Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard’s last match at Anfield is fast approaching, and it look set not only to be Liverpool’s biggest match of the season but also the club’s most emotional. The game against Crystal Palace will not be Gerrard’s last game for Liverpool, it will nonetheless act as a final farewell for the club’s most illustrious captain.
Reflecting on the affair, Steven Gerrard has stated that he will try his best to finish his last game on a high for the Liverpool supporters. Former Liverpool and English team-mate Jamie Carragher advised Steven Gerrard to not cry at his final game at Anfield. Like Gerrard, Jamie Carragher was also given a massive send off at Anfield in 2013.
“He will be looking forward to it, but it will start to really sink in now that he’s not going to play there again. I just hope he doesn’t start crying and all that nonsense at the end or get emotional. Sami Hyypia did that.”
However, Gerrard, 34-year-old, has stated that his last game at Anfield is set to an emotional farewell.
“I’m good, I’m looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to the match and I want to win the game desperately. I want to finish on a high at Anfield in front of our supporters, but there’s no getting away from it – come the end of the game, when I get the chance to say goodbye, it will be an emotional time.”
Despite Gerrard’s last match fast approaching, he has not held back discussing Liverpool’s future without him. Gerrard is convinced that Liverpool must purchase quality players instead of young starlets ahead of the upcoming transfer market.
“For me, I wouldn’t buy any more potential in the short-term. I would buy players that are ready to come and fight and win and help this team to be successful.”
Meanwhile, tickets for Gerrard’s last game — both at Anfield and against Stoke at The Britannia Stadium — have made an astronomical jump in price. Tickets to watch Gerrard’s farewell could cost up to $2,000 for a seat at The Main Stand at Anfield, and up to $3,100 at The Britannia Stadium next week.
It has been reported that Steven Gerrard is set to receive a guard of honor at his farewell match at Anfield. The guard of honor is set to feature both his Liverpool team-mates and his Crystal Palace opponents. This comes following the much talked about guard of honor Liverpool gave to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
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