Friday, February 22, 2008

SUPERSTAR FOCUS (1) - Steven Gerrard

Before I kick start to my new blog, I would like to enlighten you with 2 of the currently best and most influential footballer in the world. I believe no football fans in this world will feel strange towards these 2 outstanding player.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard MBE, born 30 May 1980, Whiston is the captain for Liverpool where he wears the no. 8 shirt. In England, he wears no. 4 shirt. He is regarded as an inspirational captain for his club and an influential and versatile midfielder in the world. He is well known for his lightning bursting run, long-range shots and defence-splitting passes that are capable of terrorizing any stubborn defence.

Throughout his career he has won the PFA Young Player of the Year, PFA Player of the Year, European Midfielder of the year, Premier League Most Valuable Player (twice), and UEFA Most Valuable Player. He has also been awarded the MBE for his outstanding contributions in both the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final and the 2006 FA Cup Final in which he greatly inspired his team's comeback.

As the faithful Liverpool fans sing another heartfelt and dedicated rendition of " You'll Never Walk Alone" and the reds walk out onto the pitch at Anfield, Steven Gerrard leads the way, carrying hopes and dreams of thousands of Liverpool fans with him. An inspirational captain and hero to the fans, Stevie G is undoubtly one of the brightest talents in football today. Wherever he goes, Gerrard also can be considered a model professional off the field and will be idolize by many people for years to come.

Stevie G with CL trophy

In the talisman Gerrard, Liverpool have a reliable skipper who can not only lead but turn a match around incrediblly at the most critical moment. For instance, he leads Liverpool in the dramatic final against AC Milan where that match is regarded as 'The Greatest Comeback" in football history. A year later, when most Liverpool fans get frustrated in the FA Cup final match where 'The Reds' were losing 2-3 to West Ham until the final minute. In the middle of nowhere, Stevie G fires a tremendous long range strike into the bottom corner to level up the score. Liverpool eventually won the match in penalty shootout. The FA Cup Final also branded as "The Gerrard's Final" for his superb performance.