Steven Gerrard’s Top 10 Liverpool Moments

In keeping up with Steven Gerrard’s announcement that he’s leaving Liverpool at the end of the season, I thought it would be best to showcase his career highlights and countdown his top 10 moments as a Liverpool player.

10) Hillsborough

The Hillsborough disaster is something that has defined the culture of Liverpool in more ways than one. Steven Gerrard has spent his entire career helping those who have been impacted. His 10 year old cousin, Jon-Paul Gilhooley, was the youngest killed in the crush. Gerrard has donated his time and hundreds of thousands of pounds over the years to the Hillsborough Family Support Group. Support Group Chair Margaret Aspinall said about Gerrard, “It’s sad to hear he’s leaving the club at the end of the season. He is more than a footballer to this city. He’s someone the city can be proud of. He’s been a great role model to everyone and a good influence on other footballers and up-and-coming youngsters.”


9) Gerrard’s first season

Steven Gerrard started his senior Liverpool career in 1998 at the age of 18. He was brought up from the youth academy and made his debut against Blackburn. While he looked very raw, Gerrard used the limited time he had on the field to learn and get better.

Also, get a load of that Liverpool jersey that Gerrard is swimming in. How on earth could he play by wearing something two sizes too big?


8) Gerrard’s first goal

A year after his debut, Gerrard scored his first goal as a senior player and man, was it a great goal. It was something we never saw previously from Steven Gerrard but it was a glimpse of what the 19 year old was capable of doing later in his career.


7) Manchester City speech

Nearing the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster and Liverpool getting nearer and nearer to their First Division title in 25 years, tension was high in their game at Anfield against Manchester City last year. After a 3-2 win that put Liverpool on top of the table with just a month to go, Gerrard rallied the troops with this speech to let them know that it doesn’t end. Liverpool would end up losing to Manchester City for the EPL title but Gerrard got his players up and running on this day.


6) Turning down Chelsea

All was not hunky-dory and great between Steven Gerrard and Liverpool. As Gerrard had said in the video below, Chelsea was contending and spending money and Liverpool was struggling at the time. It definitely made sense for Gerrard to at least look at what Chelsea is offering and be open to that option.

In the end, Gerrard stayed at Anfield and the rest is history.

Click Page 2 for the Top 5

About Phillip Bupp

News editor for The Comeback and Awful Announcing, highlight consultant for Major League Soccer as well as a freelance writer for hire. Opinions are my own but feel free to agree with them. Follow me on Twitter @phillipbupp