Steve George Gerrard, born on May 30, 1980, in Whiston, Merseyside. He was born to Paul Gerrard and Julie Ann Gerrard. When he was born, Gerrard had a disability in his leg. His legs were bent and caused him to be difficult to walk. After undergoing a series of treatments, he could return to walk normally.
Little Gerrard started playing football at the age of 5. He has an extraordinary desire to cultivate the ball. At that time, Gerrard really liked Everton. He often played near Goodison Park and took photos several times at the stadium.
When playing football with his friends, Gerrard had experienced a terrible incident. At that time, the ball he played was stuck on a fence. He then tried to kick in order to release the ball. But sadly, his legs kicked a fork hoe near the fence.
After being rushed to the hospital, the doctor said that his toes needed to be amputated. His parents who were not willing to see his son’s amputated toes asked the doctor to take another path. After receiving intense treatment without amputation, Gerrard’s condition improved.
Going back to play football, Gerrard joined the local team, Whiston Juniors. At the academy, Gerrard was discovered by Liverpool’s talent guide. When he was 9 years old, this future captain joined The Kop.
At the age of 14, Gerrard applied on a number of clubs, including Manchester United, but failed.
At the age of 17, Gerrard officially signed his professional contract with Liverpool on November 5, 1997. A year later, he made his first debut with the Reds as a substitute player in the match against Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League competition.
In the 1999/00 season, Gerrard scored his first goal against Sheffield Wednesday. Even so, Gerrard had difficulty finding his ideal position. Gerrard had to play on several lines before filling in his original post.
Moreover, Gerrard was also hit by injuries during his early days of playing with Liverpool.
After recovering from his injury, Gerrard played as many as 50 appearances for Liverpool in the 2001/02 season. He also successfully scored 10 goals and presented the FA Cup, League Cup, and European Cup. At that time, Gerrard won the title of ‘PFA Young Player of the Year’.
After previously serving as vice-captain, Gerrard was officially appointed as a captain in October 2003. In the same year, Gerrard also officially extended his contract with Liverpool for four years.
Experiencing difficult times in the 2003/04 season, Gerrard was tempted by Chelsea’s offer. But he then refused and decided to stay at Anfield.
Starting the 2004/05 season with injuries, Steven Gerrard returned to the field and scored several important goals for the team he was defending.
In 2005, Gerrard even managed to lead his friends in beating AC Milan in the Champions League final. The final was one of the most remembered matches because, in the first round, Liverpool fell behind 3 goals before finally equalizing and winning in the penalty shootout round.
In 2011, this final match was even taken to the big screen with the title “Will”. The film, which costs 35 million pounds, also starring Liverpool’s original players like Kenny Dalglish, Jamie Carragher, and of course Steven Gerrard.
In the following season, Gerrard again succeeded in contributing a title for Liverpool. This time, he became part of Liverpool who won the FA Cup final.
In the 2011/12 season, Gerrard was tempted by Bayern Munich. But he refused them as he still wanted to give the title to Liverpool.
Failing to present the EPL trophy for Liverpool, Gerrard finally decided to leave Anfield at the end of the 2014/15 season.
After leaving the Reds, Gerrard joined LA Galaxy and signed a contract for 18 months. Officially grazing with the MLS club, Gerrard played his last party on November 6, 2016. This captain then retired on November 24 in the same year.
Throughout his career, Gerrard has contributed to the FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League, European Cup, and European Super Cup for Liverpool.
Together with the England National Team, Gerrard has played in the 2000 European Cup, 2004, and 2006 as well as 2014 World Cups.