Once upon a time: Steven Gerrard made his Liverpool debut

On this day 23 years ago, Steven Gerrard made his Liverpool debut when The Kop faced rival Blackburn.

On November 29, 1998, Liverpool had a match against Blackburn in the 15th round of the Premier League season 1998/1999. In the 90th minute of the match, young star Steven Gerrard was launched by coach Gerard Houllier to replace Vegard Heggem. Gerrard first played for The Kop at the age of 18.

Once upon a time: Steven Gerrard made his Liverpool debut

Steven Gerrard on his Liverpool debut 23 years ago. (Image: Getty).

The few minutes at Anfield 23 years ago were not enough for Gerrard to express himself at that moment, but the moment he played for the first time in the Premier League opened an impressive career for the player born in 1980.

Gerrard quickly showed his ability and gradually became an integral part of Liverpool in the following years. The English midfielder officially became the captain of The Kop in 2003. He was one of the main factors that helped The Kop create a great comeback against AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final.

During his 17 years with Liverpool as a player, Steven Gerrard made a total of 710 appearances, scoring 185 goals. Gerrard and Liverpool have all the most notable titles with The Kop, except for the Premier League title.

Currently, Gerrard is the head coach of Aston Villa. There are comments that the former Liverpool captain will return to lead the Anfield team in the future when coach Klopp leaves this team.


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