STEVEN GERRARD TESTIMONIAL
This Saturday at 12.45, Liverpool will host Greek champions - Olympiacos, in what will be Steven Gerrards testimonial.
The money raised by Gerrards testimonial will be going to charity - specifically the Steven Gerrard Foundation.
Olympiacos will be donating their appearance fee to local charities in Greece.
No Olympiacos Goal...No Number Five
The reason Olympiacos were chosen was because Gerrard scored one of his most famous goals against the Greek champions in 2004. It was a goal that helped Liverpool come from behind to win the game 3-1. It was also a goal which kept our Champions League dreams alive & as we will all vividly remember, went on to win & for keeps.
Steven Gerrard, who made his Liverpool debut 15 years ago, told Liverpool.com:
"I am delighted to be honoured by Liverpool with a testimonial match and particularly thrilled that Olympiacos have accepted my invitation to play the fixture. Last time we met proved to be such a memorable game both for me personally and Liverpool Football Club. I am also especially grateful that Olympiacos have truly embraced the aim of this match and chosen to donate their fee to charity. I am looking forward to what I know will be a fantastic game and a wonderful occasion."
Keeping The Dream Alive
It's a goal that every Liverpool fan will never forget.
It's the 86th minute & with a perfect swing of his masterful right boot, Captain fantastic Gerrard connects beautifully & blasts home the 3rd & vital goal to complete our stunning comeback to send his side into the Champions League knock-out stages.
And Andy Grays commentary?
It's become immortal.....
"Here's Carragher to try to stay cool...Mellor...lovely cushioned header...for Gerrrrrrrrrrrrrrard...!"
Andy Gray: "OH YOU BEAUUUUUUUUTY! What a hit son! What. A. Hit."
Steven Gerrard's Personal information & Statistics:
- Date of Birth: 30th May 1980
- Place of Birth: Whiston, England
- Height: 1.83 m (6'0")
- Position: Midfielder
- Squad number: 8
- Appearances: 630
- Goals: 159
A Quick Look Back At An Amazing Career
On the 29th November 1998, manager Gerard Houllier handed Gerrard his first-team debut for Liverpool, with the youngster coming on as a 90th minute substitute for Vegard Heggem in a 2-0 League victory at home to Blackburn.
England Debut in 2000 -vs- Ukraine at Wembley
Kevin Keegan Presents Gerrard With His First
Full England Cap At Bisham Abbey In May 2000
100 Not Out
All Important: 2005 Istanbul
2006 FA Cup: "The Gerrard Final"
Saturday, 14th March 2009
Silenced: Gerrard's 44th Minute Penalty At The Theatre of Screams
Happy Days: Cardiff 2-2 Liverpool
[Liverpool Win 3-2 On Pens]
WARRIOR EVENTWarrior Football have launched a Steven Gerrard Testimonial Site that will be celebrating Gerrardâ€™s upcoming testimonial match, with the help of creative agency Wolfpack.
They will be providing fans with a one-off chance to bid for an exclusive piece of the playerâ€™s career history in aid of his charity, the Steven Gerrard Foundation.
Wolfpack launched an online auction www.gerrardtestimonial.com, which features 630 customised Warrior 2013/14 Liverpool FC home shirts with a special Steven Gerrard Foundation logo, to commemorate the legendary captainâ€™s 630 competitive appearances for the club.
Fans around the globe will have the opportunity to bid on the shirts.
The 630 shirts mark each match throughout Gerrardâ€™s professional career, including all domestic & European competitions.
Along with a descriptor card outlining Gerrardâ€™s involvement in each match, shirts will be personally signed by Gerrard for each winning bidder.
Thank You, Steven Gerrard
You'll Never Walk Alone
*Even though it's a match thread for Saturday, please feel free to post some videos ect. of any special Gerrard moments.