Liverpool FC Career
Chapter 2 The Liverpool FC Story
November 29, 1998. A date that will always hold special significance for Liverpool Football Club.
With the Reds entering stoppage-time of a routine 2-0 win over Blackburn Rovers, Anfield was treated to sight of a gangly teenager tucking in a jersey, perhaps one size too big, into his shorts and receiving a pat on the head from Phil Thompson.
That youngster was Steven Gerrard, handed his Liverpool debut as a replacement for Vegard Heggem.
The 18-year-old was a highly rated prospect within the walls of Melwood and the Academy but little did anyone, let alone the man himself, know what was to follow over the next 17 years.
His is the story every young football fanatic dreams about when having a kick around in their garden – the local lad, rising through the ranks to become captain, lifting trophies, scoring the most unbelievable and crucial of goals, as well as becoming an icon for his home city.
Steven Gerrard has lived that dream. And every one of us has been privileged to have joined him on his incredible journey.
From pretending to be Kenny Dalglish on the Bluebell Estate in Huyton to hoisting aloft Liverpool FC's fifth European Cup on the banks of the Bosporus, the Gerrard story is one you have to admire, regardless of your allegiances.
Steven Gerrard. A Liverpool legend in every sense of the word.