Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from playing professional football, ending a career spanning almost two decades, and Liverpool stars from past and present have rushed to honour the man.
Gerrard featured over 700 times for Liverpool and trails just Jamie Carragher for the record of Premier League appearances for the club and fans of other sides were also quick to hail, and some mock, the 36-year-old's achievements.
Players such as Fernando Torres, Xabi Alonso and Michael Owen were among those to pay tribute to the former midfielder, who is now widely expected to take up a coaching role with Liverpool's academy.
We started at Liverpool together at 11. He was brilliant then. He went on to be world class. Liverpool's greatest player. Congrats Stevie G. — michael owen (@themichaelowen) November 24, 2016
It's been an honor to play alongside you amigo!! Always an example on and off the pitch!great moments together!THANKS FOR EVERYTHING LEGEND! pic.twitter.com/DjFNMKL38K — Pepe Reina (@PReina25) November 24, 2016
What a sad news to hear that my captain is retirering so proud to had the opportunity to play alongside you and to win some major trophies pic.twitter.com/jWFLVWdWNG — Djibril Cisse (@DjibrilCisse) November 24, 2016
Thanks for all the years that we worked together.
I am sure you will be successful in whatever you do from now on.
YNWA captain !!! pic.twitter.com/4RG4GEg2gW — Lucas Leiva (@LucasLeiva87) November 24, 2016
Y.N.W.A pic.twitter.com/9GRZOgLjkD— Daniel Agger (@DanielAgger) November 24, 2016
...AND THIS FROM EX-EVERTON STAR TIM CAHILL
Steven Gerrard Congratulations on an amazing career. A player I respect on and off the field. One of the best players I've played against pic.twitter.com/Q5zFmMeVhs — TIM CAHILL (@Tim_Cahill) November 24, 2016