Being a young lad, it’s hard to remember even the end of what were the best years at Anfield. Sure, I remember Robbie Fowler and the spice boys, as well as Michael Owen’s debut with his boyish charms. But it has been Steven Gerrard that best represents everything it is to be a Liverpool fan to my generation.
Steven Gerrard is an enigma of a footballer. He failed to make it to Lilleshall academy with the likes of Jamie Carragher and other young talented Liverpool players. He had resorted to taking trials with bitter rivals Manchester United in order to force a youth contract at Liverpool and his break through into the senior squad was met with a few shaky performances.