Cape Town - Former
Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement
from professional football on Thursday at the age of 36, calling time on
an emblematic career.
Gerrard spent 17 years at his home-town club Liverpool, 12 as
captain, and won nine honours including the 2005 Champions League before
finishing his career with an 18-month stint at LA Galaxy.
Since his announcement, tributes have flooded in from former team-mates and players with many hailing Gerrard as Liverpool's best ever player.
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