Steven Gerrard announces retirement from professional football and here is how Twitter reacted

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Steven Gerrard announces retirement from professional football and here is how Twitter reacted

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Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from football today after spending 19 years playing football at the highest level. As a boyhood Liverpool fan, he played over 700 times for the Merseyside club winning almost everything before moving to the MLS with LA Galaxy.

The former Liverpool captain has won a couple of FA Cups and three League Cups along with a set of Champions League and Uefa Cup medals. 

"I have had an incredible career and am thankful for each and every moment of my time at Liverpool, England and LA Galaxy," Gerrard said in a statement released after the news broke out.

"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."

"At an international level, I feel privileged to have won 114 England caps and to have had the honour of captaining my country. I will always look back with great pride at every time I pulled on the England shirt."

Following the announcement, Twitter had a meltdown as former players and fans started tweeting the famous moments in the career of the former English Captain. Here are the best ones of the lot:

Stevie 'G' - The Man! 

One legend on another! 

What a player! What a captain!

'Theatre of Dreams'

From the man himself on his retirement!

The ones which will stay right in our heart!

Easily the greatest the club ever produced!

The Loyal Red!

Here are some of his most memorable goals!

One of a kind!

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