Liverpool fans react on Twitter as Steven Gerrard returns to the club
By Harvey Byrne
Steven Gerrard made his return to Liverpool on Friday evening as the club’s academy coach, and Reds fans have welcomed back their legend on Twitter.
The now 36-year-old left Merseyside in 2015 after a 28-year association with the club, where he starred 694 times with a return of 182 goals and 103 assists.
He was the icon at Liverpool for a number of years and the Reds revealed on Friday evening that he would be returning to the club in a non-playing capacity.
???????? Our new Academy Coach? Steven Gerrard!https://t.co/76yUkdujwU
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 20, 2017
Due to his status at Liverpool, a number of fans on social media have been delighted by his return.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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OH MY DAYS! STEVIEEEE. We love ya ???? Can't believe this is real ????
— Ruth ????❄️ (@Apple_Head94) January 20, 2017
welcome home captain
— – (@RoguesLFC) January 20, 2017
.@LFC Best news all year
— Michael Galloway (@x28lfc) January 20, 2017
— Jas Ubhi (@jas_ubhi) January 20, 2017
— David_LFC96⭐ (@David_LFC96) January 20, 2017
Stevie Gerrard back at LFC
— The LFC Community (@LFCCommunity) January 20, 2017
Gerrard led his Liverpool side to a number of titles, including the FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League.
He is one of the Reds’ academies greatest successes and even went as far as to finish in third place for the Ballon d’Or in 2005 behind Ronaldinho and Frank Lampard.
He will now be looking to pass his influence down to a number of highly talented Liverpool youngsters, including Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harry Wilson and Ben Woodburn, who are all looking to break into the senior team.
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