Steven Gerrard will be bid a fond farewell to Liverpool later this month, when a selection of stars under his leadership take on a Jamie Carragher XI in the Anfield charity game, a game that has also become known as the captain’s second testimonial.
Unfortunately, not everyone has proved to be available for the game. But say for a minute they were, who have been Gerrard’s best ever teammates? Below, we make up a team of the best starts the No. 8 has ever played with…
GK) Pepe Reina
The Spanish goalkeeper played almost 400 games for the Reds before leaving on loan to Napoli, and then permanently to Munich.
RB) Steve Finnan
Worked his way up from non-league to play 217 games for the Reds, showing the sort of consistency they’ve struggled to replace.
LB) John Arne Riise
The powerful full-back grabbed 30 goals during his 339 games for the club, becoming renowned for his powerful shot.
CB) Jamie Carragher
A Liverpool legend. The defender played over 700 games in all competitions, during 17 seasons with the first-team.
CB) Sami Hyypia
The defender proved a steal, joining for just £2.6m in 1999, and playing over 400 games in all competitions.