There has been an outpour of heartfelt tributes to Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard since he announced his retirement from professional football. yesterdayThe likes of David Beckham, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Fernando Torres, Patrice Evra, Frank Lampard have taken to their social media platforms to eulogize the former England captain and wish him a happy retirement.

In other news,  reports claim Gerrard is close to agreeing a role to coach at LFC’s academy.

Barcelona’s Messi wrote: “Personally, I think Gerrard is England’s greatest ever player. I wish him a happy retirement.”

Kaka added : We were rivals for a long time and we lived unforgettable finals…@stevengerrard congratulations on your incredible career. Football is thankful to you. Happy retirement champion!

Patrice Evra said: “The most consistent English player and a real captain! What a player.”

” The Legend forever” Xabi Alonso wrote.

Thierry Henry chipped in. ” I’ve always said I would have loved to play with this man Steven Gerrard. What a legend and what a career. er”


David Beckham’s Tribute below