By Emma Sanders
Steven Gerrard will become father to his fourth child, his wife revealed on Twitter and the news was received with much excitement from supporters.
The former Liverpool captain became a father to his second daughter, Lexie ten years ago, just months after lifting the Champions League under Rafa Benitez.
The 36 year-old celebrated the birth of his first child, Lilly-Ella 12 years ago and welcomed Lexie before youngest, 4 year-old Lourdes was born.
We are all very excited for our new baby to arrive next year !! ???❤️❤️❤️????????? number 4 pic.twitter.com/2YOV50r70N
— Alex Gerrard 8 (@AlexGerrard7) October 28, 2016
His wife, Alex Gerrard revealed the news on Twitter by sharing a picture of their three daughters pouring over images of an ultrasound.
The family moved to Los Angeles in 2015 following Gerrard’s departure from Liverpool as he signed for LA Galaxy’s MLS side.
Gerrard has made 18 appearances for the American soccer team but has hinted at his resignation following the end of this season.
The Anfield legend made 710 appearances for Liverpool, the third highest in the club’s history behind Ian Callaghan and Jamie Carragher.
Supporters were quick to offer their congratulations but after three daughters, they couldn’t resist hoping for a boy…
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
@AlexGerrard7 just make it a boy ffs only person that can replace Gerrard is Gerrard himself
— Dän (@FutboIDan) October 28, 2016
@AlexGerrard7 massive congrats to you all x
— Justin Heron (@justinheron) October 28, 2016
OMG what amazing news to wake up to !!! @AlexGerrard7 is pregnant with baby number 4 congratulations!!! Xxx
— Alex Gerrard Fanpage (@AlexGerrardfanz) October 28, 2016
— Jurgen Meister?? (@SS_LFC) October 28, 2016
@AlexGerrard7 Congratulations. A boy to follow in his Dads footsteps would be fantastic ?
— Paul (@Liverpaul8) October 28, 2016
@AlexGerrard7 congratulations Alex, be nice if you have a boy! ?
— Tasha (@NM_C07) October 28, 2016
@AlexGerrard7 unreal! Brillant news. Hoping all goes well and wish yous all the best. YNWA
— Charlie G (@charliegillno1) October 28, 2016
— Daniel Crawford (@proud_kopite) October 28, 2016
@AlexGerrard7 Stevie G Jr. incoming.
— heavy metal football (@RedsLFC1892) October 28, 2016