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Name Steven Gerrard
Gender Male
Born 1980 05 30
Nationality UK
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer
  Liverpool Captain
  Rangers Manager
Desc One of greatest player who never win a Premier League title. He instead remained at Liverpool, spending 17 seasons at Anfield during which he captained his side to two European titles as well as five domestic cups. An extremely versatile and well-rounded player, who completely remodeled his game as he grew older

Affiliation

Org English National Team
Club as Coach Rangers Manager
Club as Player LA Galaxy
  Liverpool FC
1980 05 30
Former Liverpool and England midfielder Steven Gerrard was born

2009 05 24 Retrieve

[Steven Gerrard Disappointed By Sami Hyypia’s Decision To Leave Liverpool] I understand the reasons behind Sami’s decision to go because he’s got a two-year deal, so good luck to him. But for selfish reasons I wish he would stay for another season here because he’s such a fantastic player and great to have around the place. He’s been here for the whole time I’ve been in the first team and has been a great influence and magnificent servant - an absolute legend.

[Hyypia has already stated his intent to return to the club in a coaching capacity some day] I sincerely hope he comes back as a coach one day, because he can bring so much with him and impart so much knowledge. He knows how Liverpool Football Club works. He’s a great character and I could see him playing a big role in developing the youngsters, the reserves and even the first team in time. I took over from him as captain in 2003 and there was some controversy at the time, but not from Sami, who was incredibly supportive of me from the very start. That is a measure of the man. He should be regarded as a one of the greats of this club and I don’t say that lightly. He has certainly helped transform Liverpool and got us back to where we should be

2015 08 20 Retrieve

[Steven Gerrard on Thierry Henry] The last player you want the ball to go to is the best player on the planet

2016 02 13 Retrieve

[on Jose Mourinho] It was clear that, tactically, he could set up his team to win any football match. He could spoil, he could fight, he could do whatever you needed because he was a pure winner. But, more than that, he created a special bond with each squad he managed. You heard it in the way his players spoke about him. You saw it in the way they played for him.

2016 03 09 Retrieve

[on Francesco Totti] Totti is a fantastic technician; he’s a wonderful footballer. The reason I’ve got so much respect for him is because he’s got all the pressure on his shoulders in Rome. He’s the king of Rome. Having played for Liverpool, a big club, I understand the responsibility and the pressure he’s got to deliver for the supporters. I’ve been there and I’ve seen it with my own eyes. They idolise him over there and that comes with its own pressure. So to perform consistently for Roma, for such a long time and stay loyal, I’ve got an awful lot of respect for him. He’s certainly a legend over in Italy

I think when you get close to him, you realise how strong he is on the ball. He picks up some wonderful positions between the lines. I remember playing the holding role against him one time and he was always out of sight. He always picked up clever positions in the number 10 role and the ball was like Velcro to his boot. He was very skillful and maneuvered the ball very well. And his vision, he could see things on the pitch that other players couldn’t really see. As a player, I’ve got unbelievable respect for him. I’ve managed to meet him a couple times along the way as well and he seems like a good guy as well.

He’s shown incredible loyalty to his club and his badge and he deserves all the plaudits and merits he gets. I can only add to that. It’s been a pleasure to compete against him a couple of times and I certainly would’ve loved to have played in the same team as him. He’s certainly the type of player that would be on the wavelength that I’d be looking for. He would’ve been a joy to play with. I remember we signed Alberto Aquilani and I was saying to him, ‘What’s De Rossi like and what’s Totti like?’ and he spoke volumes about them. And that’s when you get a flavour for what people are really like. He was saying that basically those two have carried Roma for so many years. They deserve all the plaudits they get

2016 03 19 Retrieve

[LA Galaxy midfielder Steven Gerrard on life in Los Angeles] I was behind Bono in a coffee shop. I’ve been a U2 fan for a long time. He didn’t see or recognise me. Who else have I seen? Chris Martin from Coldplay, all the Kardashians and Kanye West and [Justin] Bieber, a few of the One Direction lads. I sort of have eye contact with some, and there others who recognise me and who’ll say hello, [but] I’d never approach any of them … I’m not really a celebrity type of person

2016 09 14 Retrieve

[Quotes on Luis Suarez] I don’t think anyone ever looks forward to playing against Luis Suarez, he is a fantastic talent and a very dangerous player. He is a fantastic team mate, probably the best player I have played with

