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Former Teammates Pay Tribute To Steven Gerrard On Twitter Upon His Retirement

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: Fernando Torres of Liverpool celebrates scoring the opening goal with team mate Steven Gerrard (R) during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final First Leg match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on April 8, 2009 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard formally ended his playing career on Thursday, at the age of 36.

The midfielder left LA Galaxy at the end of their 2016 season, and rather than take up one of the many offers he had to prolong his playing career, Gerrard has instead decided to call it a day.

Naturally, former Liverpool teammates have been lining up to pay tribute to their former captain – some of whom went were by his side at his crowning glory, the Champions League final win in 2005, while others were there for the periods that were not quite so laden with trophies.

Thanks for everything! Good luck with whatever you decide to do next! #legend #ynwa @stevengerrard

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Former opponents even started getting in on the act, such was their admiration for the player:

While his country, club and sporting bodies also all sent messages of congratulations to Gerrard upon his retirement:

It is unknown at this time what direction Gerrard’s post-football career will go in. He has already turned down one offer, as manager of League One side MK Dons, and while he will probably get others in the near future, for the time being he seems happy to continue in his role as a pundit for BT Sport.

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Author: The PA Team

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