14 alternative things we can remember Steven Gerrard for, through pictures he'd rather forget

Steven Gerrard is retiring after a 19-year career that saw him lift the Champions League trophy with Liverpool

STEVEN Gerrard is retiring after an illustrious footballing career.

The Liverpool legend was a true great of the Premier League and England before his move to the LA Galaxy in 2015 – his second and final club after 17 years at Anfield.

Steven Gerrard scores his side's second goal of the game
To Stevie G, screamers were just part of the job (Martin Rickett/PA)


So what will Stevie G be remembered for? Will it be his European heroics in Istanbul, his unerring love and leadership for Liverpool and his country or the heart-breaking slip that cost a Premier League title?

Well, after a root around in the archive, we’ve come up with a few alternative options. (Sorry for finding these Stevie)

1. His love for colourful polos

Steven Gerrard leaves the club's Melwood training centre
(Martin Rickett/PA)


You’re never getting that pen on that T-shirt mate.

2. His unwillingness to play ball with Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown (L) with Liverpool Football club captain, Steven Gerrard.
(Phil Noble/PA)


Not now Chancellor.

3. His fondness for Wayne Rooney’s dance moves

Steven Gerrard chats with PFA Young player of the Year Wayne Rooney and Peter Crouch
(Jon Buckle/EMPICS Sport)


Perhaps Rooney was inspiring Peter Crouch here.

4. His cap allergy

Steven Gerrard receives his first England cap from Kevin Keegan
(Fiona Hanson/PA)


Easy Kevin you’ll mess up his hairdo.

Seriously though, don’t we all wish this handing over of actual caps from the England manager still got media attention?

5. His willingness to hurt his fellow England teammates

David Beckham (left) is fouled by Liverpool's Steven Gerrard
(Martin Rickett/PA)


Easy Stevie we all know you want to take the free kicks…

6. Openly telling Frank Lampard he’s better than him

Frank Lampard celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game against France
(Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport)


Don’t cry Frank.

7. That special moment he shared with John Arne Riise

Gerrard underneath teammate John Arne Riise
(Martin Rickett/PA)



8. The special moment he shared with himself

Steven Gerrard kisses the Champions League trophy


You wish someone would look at you like that.

9. His ability to carry off Umbro in the countryside

Steven Gerrard leaning on a gate
(Nick Potts/PA)


There’s so many questions raised by this photo.

10. His spitting capabilities

Steven Gerrard takes a drink during training
(Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport)


Gosh that’s a powerful stream.

Seriously – he’s like an archerfish.

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11. His ability to scowl snow into submission

Steven Gerrard arrives at the Reebok stadium in Bolton in the snow
(Phil Noble/PA)


Not a single flake dared to land on him that day. True story.

12. His peacock impression

Steven Gerrard in front of palm tree
(Nick Potts/PA)


He’s one of few people allowed to have a bit of arrogance to be fair.

13. His ability to free his mind from The Matrix

Steven Gerrard in dark sunglasses
(Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport)


So that’s how he managed all those long impossible passes…

14. Just for this absurd photo with Michael Owen

Gerrard and Michael Owen
(Rebecca Naden/PA)


Sorry for this one Stevie – but what a bromance.

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