2016 11 26 Retrieve

[Steven Gerrard announces his retirement from football after a 19-year playing career] Following recent media speculation surrounding my future I can confirm my retirement from playing professional football. I have had an incredible career and am thankful for each and every moment of my time at Liverpool, England and LA Galaxy. As a teenager I fulfilled my childhood dream by pulling on the famous red shirt of Liverpool, and when I made my debut against Blackburn Rovers in November 1998 I could never have imagined what would then follow over the next 18 years. I feel lucky to have experienced so many wonderful highlights over the course of my career. I am proud to have played over 700 games for Liverpool, many of which as captain, and to have played my part in helping the club to bring major honours back to Anfield, none more so than that famous night in Istanbul

2017 01 14 Retrieve

[Steven Gerrard is honoured to be receiving the city’s highest civic honour, the Freedom of the City of Liverpool] I was stunned and overwhelmed when I heard my name was being put forward by the Mayor to receive this honour. Liverpool is my home city and so to be acknowledged in this way leaves me speechless. To even think about getting such an award makes me feel very humble and of course immensely proud

2017 01 21 Retrieve

[Steven Gerrard talks about his new role as Liverpool youth coach] I don’t think I need to explain to people what this football club means to me, but when I knew coming back was a serious option, I wanted to make sure it was a substantive role and a role in which I could really help the organisation. This gives me a great opportunity to learn and develop as a coach, while at the same time offering my knowledge, ideas and experience to the young players at an important period of their development

2017 03 10 Retrieve

[Quotes on Frank Lampard] Nobody deserves it [100 caps] more than Frank. He’s been tremendous for club and country. He’s a top player

2017 05 20 Retrieve

[Steven Gerrard delivered a heartfelt video message to former Reds team-mate Xabi Alonso ahead of the Spaniard’s retirement at the end of the German Bundesliga season with Bayern Munich] What a special career and what a fantastic player. For me, probably the most enjoyable partner throughout my career as a midfielder, the best passer of a ball I’ve ever played with. You deserve all the accolades you get… I’m very jealous of you having a World Cup winners medal, I’m very jealous of you having league winners medals in Germany and Spain. I couldn’t ask for a better midfield partner and when you left, it broke my heart, but you’ll always have a special place in this football club and you’re always welcome to come and visit

2017 11 04 Retrieve

[Steven Gerrard gives advice to Rhian Brewster] ‘Well done. You’ve been superb and deserve all the plaudits you get. How do you improve now?’. We want Rhian Brewster in a successful Liverpool team. We want him firing for the under-23s and, basically, making sure Jurgen [Klopp] is taking notice of his performances - that’s all he can do. I think if he’s got any dreams and aspirations of playing higher than that level then he needs to play at a consistent level and score goals heavily. That’s how first-team managers take note

2017 11 27 Retrieve

[Steven Gerrard reveals the much spoken about ‘golden generation’ of English football did not achieve success in proportion to their quality because of the players lacked the closeness that they were used to in their club squads] I think it was more of a respectful relationship around England rather than a closeness where there was love there. Philippe Coutinho can’t wait to go away with Brazil – it’s the best 10 days of their season. But you didn’t get that feeling with England

2018 05 05 Retrieve

[Steven Gerrard explains why the opportunity to start his managerial career at Scottish giants Rangers was too good to pass up] It was a no-brainer for me. There were a lot of different things to think about, but from that first phone call, I got a special feeling and I knew that Rangers were for me. I’m very aware of Rangers, the size of the club, I’ve watched them from afar and been lucky enough to watch some of the Old Firm games. This opportunity doesn’t come around all the time - clubs with this size, stature and history. I believe I can come in and make these fans happy

2018 11 17 Retrieve

[Steven Gerrard in conversation about having to relive his infamous slip against Chelsea as part of the biopic Make Us Dream] What happened was just pure bad luck but, when you do a book or film, especially with people who have won Oscars and made films such as Amy Winehouse and Senna, you must be as honest and open as you can

2019 12 13 Retrieve

[Some Steven Gerrard quotes] I’m delighted to be extending my stay at this fantastic football club. When Dave King approached me about the possibility of extending my contract with Rangers, it was a very easy decision to make because I’m very happy and feel that we are building something special together at the club. I’d like to thank the board for the backing they have given me already in my time at the club and also most importantly, the Rangers fans who have given me and the team such tremendous backing both this season and last

2019 12 19 Retrieve

Brendan paused before he spoke again. ‘The gamble is Mario Balotelli.’ My instant reaction was, ‘Uh-oh!’.