Chris Bascombe for The Telegraph:
The Kop will say thank you. Thank you for being everything you promised as an 18-year-old. Thank you for the 185 goals; thank you for the match-winning performances that could fill the Anfield museum; thank you for the Olympiakos life-changer and the second half in the Ataturk; thank you for the 2006 FA Cup final and every other major occasion you showed up for.
Most of all, thank you for still being here through some of the most turbulent periods in the club’s history.
I’m not one for the focus on the individual, in football and in life, but Gerrard was a special player.