy in America.
The star who played only 36 games for LA Galaxy scoring 5 goals explained his rationale for him to have retired from football.
''I cant do what I used to do again, and I just have to bid farewell to the game of football and I want to thank all the people who were part of my success while playing for Liverpool, England and LA Galaxy,'' he stated.
The former England international featured for Liverpool between 1998 and 2015 scoring 120 goals in 504 games. He also played for the three lions scoring 21 goals in 114 appearances.