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Gerrard Testimonial


Liverpool have announced that club captain Steven Gerrard is set to have a testimonial match against Olympiakos at Anfield on 3 August.

The 32-year-old scored a wonder goal against the Greek champions in December 2004, in the season in which Liverpool went on to win the Champions League.

Gerrard has made 439 league appearances since his Reds debut in November 1998.
Money raised in his testimonial year will be donated to the Steven Gerrard Foundation, a registered charity.

"I am delighted to be honoured by Liverpool FC with a testimonial match and particularly thrilled that Olympiakos have accepted my invitation to play the fixture," said the England captain.

"Last time we met proved to be such a memorable game both for me personally and Liverpool Football Club.

"I am looking forward to what I know will be a fantastic game and a wonderful occasion."
On 29 November 1998, the midfielder made his Liverpool first-team debut in a Premier League match against Blackburn Rovers.

Succeeding Sami Hyypia as club captain in 2003, Gerrard was the Reds' top goalscorer in 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2008-09, scoring a total of 159 goals in 628 senior appearances for the club.
His honours include one Champions League win, one Uefa Cup, two FA Cups, three League Cups, two Community Shields and two Super Cups.

Gerrard's current contract with Liverpool expires at the end of the 2013-14 season.

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TittleTan · Stockport County fan

Testimonials normally take place once a player has retired or near the end of his career with their current club, not disputing the fact that Gerrard deserves a testimonial but now ? shouldn't the celebrations wait until he has retired ? Going back 6-10 years ago you would never hear of a testimonial for a footballer who is still playing at the top of his game.

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owonefi7 · Man Utd fan

@IanRush @TittleTan testimonials are usually awarded for 10 years service, it's therefore hard to see how they're thrown around too easily

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IanRush · Liverpool fan

@releasethekraken Doubt it unless I'm up there anyway, 30 odd trips up North a year is enough without worrying about friendlies!

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Italian_celt67 · Celtic fan

@IanRush i think he means testimonials should only happen once a player has actually retired, which is true

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IanRush · Liverpool fan

@TittleTan Testimonials thrown round too easy....Steven Gerrard?!

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calum_paton · Hibernian fan

@TheMightyPotter 25 pound per adult in the kop

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TheMightyPotter · Stoke City fan

@releasethekraken Me. I want to see Torres

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releasethekraken · Liverpool fan

@calum_paton cheers for getting one for me mate. who else will be joining us? balder? sentah? rushie? don?

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TheMightyPotter · Stoke City fan

@calum_paton How much were they?

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calum_paton · Hibernian fan

Bought 3 tickets today in the Kop! Can't wait

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TittleTan · Stockport County fan

Testimonials were usually for those who retired, they are thrown around too easily nowadays

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paulison · Liverpool fan

I wonder if Charlie Adam will show up ... and whether anyone will recognize him in that fluffy Liverbird costume.

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Baldersmith · Liverpool fan

Gerrard, Alonso and Mascherano back in midfield together feeding dreamy balls for Torres. I had a wet dream about that last night.

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releasethekraken · Liverpool fan

Too bad suarez will be banned for it...

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Edward_Eastaway · Celtic fan

I was there for Carragher's. Great day out and always good to see some legends. Hope Luis Garcia comes back again.

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calum_paton · Hibernian fan

@James I've got a membership, just not got many 'points' if it went down to that system, cheers.

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James · Liverpool fan

@calum_paton Normally testimonials go down to General Sale, but if they go through membership give me a shout and ill try sort them out

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calum_paton · Hibernian fan

@James Yeah but how will they be dished out do you reckon? General sale or will it be membership holders?

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AFC_Harry34 · Arsenal fan

He deserves one.

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James · Liverpool fan

@calum_paton ill be there, guessing the prices will be 5 child and 15 adult.

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