Steven Gerrard has enjoyed a host of tributes since announcing his decision to hang up his boots, and some have come from rather unlikely places.
And one of the most touching homages came from a former rival, as ex-Manchester United man Patrice Evra had warm praise for his old adversary.
"The most consistent English player, and a real captain!" the Juventus full-back wrote on his Instagram page, alongside of a photo of the two stars tussling in a United-Liverpool clash.
But Evra was far from the only former foe to pay his respects - the likes of John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla all showered the Reds legend with praise.