The 34-year old Reds captain has opted to end his time at Anfield at the culmination of the current campaign and as expected, the news has sent shockwaves around the general football community.
Below is a collection of Tweets from Gerrard's past and present teammates who took to Twitter to let their adoration of the former England skipper be known to all.
First off, Liverpool FC paid tribute to their influential midfielder who has lifted the Champions League trophy, FA Cup and League Cup as captain of the club.
My hero. My mate. pic.twitter.com/qFmO53EQvl
— Xabi Alonso (@XabiAlonso) January 2, 2015
Goalkeeper Pepe Reina, now with Bayern, spent almost a decade with Gerrard as a teammate.
Best player ever to play for @LFC !! THANKS for soooo many moments mate!! FRIEND!! CAPTAIN!! LEGEND!! pic.twitter.com/a7EikhcSlh
— Pepe Reina (@PReina25) January 2, 2015
Luis Garcia shared the midfield with Gerrard during his stint on Merseyside from 2004 to 2007.
Best Liverpool player ever,You will never walk alone.All the best on your next adventure.#captain#LFC#legend#ynwapic.twitter.com/qld4mf9rGS
— Luis Garcia (@LuchoGarcia14) January 2, 2015
It was an honour to get the chance to play alongside Steven Gerrard .. Will always be a legend. pic.twitter.com/sO9fSvODcL
— Jonjo Shelvey (@shelveyJ) January 2, 2015
Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva learnt his trade from the Anfield legend and spoke highly of him in a post on his Instagram account.
His talent is evident on a weekly basis but I have had the absolute privilege of working with him day http://t.co/izRynVc1qI
— Lucas Leiva (@LucasLeiva87) January 2, 2015
Former Reds defender Daniel Agger, now back with Brondby, respected Gerrard more as a man and a leader.
Everyone knows how good a player he is, but what I admire the most is the person behind. A true leader! Y.N.W.A pic.twitter.com/w3tveu0Fx4
— Daniel Agger (@DanielAgger) January 2, 2015
To feel the proudest footballer on earth you can either win the most important trophies or play alongside Steve. YNWA pic.twitter.com/qikTwNdMlh
— Álvaro Arbeloa (@aarbeloa17) January 2, 2015
I've been fortunate to have played with some top players in my time but Stevie g is easily the best I have played with . #gerrard#LFC
— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) January 1, 2015
lucky to have played with this guy, so level headed for someone with special talent, evry football fan will miss him pic.twitter.com/qzn6q3gxhS
— Martin Kelly (@MartinKelly1990) January 2, 2015
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