Liverpool legend and Rangers of Scotland manager Steven Gerrard has become the seventh former player to be inducted into the prestigious Premier League Hall of Fame.
In his playing days, the 40-year-old Englishman made 710 appearances for the Reds in a career that spanned 17 years at Anfield, with nine major trophies to his name including the UEFA Champions League.
The Liverpool legend is the first inductee that did not win the Premier League in his career. He has now joined the likes of Eric Cantona, Frank Lampard, Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Alan Shearer, and Roy Keane on the list.
Gerrard was appointed as Liverpool captain in 2003 and led the side to UCL success in 2005 in Istanbul by scoring the first goal that began the comeback from 3 goals down against AC Milan in the final. They eventually won the game on penalties.
The highlight of Gerrard’s professional playing career was his UCL success with Liverpool. He also won 2 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, 1 Community Shield, 1 UEFA Cup, and 1 UEFA Super Cup. He left the Reds for a short playing spell in the United States before taking charge as Rangers manager in May 2018.
He guided Rangers to their first domestic league title in a decade as his side finished 25 points clear at the top with an unbeaten run.
Six inductees into the Premier League Hall of Fame have been announced this week and they were selected from a 23-man shortlist based on the most combined votes from a Premier League panel and the public.
The full 23-man shortlist is below:
Tony Adams, David Beckham, Dennis Bergkamp, Sol Campbell, Eric Cantona, Andrew Cole, Ashley Cole, Didier Drogba, Les Ferdinand, Rio Ferdinand, Robbie Fowler, Steven Gerrard, Roy Keane, Frank Lampard, Matt le Tissier, Michael Owen, Peter Schmeichel, Paul Scholes, John Terry, Robin van Persie, Nemanja Vidic, Patrick Viera, Ian Wright.