After Steven Gerrard hung up his boots, TEAMtalk readers have voted on which of the former Liverpool captain’s goals was most decisive…
Gerrard retired last week after it was revealed he would be leaving Los Angeles Galaxy – the only other club the Liverpool legend represented during an 18-year senior career.
With the likes of Barcelona, AC Milan, Pep Guardiola, Kaka and Luis Suarez all paying tribute to the 36-year-old, TEAMtalk readers were asked which of Gerrard’s 120 Liverpool goals was his most decisive.
His header to kick-off the Champions League comeback in Istanbul? The late half-volley to see off Olympiakos at Anfield? The last-gasp piledriver to break West Ham’s hearts in the 2006 FA Cup final?
After 3,500 votes, the results are in…
AC Milan (Champions League final, 2005) 41%
Olympiakos (2004) 26%
West Ham (FA Cup final, 2006) 18%
Man Utd (2001) 11%
Middlesbrough (2005) 3%
Gerrard himself believes his strike against Olympiakos was his most important.
He said last year: “If you’re talking about one individual goal that was so important for the team and the club, that helped us progress to that incredible night in Istanbul, it’d have to be Olympiakos.
“The timing of the goal and what was needed on the night…in the dressing room afterwards, I realised it was an important goal to help the team progress, but it wasn’t until Istanbul had calmed down a couple of weeks later and I reflected on the whole journey of the Champions League triumph, I realised the Olympiakos goal was such a huge goal.”