Stephen Gerrard; The Liverpool legend

Stephen Gerrard was born in England on May 30, 1989, and he was first noticed by his local upper-division Football team, Liverpool FC, when he was nine. He played for Liverpool’s teen club and signed a professional agreement with them while he was 17.

His first team game played came in 1998, and he became a regular player the year after.  Having helped Liverpool FC win the League, Football Association (FA), and Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) cups, he made a statement for himself as a top midfielder in the 2000-2001 Football seasons. He also won England’s Young Player of the Year titles.

He became the team captain at just 23 years old, and he, alongside his teammates, helped Liverpool FC win its first Champions League title in over two decades, scoring a major goal in Liverpool’s major comeback against AC Milan at the final. He got into an agreement dispute with Liverpool during his off time which almost resulted in his transfer to Chelsea FC before he renewed his contract with Liverpool FC.  After this, he led the team to win the 2005–06 FA Cup and UEFA Super Cup, and he was given the title of the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year at the end of the season. 

In 2007, the team played in the finals of the Champions League, the second time in three years, but lost to AC Milan by a 2-1 goal margin. Gerrard scored a career-high 24 goals in the 2008–09 Premier League seasons, which rewarded him with the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year award. Gerrard and Liverpool then ran off a string of four straight football season finish just outside the top five Premier League positions.

One great during that stretch was the team’s game in the nonleague tournaments in the 2011–12 football season, when Liverpool won the League Cup and was just behind the winning team for the FA Cup.  The club regained momentum in 2013–14, topping the Premier League chart for six of the season’s final seven weeks, only to lose the championship in the final week to come second place in the League. During his time in Liverpool, many smiled to the online casino NetBet to get rewards from bets on Liverpool. 

Having scored over 189 career goals for the club, Gerrard ended his contract with the team after the 2014- 2015 Football season as the fifth-most-scored goal in Liverpool’s record. After which, he moved to the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer (MLS). Before retiring from professional football in 2016, Gerrard played with the team for two seasons. 

With his breakout game with the national team in 2000, Gerrard was a member of the English National under-21 team. With just one game appearance in Euro 2000, he was out of the season in 2002 due to an injury.   He also contributed regularly to England’s win to the quarter-final in the Euro 2004 season and the World Cup in 2006. He became the National team captain when they qualified for the 2010 world cup, but the team was eventually placed out of the game in the 16th round. England again got to the quarterfinals of Euro 2012 but was knocked out of the  2014 World Cup after having played just two games, the soonest the country had ever lost in tournament finals; Gerrard proceeded to retire from international football just after the end of the World Cup.

Stephen was still active on the sidelines as a Youth Coach in 2017 and proceeded to manage the rangers, one of the most popular clubs in Scotland after he stopped playing professional football. And in 2021, he became the English club Aston Villa manager.  

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