The news that Steven Gerrard will leave Liverpool at the end of the season has prompted plenty of reaction online.
Fans of Liverpool’s iconic captain have filled Twitter timelines with tributes to the player.
— Ziyaad 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@ZIYAAD_LFC) January 2, 2015
Many team-mates, both current and former, have joined in the praise.
— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) January 1, 2015
An era comes to the end with SG leaving LFC. I think he made the right call. What a career,what a player.Thx for the many wonderful moments.— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) January 2, 2015
Sad day for Lfc & English football with the Gerrard news, I think it's the right decision all things considered.— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) January 1, 2015
Even committed Arsenal fan Piers Morgan wished Gerrard well, as did Match of the Day frontman Gary Lineker.
Very classy statement from Steven #Gerrard. But then he's always been very classy. Wish him well.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 2, 2015
Seems Steven Gerrard is set to leave Liverpool at the end of the season. One of the finest players to have graced the PL. A top, top player.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 1, 2015
Naturally there were also jokes.
#Gerrard obviously believes his best chance of winning the Premier League is to join the MLS and then hope that Man City try to sign him.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 2, 2015
Homer reflects on Gerrard https://t.co/NxxYvHMcuJ— 101 Great Goals (@102greatgoals) January 2, 2015
And football writer Miguel Delaney made a very good point about there being five long months to go before the end of the season, although some people are already dreaming of the perfect exit.
Gerrard now enters the Giggs/Wenger zone of six months of every milestone and 'last game here' being marked by same views/anecdotes rehashed— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) January 2, 2015
Gerrard's final game for #LFC could be the FA Cup final on May 30th, which is his birthday.
The perfect farewell? pic.twitter.com/dHVoWbUv6x— bet365 (@bet365) January 2, 2015