While three points are on the line for Liverpool this weekend against Crystal Palace, the day will ultimately belong to Steven Gerrard as he says goodbye to the Anfield faithful one last time when he takes the pitch in his final game suiting up in a Reds home outfit.
The 34-year-old admits that it will be a highly emotional day for both he and his family.
“It’ll be an emotional day for me and my family and friends that have followed me throughout my career. And also for a lot of supporters that have watched me for many, many years, not just at the stadium but around the world as well.”
Saturday’s match against Palace will mark the end of a 17 year journey at Anfield that has seen the midfielder lead the club to the pinnacle of success.
While the Reds have one more game following the duel with Palace, it will be on the road against Stoke City. The atmosphere will not be the same as it will be when Gerrard trots on one last time for the home supporters.
Stevie’s send off will surely be an extravagant one, and he deserves it. He has been a Liverpool icon from the minute he stepped on the pitch for the Reds, representing the team with the utmost class and dignity.
He has done both the club and the supporters proud throughout his career, and is deserving of a quality goodbye.